Artist Elizabeth Price Wins 2012 Turner Prize

Video artist Elizabeth Price has won the coveted Turner Prize for art, which comes with a £25,000 money prize. Her nominated work was a 20 minute film based on the Woolworth’s fire that killed 10 people in Manchester in 1979.

Actor Jude Law presented the award at a ceremony held at the Tate Britain gallery in London on 3 December 2012. The prestigious prize is awarded to a British artist under the age of 50 who is deemed to have put on the best exhibition of the last 12 months. The other nominees were performance artist Spartacus Chetwynd, video artist Luke Fowler and visual artist Paul Noble. Previous recipients of the prize, first awarded in 1984, include Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen and Grayson Perry.

Born in Bradford in 1966, Price received a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Oxford University before attending the Royal College of Art where she obtained an MA in Fine Art in 1991. She also has a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Leeds.