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Katrina Palmer

Katrina Palmer produces written compositions and locates objects, bodies, and voices as covert material presences in narrativised contexts. Using an expanded conceptualisation of sculpture, she explores the edges of language, focusing on uncanny physical displacements, marginalisation and absence.

Among Palmer’s solo exhibitions are What’s Already Going On (Mead Gallery 2023); Hello (England’s Creative Coast 2021); The Coffin Jump (Yorkshire Sculpture Park 14-18 Nov, 2018); The Necropolitan Line (Henry Moore Institute 2015); End Matter (Artangel, BBC Radio 4, Book Works 2015). Her publications include Black Slit and The Dark Object (Book Works, 2023 2010), and contributions to Documents of Contemporary Art, (Whitechapel/MIT 2013-2021). Palmer was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists (2014) and she is Artist in Residence at the National Gallery (2024).




Sentences (2023)

As part of On the other side, Katrina presents Sentences (2023), a book of texts produced in collaboration with individuals working in the justice system and people who are currently imprisoned.

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