Art Language Location award goes to Kenji

Published: 27 October 2015 at 15:44

Chris Owen and Kenji Lim

“Daughters” artwork wins £1,000 prize at this year’s public art festival in Cambridge

Kenji Lim has won the £1,000 first prize for the most significant new work exhibited on Anglia Ruskin University’s campus as part of this year’s Art Language Location festival in Cambridge.

Kenji constructed “Daughters”, a towering installation of branches bound with cord, with a fairy tale written at its base.

Kenji will be present at Anglia Ruskin every day until the closing of Art Language Location on 1 November, continually developing his work and revealing the story at the base of his installation.

Art Language Location is a contemporary visual and performance arts event. Now in its fourth year, the festival this year welcomed almost 70 of the brightest emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.

Judges Chris Owen (Head of Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin), Malavika Anderson (Cambridge Festival of Ideas), Dr Veronique Chance (course leader of the MA in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin), and Robert Good and Rebecca Ilett, from Art Language Location, were unanimous in awarding Kenji the prize.

Chris Owen, Head of Cambridge School of Art, said:

“The Art Language Location visual art festival has filled the Cambridge campus with remarkable artworks this year. 
“The festival was started by graduates from our own Masters course in fine art, but it now attracts artists and visitors from far afield.  Art Language Location has grown steadily over the last few years, and is now a very important event on the Cambridge visual arts calendar.
“Kenji’s sculpture is a quiet and contemplative piece but it has really caught the imagination of students and staff who have viewed it in the Coslett courtyard.  He is a very talented young artist, and I am sure he has a bright future ahead of him.”