Sin Wai Kin (MA Print, 2017) is one of four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2022, alongside Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard and Veronica Ryan. An exhibition of all four nominated artists’ work will be held at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 to 19 March 2023.
Sin Wai Kin’s nomination comes after their participation in the British Art Show 9 and a solo presentation at Blindspot Gallery, Frieze London. Their practice brings fantasy to life through storytelling across the mediums of performance, moving image, writing and print. Drawing on their own experience existing between binary categories, Sin’s work interrupts normative processes of desire, identification and objectification. The jury were impressed by the boundary-pushing nature of Sin’s work, and how they deftly translated the visceral quality of their live performances into film.
Dr Paul Thompson, Vice-Chancellor of the Royal College of Art, said:
“Many congratulations to the four inspirational artists that have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2022. We are extremely proud that this year’s shortlist features RCA 2017 graduate Sin Wai Kin and their work weaving stories together across a range of mediums. We look forward to further exploring their boundary-pushing practice through the Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Liverpool later this year.”
One of the world’s best-known prizes for the visual arts, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. Established in 1984, the Turner Prize 2022 winner will be announced in December at an award ceremony in Liverpool.