Zac Langdon-Pole

Exhibited works

Paradise Blueprint, 2017
non woven wallpaper based on a cyanotype
photogram of the removed legs of a bird of paradise


Residuals (c), 2018
aluminium tool case, Buckingham Palace Royal
Collections Shop Jewellery; Gold Pearlearrings, Deco
Drop earrings, Queen’s 90th Birthday Pearl Necklace,
two cast iron calf weaner tools, leather and iron calf
weaner muzzle
38 x 33 x 26 cm


Born in 1988, Auckland, New Zealand. Lives and works in Darmstadt and Berlin, Germany.


Zac Langdon-Pole’s artworks are based on stories, memories and the emergence of historic narratives that are examined through the context of contemporary structures of power. Langdon-Pole’s wallpaper series, for example, reflect the evolution of information during instances of cultural exchange. They contemplate the nature of inheritance, identity and the self. They test the limits of memory and language, as well as forms of collective and individual agency in the face of lost heritage.


Langdon-Pole graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2010. In 2016, he graduated from the class of Willem de Rooij at Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt. The same year the artist was awarded the Charlotte Prinz Stipendium in Darmstadt and, in 2018, he was awarded the Art Viva prize, an internationally acclaimed achievement that celebrates the work of leading emerging artists living in Germany.