Shortlist Unveiled For Seventh Annual Catlin Art Prize

Catlin Art Prize

The Catlin Art Prize has announced its 2013 shortlist of artists. The prize, now in its seventh year, includes an annual exhibition featuring some of the most innovative art graduates in the UK. The award is given to graduates one year on from their degree shows.

This year’s exhibition will be held at Londonewcastle Project Space, London (2nd – 26th May 2013) and showcases brand new work by nine artists, each chosen for their potential to make a significant impact in the art world over the next decade and beyond. The prize is unique in offering a framework for artists to develop a new body of work during the first year out of art school.

Each artist receives a bursary to support their progress. Participating artists are selected from The Catlin Guide 2013, a nationwide survey of recent art school graduates, now widely recognised as the essential reference for collectors of emerging artists.

The Catlin Art Prize 2013 finalists are: Steven Allan (Royal College of Art), Fatma Bucak (Royal College of Art), Juno Calypso (London College of Communication), Robert Crosse (Slade School of Fine Art), Nicky Deeley (Royal College of Art), Bee Griffith (Goldsmiths), Terry Ryu Kim (Slade School of Fine Art), Conall McAteer (Central St Martins) and David Ogle (Lancaster University).

Justin Hammond, Art Catlin curator, comments: “From David Ogle’s light sculpture to Nicky Deeley’s marathon performance piece, this particular exhibition is designed to celebrate diversity rather than draw tenuous parallels or proclaim some kind of new art movement. It’s a very strong line-up, but perhaps this latest chapter will demand more from the viewer than in previous years.”

A panel of judges will award one artist with a prize of £5,000 at a private ceremony on 22nd May. The 2013 judges are: former Turner Prize nominee Dexter Dalwood, art gallery director Ceri Hand and renowned collector Valeria Napoleone. Additionally, the general public will have the opportunity to take part in the Visitor Vote and pick their favourite artist in the exhibition. Votes can be cast via the ArtCatlin website or a ballot box at the venue. The winner of the Visitor Vote will be awarded £2,000.

Many previous Catlin Art Prize finalists have gone on to feature in major exhibitions in the UK and internationally. 2013 winner, Julia Vogl  has since completed a number of public commissions, including HOME, a multi-coloured public living room constructed in Peckham during the London Olympics. She was recently selected alongside Martin Creed, Gavin Turk, and Jake and Dinos Chapman to take part in Museums at Night 2013. Last year’s recipient of the Visitor Vote, Adeline de Monseignat, has enjoyed a string of London shows and is now represented by Ronchini Gallery.

As title sponsors of the Catlin Art Prize, Catlin – one of the world’s leading insurers of fine art – continues to help realise the ambitions of promising new artists.

Photo: © 2013

Catlin Art Prize 2013 Londonewcastle Project Space 28 Redchurch Street London E2 7DP