Helen Cammock

Helen Cammock (b. 1970, Staffordshire, UK) is an artist working in film, photography, print, text, song, and performance and examines mainstream historical and contemporary narratives about Blackness, womanhood, oppression and resistance, wealth and power, poverty and vulnerability throughout her practice. Her works often cut across time and geography, layering multiple voices as she investigates the cyclical nature of histories in her visual and aural assemblages.

In 2017, Cammock won the Max Mara Art Prize for Women and in 2019 was the joint recipient of The Turner Prize. She has exhibited and performed worldwide with recent solo shows including Bass Notes and SiteLines at Amant in Brooklyn, NY (2023), Helen Cammock: I Will Keep My Soul presented at Art + Practice in Los Angeles, CA and at the St. Claude Gallery at the University of New Orleans in Louisiana (2023), They Call it Idlewild at the Oakville Galleries in Ontario, Canada (2023), behind the eye is the promise of rain at Kestner Gesellshaft in Hannover, Germany (2022), Concrete Feathers and Porcelain Tacks at The Photographer’s Gallery in London, UK (2021), Beneath the Surface of Skin at STUK Art Centre in Leuven, Belgium (2021), Che Si Può Fare (What Can be Done) at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, UK (2019), Che Si Può Fare at the Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, Italy (2019), and The Long Note at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland (2019). Group shows include Breathing at the Hamburger Kunstalle in Hamburg, Germany (2022) and Radio Ballads at the Serpentine Galleries in London, UK (2022).