Autograph is loaning 5 works from our collection by Ingrid Pollard to Djanogly Gallery for the exhibition Reimag(in)ing the Victorians in Contemporary Art at Lakeside Arts.
The exhibition will explore how the work of contemporary artists including Mat Collishaw, Yinka Shonibare, Tessa Farmer, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Mark Dion, Heather Ageyepong, Dorothy Cross, Kate MccGwire, Sunil Gupta and Ingrid Pollard, reimag(in)es the Victorians in the ‘present’. Punctuated with examples of Victorian taxidermy, paintings, maps and written documents, the exhibition invites its viewers to make conceptual and material connections between recent artworks and the 19th-century practices, people, and events that they invoke.
One section of the exhibition, Colonial Afterlives, presents creative re-presentations of British colonial narratives and their contemporary consequences. By situating artworks produced over the last thirty years alongside relevant Victorian objects, including paintings, maps, texts, and coins, the display will underline the contingent nature of how such histories are remembered, as well as draw viewers’ attention to their continued presence in the everyday lived experiences of people around the world today.
Ingrid Pollard was born in Georgetown, Guyana. In the 1980s she was part of a constituency of British artists who championed black creative practice, showcasing her work in group exhibitions such as The Thin Black Line at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1985), D-Max (1987) and Self-Evident (1995), both at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
In 2007, Pollard was awarded the Leverhulme Fellowship Award. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and received her doctorate-by-publication from the University of Westminster in 2016. She was a recipient of the BALTIC Artist Award in 2018, and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists in 2020.
Pollard's work is represented in the collections of Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and Arts Council England.
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