Zac Langdon-Pole

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Zac Langdon-Pole, Passport (Argonauta) (v), 2018, paper nautilus shell, Sericho meteorite (iron pallasite, landsite: Sericho, Kenya) 107 x 33 x 56mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Containing Multitudes, Installation View, City Gallery Wellington, 2021

Zac Langdon-Pole, Containing Multitudes, Installation View, City Gallery Wellington, 2021

Zac Langdon-Pole, Ars Viva 2018, Installation View, Kunstverein München, 2017

Zac Langdon-Pole, La Biennale de Montréal, Installation view, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, La Biennale de Montréal, Installation view, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, La Biennale de Montréal, Installation view, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, Lacunae Mouths (detail), 2016, six chrome mouth casts, chain, shackles, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, Gloss (3. Bones kiss sour air), 2016, framed digital photograph, de-bossed text 382 x 474 x 28mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Gloss (2. Where Paradise Storms), 2016, framed digital photograph, de-bossed text 382 x 474 x 28mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Lacunae Mouths, 2016, six chrome mouth casts, chain, shackles, dimensions variable, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2016

Zac Langdon-Pole, Au Hazard (borer cabinet), 2016, Rimu and glass cabinet, 24ct pure gold, 427 x 908 x 760mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, On the Shoulders of Giants, Kunsthalle Mainz, 2016

Zac Langdon-Pole, The Torture Garden (verso view), 2016, framed digital print, photograph taken by Willem de Rooij, 2015, digital prints, Problem Poem 2, quote from p.g. 2, The Torture Garden, by Octave Mirbeau, 1889

Zac Langdon-Pole, end of history, 2015, framed digital print, photograph taken by Willem de Rooij, 2015, digital prints, The Union Jack and the Southern Cross, by Miri Davidson, The New Inquiry, March 24 2015
Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Zac Langdon-Pole, My Body… (Brendan Pole), 2015, 297 individual photographs, 15 x 10cm each, overall dimensions variable, Installation view, La Biennale de Montréal, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, Lacunae Mouth (shell fossil), 2016, chrome mouth cast, chain, shell fossil, chain, shackles, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, King Bird of Paradise (Apoda), 2016, re-prepared taxidermy bird of paradise, glass vitrine case (altered), Installation view, Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, 2016

Zac Langdon-Pole, King Bird of Paradise (Apoda), 2016, re-prepared taxidermy bird of paradise, glass vitrine case (altered), Installation view, Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach,  2016

Zac Langdon-Pole, Pieces of 8, 2015, single channel HD digital film, 5’17min, Installation view, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2015-16

Zac Langdon-Pole, The Pearl Diver, 2015, anchor chain, steel shackle, gold, ‘Alien Sex Robot’ (Dan Arps, 2010), polystyrene, digital prints, acrylic paint, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, The Pearl Diver, 2015, anchor chain, steel shackle, gold, ‘Alien Sex Robot’ (Dan Arps, 2010), polystyrene, digital prints, acrylic paint, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, [sic], Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2014

Zac Langdon-Pole, [sic], Installation view, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, 2014

Zac Langdon-Pole, Meine Bilder, Installation view, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2014

Zac Langdon-Pole, Untitled, 2012, fabric, cotton, 2130 x 1320mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Nothing By Itself, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Zac Langdon-Pole, Nothing By Itself, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Zac Langdon-Pole, T.O., 2012, found canvas, un-stretched, reversed and re-stretched, 868 x 744mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Containing Multitudes, Installation View, City Gallery Wellington, 2021

Zac Langdon-Pole, Ars Viva 2018, Installation View, Kunstverein München, 2017

Zac Langdon-Pole, La Biennale de Montréal, Installation view, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, Lacunae Mouths (detail), 2016, six chrome mouth casts, chain, shackles, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, Gloss (2. Where Paradise Storms), 2016, framed digital photograph, de-bossed text 382 x 474 x 28mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Au Hazard (borer cabinet), 2016, Rimu and glass cabinet, 24ct pure gold, 427 x 908 x 760mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, The Torture Garden (verso view), 2016, framed digital print, photograph taken by Willem de Rooij, 2015, digital prints, Problem Poem 2, quote from p.g. 2, The Torture Garden, by Octave Mirbeau, 1889

Zac Langdon-Pole, My Body… (Brendan Pole), 2015, 297 individual photographs, 15 x 10cm each, overall dimensions variable, Installation view, La Biennale de Montréal, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, King Bird of Paradise (Apoda), 2016, re-prepared taxidermy bird of paradise, glass vitrine case (altered), Installation view, Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, 2016

Zac Langdon-Pole, Pieces of 8, 2015, single channel HD digital film, 5’17min, Installation view, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2015-16

Zac Langdon-Pole, The Pearl Diver, 2015, anchor chain, steel shackle, gold, ‘Alien Sex Robot’ (Dan Arps, 2010), polystyrene, digital prints, acrylic paint, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, [sic], Installation view, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, 2014

Zac Langdon-Pole, Untitled, 2012, fabric, cotton, 2130 x 1320mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Nothing By Itself, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

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Born 1988, Auckland (NZ). Lives and works in Auckland (NZ)

Questions of place, travel, and translation have long been central to the work of Berlin-based New Zealand-artist, Zac Langdon-Pole. His work frequently collapses the spaces between colonial, scientific, and geographic distances. In 2019, Langdon-Pole’s BMW Art Journey saw him travel through Europe and across Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, following the pathways of migratory birds and celestial navigators.

