Leeds graduate wins 2012 Turner Prize

Elizabeth Price, who completed a PhD in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies in 1999, has won the 2012 Turner Prize.

The Prize is awarded to a British artist, under the age of 50, who has put on the best exhibition of the last 12 months.

Aimed at celebrating younger talent and promoting new developments in contemporary British art, the Turner Prize is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious awards for the visual arts.

Chris Taylor, a senior lecturer in Fine Art at the University, said: “We are delighted by Elizabeth's success and offer our warm congratulations. Her work at Leeds showed a strong ability to weave between contexts of the factual and the imaginary - and the historic and the everyday - and her use of video, sound and archival material continues to engage and resonate with audiences.”

Elizabeth was nominated for her exhibition, Here, which combined digital imagery, music and text to present a trilogy of videos.

Elizabeth was one of four artists shortlisted for the Prize and was announced as the winner on Monday 3 December during a live broadcast by Channel 4.

She wins £25,000 as the main prize, with the three other shortlisted entries each receiving £5,000.

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