Helen Cammock was born in 1970 in Staffordshire. She lives and works in Brighton and London. Cammock explores social histories through film, photography, print, text, song and performance. She is motivated by her commitment to questioning mainstream historical narratives around blackness, womanhood, wealth, power, poverty and vulnerability. Mining her own biography in addition to the histories of oppression and resistance, multiple and layered narratives, reveals the cyclical nature of histories.
Cammock was the joint recipient of The Turner Prize 2019 and the 7th Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Recent exhibitions include Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, (2022); Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale (2021); The Photographers Gallery, London (2021); STUK Art Centre, Leuven, Belgium (2021); Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (2020); Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy (2020); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2019); Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2019); VOID, Derry, Northern Ireland; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019); Reading Museum, Reading, UK; Cubitt, London, UK (2017). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at British Art Show 9, Aberdeen, Scotland (2021); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (2020); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (2020); Somerset House, London, UK (2019); Hollybush Gardens, London, UK (2017 and 2013) and Firstsite, Colchester, UK. She has staged performances at Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy (2020); The Showroom, London, UK (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2017); Cubitt, London; VOID, Derry, Northern Ireland and the ICA, London, UK (2017).