Laura Oldfield Ford b.1973 (Halifax, West Yorkshire) is an artist working and living in London. She completed a BA at the Slade in 2001, an MA in Painting at the RCA in 2007, and is currently a researcher in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. She lectures and teaches across the UK and internationally on issues surrounding urbanism, architecture, protest and memory. In 2013 she was awarded a Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University where she undertook new research on the phenomenon of suburbanisation. Writing is an integral part of her practice, and in 2011 Verso published a collection of her zine Savage Messiah. She is a contributing writer/artist to Art Review, The Guardian, Granta, Building Design, Mute Magazine and Verso Blog. Recent exhibitions include Chthonic Reverb at Grand Union, Birmingham, 2016; Itinerant Code, Tensta Konsthall, 2015; Ruin Lust, Tate Britain, 2014; Recording Britain, V&A, 2012; Anarchy Unmasked, British Library, 2014; Soft Estate, Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2013 and Spacex, 2013; Desire Lines, Caja Madrid, Barcelona, 2012; There is a Place, New Art Gallery Walsall, 2012; Orbitecture, Focal Point Gallery, Southend, 2011; and Poster Sites, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2010.