Lynette Yiadom-Boakye – nominated

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye was nominated for the Turner Prize 2013 for her exhibition Extracts and Verses at Chisenhale Gallery.

Turner Prize 2013 - Lynette Yiadom-Boakye installation

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's installation at the Turner Prize 2013
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Installation view
© Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Tate Photography: Lucy Dawkins

Yiadom-Boakye’s intriguing paintings appear traditional but are in fact much more innovative. Her portraits of imaginary people use invented pre-histories and raise pertinent questions about how we read pictures in general, particularly with regard to black subjects.

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TateShots: Turner Prize 2013 Nominee, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye