Rosalind Nashashibi, Featured in UAG show "On This Island" curated by Allyson Unzicker, nominated for Turner Prize

This morning, Tate Britain revealed that the four nominated artists for the 2017 Turner Prize are Hurvin AndersonAndrea BüttnerLubaina Himid, and Rosalind Nashashibi.

The jury is formed by Dan Fox, co-editor of Frieze Magazine; the art critic Martin Herbert; LUX director Mason Leaver-Yap; and Emily Pethick, director of the Showroom, London.

Like in recent years, the resulting shortlist features three women and just one man. What’s remarkable this year is that all nominees are over 40—the organizers of the prize recently scrapped the under-50 age rule—and how racially diverse the list is in terms of the artists’ heritage.

Born in Croydon, London, in 1973, Nashashibi has been nominated for her solo exhibition “On This Island” at The University Art Galleries at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts in California, and for her participation in Documenta 14.

The Palestinian-English artist, who is currently based in Liverpool, works mainly in the field of moving image. In her films, she explores sites of human occupation—be it a family home or the Gaza Strip—and the coded relationships that unfold within them, showing how intimate gestures take place in controlled environments.

This year, the exhibition of work by the four shortlisted artists will be staged at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations. It is slated to open on September 26.

The winner of the Turner Prize 2017 will be announced on December 5 at an award ceremony that will be broadcast on the BBC.


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