Falmouth graduate nominated for Turner Prize

PUBLISHED: 12:36 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:14 26 April 2013

Former Falmouth College of Art student Lynette Yiadom-Boakyehas has been nominated for the 2013 Turner Prize.

She was nominated for her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery Extracts and Verses. Yiadom-Boakye’s painted 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.

The Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under fifty each year. Artists are nominated for an exhibition (or other presentation of their work) that took place in the twelve months preceding 16 April 2013. While the four shortlisted artists display their work at a Turner Prize exhibition, the jury award the prize for the originally nominated presentation.

The other three nominees are Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal and David Shrigley.

Her work will now be on display as part of an exhibition at Ebrington in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013, opening on 23 October 2013. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on 2 December.

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