The Ivan Juritz Prize was established in 2014 to celebrate the creative explosion of the modernist era and reward art that seeks to ‘make it new’. Postgraduate students throughout Europe, either from traditional academic disciplines or from creative courses, are invited to submit texts, films, musical compositions, virtual documentation of artwork, excerpts of moving image work and proposals for installation and performance. The prize is a collaboration between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Cove Park: winners receive £1000 and a residency at Cove Park.
Claire Michel is one of three artists to be awarded a residency as part of the Ivan Juritz Prize this year. Working across different media – such as performance, moving image and drawing – she is currently undertaking an MFA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Arts and was awarded the 2018-2019 Wimbledon Trust Bursaries.