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Katrina Palmer

The 2024 National Gallery Artist in Residence

Katrina Palmer

Born 1967 in London where she also now lives and works, Katrina Palmer works with sculpture, audio environments, printed matter, and performance.

Palmer is best known for her investigations of sculptural materiality, which often utilise live readings and site-specific recordings to explore bodily vulnerabilities and histories of absence within landscapes or institutional spaces. Her commission Endmatter for Art Angel in 2015 saw her situated on the Isle of Portland where Portland stone is quarried. She produced an audio tour based on her writing during her residency on the isle which was turned into a play for Radio 4 and also a publication.

Her work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, the Hayward Gallery, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. In 2014, she was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists and the Royal College of Art's Tom Bendhem Sculpture Award, and was shortlisted for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award in 2015. She completed her PhD at the Royal College of Art in 2012 and this year received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex.

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