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Abi Palmer

Abi Palmer is a writer, artist and filmmaker. Her artworks include Crip Casino – an interactive gambling arcade parodying the wellness industry and institutionalised spaces – which has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, Somerset House and the Wellcome Collection. Her debut book Sanatorium (Penned in the Margins, 2020) is a fragmented memoir, jumping between luxury thermal pool, and blue inflatable bathtub. It was shortlisted for the Barbellion Prize. In 2020 she was awarded an Artangel ‘Thinking Time’ grant to address the current pandemic. Her current work explores themes of access, isolation and the urgency of climate change, through attempting to capture, distil and convey the entire outside world into small ritualistic performances and sculpture for her indoor cats.