Burrow Me, 2009; video, 13 min

Laure Prouvost (BNC 2010) wins Turner prize 2013

2 December 2013

Burrow Me, 2009; video, 13 min

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Laure Prouvost (BNC 2010) wins Turner prize 2013


French video and multimedia artist who participated in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010 is surprise winner of UK's most prestigious art prize at ceremony in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Penelope Curtis, the Tate Britain director and chair of the judges, said the panel was drawn into Prouvost's work "more deeply than they imagined they would be". Judges were unexpectedly moved by work that "had a real richness of texture. It was both handmade and technologically current."

Prouvost was shortlisted for a piece first shown as part of a Kurt Schwitters exhibition at Tate Britain. Prouvost was intrigued by the artist's partner, Edith Thomas, nicknamed Wantee because of her habit of asking "want tea?".

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (BNC 2004) was also shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2013.

http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/artists/laure-prouvost