Film artist and painter Rosalind Nashashibi recognised for film depicting everyday life in Gaza.
A Senior Fine Art Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London has been nominated for the 2017 Turner Prize.
Rosalind Nashashibi has been recognised for her solo exhibition ‘On This Island’ at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts in California.
Her exhibition included the film ‘Electrical Gaza’ – an investigation into everyday life in the disputed territory using live footage and animation.
She is also nominated for her contribution to the Documenta 14 exhibition in Athens, in which she revisited Paul Gauguin’s images of women in Tahiti.
The judging panel were impressed by the depth and maturity of her work, which often examines sites of human occupation and the coded relationships that occur within those spaces.
Born in Croydon to Irish-Palestinian parents, Rosalind became the first woman to win the Beck’s Futures Prize in 2003 for The States of Things – a short film of a Glasgow Salvation Army jumble sale shot on 16mm film.
She said: "I am thrilled to be nominated for the Turner Prize and especially to be on this shortlist, as it is full of artists whose work I admire which is remarkable."
Seven Goldsmiths graduates or staff have gone on to win the coveted award including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and most recently, Laure Prouvost in 2013.
The Turner Prize winner will be announced at the Ferens Gallery in Hull – the UK’s City of Culture for 2017 – on 5 December.