Please join us for an online conversation with Ingrid Pollard on Tuesday 7 February at 6.30pm (GMT). The event will be chaired by Dr Carol McKay of NEPN/Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries at the University of Sunderland.
Ingrid Pollard (born Georgetown, Guyana) is a photographer, media artist and researcher and one of the leading figures in contemporary British art. Pollard is a graduate of the London College of Printing and Derby University. She has developed a social practice concerned with representation, history and landscape with reference to race, difference and the materiality of lens-based media.
Pollard was one of twenty founding members of Autograph (the Association of Black Photographers) and received an honorary fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2016 in recognition of her contributions to photography.
In 2018 she received the BALTIC Artist Award, presenting Seventeen of Sixty Eight – an exploration of invisible lives and unmapped histories, ownership and land, history and identity, with reference to the black figure signified across the UK. Pollard was also the Inaugural Stuart Hall Associate Fellow in the same year.
Pollard has worked as an artist in residence at a number of organisations, including Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, London, 1994; Cumbria National Park, 1998; Project Row Houses, Houston Texas, US, 2004; Croydon College of Art, 2011; VARC, 2012/3.
In 2020, she was announced as the fifth recipient of the Freelands Award, leading to the major solo exhibition ‘Carbon Turning Slowly’ at MK Gallery and touring to Turner Contemporary.
Her work is included in numerous collections including the UK Arts Council Collection, Tate and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Pollard was one of four artists nominated for Turner Prize 2022. She lives and works in Northumberland.
This talk is the final public event of the SHIFTS project delivered in 2021/23.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and the University of Sunderland.