Ingrid Pollard – Recipient of the 2nd BALTIC Artists’ Award (2019)
Video (11.24): In the BALTIC Bites video queer artist Ingrid Pollard (UK) is in conversation with Lubaina Himid. Ingrid Pollard recieved the 2nd BALTIC Artists’Award in spring of 2019. The conversation takes place in Pollard’s exhibition Seventeen of Sixty Eight (February 15 – June 15, 2019).
‘BALTIC is delighted to present the second BALTIC Artists’ Award, a worldwide biennial art award judged solely by artists. Three internationally renowned artist-judges, Lubaina Himid, Michael Rakowitz and Haegue Yang, have each selected an artist who has the opportunity to realise new work which will be seen in this four-month exhibition.
(born 1953, Guyana) uses photographs, prints, moving image and audio to uncover the layered histories of representation. Melding together ephemera with iconic images; the English with the African, it makes visible the invisible, to reveal in her words ‘what we always knew was there’. While investigating race, ethnicity and public spaces she has developed work juxtaposing landscape and portraiture which provide a context for issues of migration, family and home. Selected by Lubaina Himid.’ – BALTIC Connect
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