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Artist Terry Ryu Kim wins Catlin Art Prize 2013

A London-based Korean artist – a 2012 Slade MA graduate – has won a prize sponsored by insurance group Catlin:

Artist Terry Ryu Kim named winner of the Catlin Art Prize 2013

Terry Ryu Kim: Screening Solution I, II and III
Terry Ryu Kim: Screening Solution I, II and III (2013) Photo © Peter Hope

The winner of the Catlin Art Prize 2013 has been announced as Terry Ryu Kim. Terry was awarded the £5,000 prize for her installation, Screening Solution I, II & III. The panel of judges –Turner Prize nominated Dexter Dalwood, gallerist and curator Ceri Hand, and collector Valeria Napoleone – also commended the other artists for producing a strong and committed selection of new works.

Screening Solution I, II and III explores how the body is manipulated by architecture and technology. A series of screens, projections and cameras dictate a path through the exhibition and convert the installation into a stage-like zone, forcing the visitor to perform. By intensifying everyday surveillance and filtering systems encountered in public spaces (such as hospitals, airports and other transport networks), this work explores the way in which physical and technological structures exert power.

Judge Ceri Hand commented: ‘We selected Terry Ryu Kim because the work – ideas, materials, execution and installation – felt mature, concise, pertinent and unique. It draws on public spaces and speaks of intimacy, control, collective identity and the fragmentation of the self. It is a haunting, beautiful work.’

Now entering its seventh year, the Catlin Art Prize is an annual event showcasing the most promising art school graduates one year on from their degree exhibitions. The Prize is unique in providing the artists with the time and opportunity to develop their practice, encouraging them to demonstrate their progress by producing a new body of work to be exhibited in May. The selected artists are taken from The Catlin Guide and are considered to be producing work of an outstanding quality which demonstrates their capacity to make a significant mark in the art world during the next decade.

The Catlin Guide is an introduction to the 40 most promising new graduate artists in the UK, recommended by a wide survey of curators, art writers, collectors, gallerists and course tutors. Each individual profile details future exhibitions, projects and aspirations for 2013. The curator of the Catlin Art Prize and editor of The Catlin Guide is independent curator and art writer Justin Hammond.

Catlin Group Limited is an international specialist property/casualty insurer and reinsurer. Catlin works in parallel with its policyholders and their insurance brokers to develop imaginative and effective risk management solutions. By doing so, Catlin underwriters help their clients realise their ambitions. Catlin operates the largest syndicate at Lloyd’s of London, based on premium volume, as well as Catlin UK, a leading underwriting of commercial insurance in the UK.


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