Lydia Porter is a contemporary artist based in London, working across video, installation, writing, photography and bookmaking.
These formats are used to investigate the surface of the image as an active site and a means of translation, rendering the response as secondary, the experience once removed – giving way to a critical awareness of the invisible form rendered visible. She documents process and touch, drawing from stillness or subtle shifts and movements to draw attention to the materiality of an image as an area of slippage between content and interpretation, encouraging the dissolution of the objective by focusing on perception as an invisible and ubiquitous prerequisite which becomes tangible in the act of documentation.
Lydia Porter has been selected to be a part of Double Agents ACME/UAL Associate Studio Programme as an artists in the shared studios in Stockwell, London, until October 2022.
2017-2019 BA Fine Art: Chelsea College of Art, UAL, London, UK
2016-2017 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts, London UK
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2020 ‘UNIQLO TATE LATES: NIGHT IN’ Tate Modern, Blavatnik Building, London, UK
2019 ‘Suburbia’ St Anne’s Arts and Community Centre, Barnstaple, Devon UK
2019 ‘Degree Show’ Chelsea College of Arts, London UK
2019 ‘Kino 4’ Spike Island, UWE Bristol, UK
2019 ‘Interim Show’ Chelsea College of Arts, London UK
2019 ‘Translations’ The Morgue, Chelsea College Of Arts, London UK
2018 ‘A Thing Like You And Me’ Take Courage Gallery, London UK
2018 ‘Kino 3’ Spike Island, UWE Bristol, UK
2018 ‘MESHES presents: ExP’ Genesis Cinema, Mile End, London UK
2017 ‘Obscura’ Buster Mantis, London UK
2017 ‘Clusterf*ck’ Maverick Projects, Safehouse 1/Safehouse 2, Peckham, London, UK
2016 ‘CCW foundation Show’, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
2016 ‘Unspecified’, Lumberjack Café, Camberwell, London, UK