Former Somerset House Studios resident

Laura Grace Ford

Laura Grace Ford is a London based artist and writer concerned with the politics and poetics of place.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Drawing on cognitive mapping, hauntology and the dérive, Ford's multidisciplinary practice is a mapping of the urban unconscious. She completed a PhD (Threshold Cartographies:The Poetics of Contested Spade) at the RCA 2021. In 2013-2014 she was Stanley Picker Fellow at Kingston University. She is author of Savage Messiah, (Verso 2011) and is currently working on a novel. Her writing has appeared in many journals and magazines including  Frieze, The White Review, Afterall, Guardian, Dazed and Art Review. 

Oldfield Ford displays authentic gifts as a recorder and mapper of terrain. She is a necessary kind of writer, smart enough to bring document and poetry together in a scissors-and-paste, post-authorial form.

Iain Sinclair, Guardian

She has forthcoming audio/writing projects at Dorich House Museum and Coventry Biennale (both 2021), past shows include Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy Somerset House 2021, Digital Citizen, Baltic 2019, Feed the Fires Tend the Stock Convention House, Leeds 2019, Open Your Palm, Feel the Dust SettlingThere Somerset House London 2018, Flaneuse TCU Texas 2018, The Sky is Falling CCA Glasgow, Alpha/Isis/Eden Showroom London 2017, Itinerant Code Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm 2015, Seroxat, Smirnoff, THC, Stanley Picker Gallery, London 2014, Ruin Lust Tate Britain 2014.