The Turner Prize 2012 has been awarded to Elizabeth Price, it was announced at Tate Britain this evening during a live broadcast live on Channel 4. The £25,000 prize was presented by Jude Law. This year’s prize fund, supported by Channel 4, is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists.
The jury applauded the four nominated artists’ commitment and the strengths of their diverse artistic practices. They awarded the prize to Elizabeth Price for her solo exhibition at BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. The Jury admired the seductive and immersive qualities of Price’s video trilogy which reflects the ambition that has characterised her work in recent years. They were impressed by the way Price creates a rhythmic and ritualistic experience through film installations which combine different material and technical vocabularies ranging from archival footage and popular music videos to advertising.