Born 1988, Auckland (NZ). Lives and works in Berlin (GER) and Auckland (NZ)
Zac Langdon-Pole is a New Zealand artist based between Berlin and Tāmaki Makaurau. His photographic and sculptural work of found and fabricated artefacts traverses a range of scales from the familial to the celestial, all connected by the artist’s interest in memory, translation, and the ordering of social and natural worlds. After gaining a BFA (Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts, at the University of Auckland, in 2010, Langdon-Pole received a Meisterschüler from Frankfurt’s Städelschule, in 2015.
A survey of his practice, Containing Multitudes, was exhibited at City Gallery Wellington, Te Whare Toi, in 2020. In 2018 Langdon-Pole was selected as the seventh recipient of the BMW Art Journey and in 2017 he was the recipient of the Ars Viva Prize. Recent projects include: Lines of Flight / Lignes de Fuite at the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, L’ile de Vassiviere, France (2022) Splendide Mendax, (with Daniel Boyd) at STATION Gallery, Melbourne (2021-2022); the body and its outside, Michael Lett, Auckland (2021).
From February to May 2022 Langdon-Pole was the McCahon House Artist in Residence at Parehuia, Titirangi.