Artist Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

Artist Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

Himid was born in 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The Preston, England-based artist was awarded the 25,000-pound ($34,000) prize at a ceremony in the English city of Hull. The other short-listed nominees were Rosalind Nashashibi, Hurvin Anderson, and Andrea Büttner.

This year the Turner Prize is being held at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as a highlight of its City of Culture year.

Nashashibi, 43, had two films on show in Hull. (In its first few editions, the Turner Prize also recognized museum directors and curators.) But this year, for the first time since 1991, artists over the age of 50 were eligible to be nominated for the prize. The Ferens Art Gallery will continue to host the shortlisted work until the 7 January, 2018.

Himid, 63, is the oldest artist to win the award so far.

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The jury chose to reward her for the "vitality of her work" and "the seriousness of the issues she deals with, which are very relevant today", said Tate Britain museum director and president of the award jury, Alex Farquharson. She is now based in Preston, England; her work primarily addresses racial politics and the representation of black people in art.

Founded in 1984, the annual Turner Prize is regarded as the UK's most important art award.

The jury made its decision on the back of Himid's trio of exhibitions in Oxford, Bristol and Nottingham, which showcased her paintings, prints and installations.

The prize is famous for launching the careers of Damien Hirst and other members of the "Young British Artists" generation. Her paintings, prints, drawings, and installations are now in the collections of Tate, the Whitworth Art Gallery, and the Leeds City Museum, among other institutions. The jury praised Anderson as an outstanding British painter whose art speaks to our current political moment with questions about identity and belonging and recognised a deeper interplay between figuration and abstraction in his work. The jury noted Büttner's unique approach to collaboration and her exploration of religion, morality and ethics, articulated through a wide range of media including printmaking, sculpture, video and painting.

For her solo exhibition On This Island at The University Art Galleries at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts in California, and her participation in Documenta 14.

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