Working predominately in moving image installation, Elizabeth Price animates collections of found and created imagery, which are re-drawn as apocalyptic narratives. Combining text, image and music, her incisive editing processes create unexpected links between disparate histories and archives. Price's films are voiced by anonymous 'choruses' who become the central protagonists of key works such as the Turner Prize-winning piece The Woolworths Choir of 1979 (2012) in which her assembly sings '“WE KNOW. WE ARE CHORUS,” as the words simultaneously flash across the screen.
Price’s recent solo exhibitions include Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, The Model, Sligo, Ireland, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and New Museum, New York. Studio Voltaire commissioned Price's first-ever video installation 'A Public Lecture & Exhumation' in 2007. In 2016 a major new commission opened at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, as part of the Contemporary Art Society Award for Museums. Price was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize in 2012.
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