Diaspora-Artists logo

Rosalind Nashashibi

Born, 1973 in Croydon

In early May 2017 it was announced that Nashashibi was one of four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize of that year. The other shortlisted artists were Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, and Lubaina Himid. An exhibition of work by the four shortlisted artists was scheduled be held at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations from 26 September 2017 to 7 January 2018. The winner will be announced on 5 December 2017 at an award ceremony live on the BBC, the broadcast partner for the Turner Prize.

The Tate Turner Prize press release stated that Nashashibi had been shortlisted “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. The jury was impressed by the depth and maturity of Nashashibi’s work, which often examines sites of human occupation and the coded relationships that occur within those spaces – whether a family home or garden, a ship or the Gaza Strip. Her films use the camera as an eye to observe moments and events, contrasting reality with moments of fantasy and myth. They show how the intimate and everyday collide with issues of surveillance and control.” www.tate.org.uk/about/press-office/press-releases/turner-prize-2017-shortlist-announced (accessed 25 May 2017).

Related items

click to show details of Migrations: Journeys into British Art - catalogue

»  Migrations: Journeys into British Art - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2012

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom