Zac Langdon-Pole’s practice is situated across varying magnitudes of time. With an eye for minute detail, he sifts through history on both personal and planetary scales. His work contests the historical accounts and myths attributed to the origins of personal and cultural objects by subjecting them to alchemic, human and natural processes. Hypothesising that authenticity exists as a cultivation of disparate perspectives, Langdon-Pole underlines the biases of history (namely colonial legacies) and examines the residue of socio-cultural exchanges, exoticism and ornamentation. His works are physical manifestations of personal histories converging with larger social developments and collective legacies.

Langdon-Pole studied under Willem de Rooij at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2017 Langdon-Pole was the recipient of the Ars Viva-Prize and in 2018 he was awarded the BMW Art Journey Prize, which saw him travel the globe, following the pathways of migratory birds and celestial navigators. A major survey of his practice, Containing Multitudes, was presented at City Gallery, Wellington in 2020.