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.