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

Online Works/Commissions:

CURRENT : 'the material will be quiet yet alive', collaboration with Laura Porter, commissioned by Queen's Hall Digital


2021 ‘slipping through the gap’ published on ORBIT


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