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. Her work is included in numerous collections including the UK Arts Council Collection, Tate and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Pollard is one of four artists nominated for Turner Prize 2022.
Ingrid Pollard graduated in 1988 from the London College of Printing. In 1995 she completed her MA in Photographic Studies at the University of Derby. In 2016 Pollard was awarded a PHD by the University of Westminster. Group exhibitions include: Face à la mer, Passerelle Centre d’art Contemporain, Brest (2020); Hot Moment , Auto Italia, London (2020); Seaside: Photographed, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2019); Resist: be modern (again), John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2019), BALTIC Artists’ Award 2019, Gateshead (2019), The Lie of the Land, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (2019), Deep Down Body Thirst , Glasgow International (2018), The Place Is Here, Nottingham Contemporary, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and South London Gallery (2017) and Thin Black Line/s , Tate Britain, London (2011). Solo presentations have included: Regarding the Frame, VARC Highgreen, Northumberland (2013), Residence III , Parfait Gallery Croydon College (2011), A Field of Sheep, Chenderit School & Visual Arts College, Oxfordshire (2009), Near and Far , National Glass Centre, Northumberland (2009), Spectre of the Black Boy, Kingsway Gallery, Goldsmiths, London (2009), Selective Yield Wysing Arts, Cambridgeshire (2001), Hidden histories, Heritage stories , 3 Mills Island, London (1999). Selected commissions: Seventeen of Sixty Eight , BALTIC (2019), Working Images , London South Bank University (2005-06), The Boy Who Watches The Ships Go By, Whitworth Art Gallery (2002), Landscape Trauma, Autograph (2001). Selected collections: Arts Council England, Cartwright Hall, Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum.