A brief introduction to the nominees for the 2013 Turner Prize 

Turner Prize 2013 - Laure Prouvost installation

Laure Prouvost's installation for the Turner Prize 2013 in Derry~Londonderry

© Laure Prouvost. Tate Photography: Lucy Dawkins

Nominated for

Her work Wantee which was shown as part of the Schwitters in Britain exhibition at Tate Britain and for her two-part installation for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Who she is

Like fellow nominee David Shrigley, Laure Prouvost makes art that is often very funny. Born in France, she moved to London just over a decade ago, and a lot of her work deals with miscommunication and things getting lost in translation. She makes surprising and unpredictable films, which are usually underscored by her deadpan narration and shown in atmospheric installations.

What they say

Language – in its broadest sense – permeates the video, sound, installation and performance work of Prouvost, yet she doesn’t so much as rebel against it as bend, unpick or re-form text and spoken narratives in any way she can.
Nick Aikens, Frieze

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The Turner Prize 2013 exhibition runs until 5 January 2014 in Derry~Londonderry. The winner is annouced Monday 2 December 2013