Ingrid Pollard

Ingrid Pollard is a multi-media artist, photographer, researcher and lecturer. Pollard has developed a social practice concerned with representation, history and landscape with reference to race, difference and the materiality of lens-based media. Through her practice, Pollard uncovers layered histories of representation, making the invisible visible, revealing (in her own words) ‘what we always knew was there’. Her work is included in numerous collections including the UK Arts Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Recent works include a re-examination of the UK and international archives to decolonise ethnographic and state-sponsored imagery of the former colonised countries.

In 2018 Dr Ingrid Pollard was the inaugural Stuart Hall Associate Fellow at the University of Sussex. In 2020 Ingrid Pollard and MK Gallery were awarded the Freelands Foundation Award to host a survey of Ingrid’s work in 2022.

Solo exhibitions

Solo exhibitions include: Seventeen of Sixty-Eight, BALTIC, Newcastle (2019); Valentine Day II, VOX, Swiss College Library, London (2018); Consider the Dark and the Light, Les Ateliers D’artistes De Sacy (2015); Regarding the Frame, VARC Highgreen, Northumberland (2013).

Group exhibitions

Group exhibitions include: Hot Moment, Auto Italia, London (2020); The Lie of the Land, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (2019); Seaside; Photographed, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2019); North, Somerset House, London (2018); Deep Down Body Thirst, Glasgow International (2018); We Have Met Before, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston (2017).


Awards include: Freelands Foundation Award (2020); Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists (2019); Artists Award, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (2018); Honorary Fellow, Royal Photographic Society (2016); Leverhulme Individual Artists Award (2007); Arts Council England Artists Award (2007)