Langdon-Pole studied at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland (2007-10) and at the Städelschule, Frankfurt (2014-15). His work was included in On the Shoulders of Giants, Kunsthalle Mainz (2016); La Biennale de Montreál (2016); and Art Basel, Hong Kong (2018); emic etic, Between Bridges, Berlin (2018); and Interbeing, Michael Lett, Auckland (2020). In 2017 Langdon-Pole was the recipient of the Ars Viva-Prize and in 2018 was selected as the seventh recipient of the BMW Art Journey. A survey of his practice, Containing Multitudes, was exhibited at City Gallery, Wellington in 2020.

 
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Zac Langdon-Pole, Passport (Argonauta) (v), 2018, paper nautilus shell, Sericho meteorite (iron pallasite, landsite: Sericho, Kenya) 107 x 33 x 56mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Containing Multitudes, Installation View, City Gallery Wellington, 2021

Zac Langdon-Pole, Containing Multitudes, Installation View, City Gallery Wellington, 2021

Zac Langdon-Pole, Ars Viva 2018, Installation View, Kunstverein München, 2017

Zac Langdon-Pole, La Biennale de Montréal, Installation view, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, La Biennale de Montréal, Installation view, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, La Biennale de Montréal, Installation view, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, Lacunae Mouths (detail), 2016, six chrome mouth casts, chain, shackles, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, Gloss (3. Bones kiss sour air), 2016, framed digital photograph, de-bossed text 382 x 474 x 28mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Gloss (2. Where Paradise Storms), 2016, framed digital photograph, de-bossed text 382 x 474 x 28mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Lacunae Mouths, 2016, six chrome mouth casts, chain, shackles, dimensions variable, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2016

Zac Langdon-Pole, Au Hazard (borer cabinet), 2016, Rimu and glass cabinet, 24ct pure gold, 427 x 908 x 760mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, On the Shoulders of Giants, Kunsthalle Mainz, 2016

Zac Langdon-Pole, The Torture Garden (verso view), 2016, framed digital print, photograph taken by Willem de Rooij, 2015, digital prints, Problem Poem 2, quote from p.g. 2, The Torture Garden, by Octave Mirbeau, 1889

Zac Langdon-Pole, end of history, 2015, framed digital print, photograph taken by Willem de Rooij, 2015, digital prints, The Union Jack and the Southern Cross, by Miri Davidson, The New Inquiry, March 24 2015 Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Zac Langdon-Pole, My Body… (Brendan Pole), 2015, 297 individual photographs, 15 x 10cm each, overall dimensions variable, Installation view, La Biennale de Montréal, 2016-17 / Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Zac Langdon-Pole, Lacunae Mouth (shell fossil), 2016, chrome mouth cast, chain, shell fossil, chain, shackles, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, King Bird of Paradise (Apoda), 2016, re-prepared taxidermy bird of paradise, glass vitrine case (altered), Installation view, Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, 2016

Zac Langdon-Pole, King Bird of Paradise (Apoda), 2016, re-prepared taxidermy bird of paradise, glass vitrine case (altered), Installation view, Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach,  2016

Zac Langdon-Pole, Pieces of 8, 2015, single channel HD digital film, 5’17min, Installation view, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2015-16

Zac Langdon-Pole, The Pearl Diver, 2015, anchor chain, steel shackle, gold, ‘Alien Sex Robot’ (Dan Arps, 2010), polystyrene, digital prints, acrylic paint, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, The Pearl Diver, 2015, anchor chain, steel shackle, gold, ‘Alien Sex Robot’ (Dan Arps, 2010), polystyrene, digital prints, acrylic paint, dimensions variable

Zac Langdon-Pole, [sic], Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2014

Zac Langdon-Pole, [sic], Installation view, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, 2014

Zac Langdon-Pole, Meine Bilder, Installation view, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2014

Zac Langdon-Pole, Untitled, 2012, fabric, cotton, 2130 x 1320mm

Zac Langdon-Pole, Nothing By Itself, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Zac Langdon-Pole, Nothing By Itself, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Zac Langdon-Pole, T.O., 2012, found canvas, un-stretched, reversed and re-stretched, 868 x 744mm