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Laure Prouvost is the winner of this year’s Turner Prize

Prouvost, shortlisted for a film installation inspired by the artist Kurt Schwitters, was awarded the £25,000 prize this evening in Derry~Londonderry.

The 35 year-old artist, who was born in France and lives in London, was nominated for Wantee, a video offering a witty tribute to a fictional grandfather. A new mum, the artist gave thanks as she accepted the award on stage alongside her new-born baby, adding that: ‘I hope my granddad is hearing us now.’