Dr Elizabeth Price

School: School of Art and Architecture
Position: Professor of Film and Photography


London-based artist Elizabeth Price (British, b. 1966) creates richly multi-layered narrative moving image works made specifically for gallery environments. Often beginning with research undertaken in archives and museum collections, Price draws on varying references, such as architectural sites, social and political histories, as well as the language of advertising copy.

Composed of collaged imagery – analogue and digital photography, animation, and motion graphics – Price's works almost always include scrolling text, often read out loud by a narrator's computerised voice set against a musical background. Through the artist's choice of composition, archival footage is brought into conversation with digitally rendered imagery, weaving together the visual traces of specific social histories and charting the migration of these materials through varied technologies of representation.

In 2012 Price was awarded the Turner Prize for her solo exhibition 'HERE' at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. She has exhibited at The Hayward Gallery London; The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: The Stedelijk, Amsterdam, The New Museum, New York; Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf; The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; NBK Berlin; the Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal and was featured in the British Art Show 2011. Recently she curated the large scale trans-historical touring exhibition, IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY, exhibited at the Whitworth Gallery Manchester and the De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, UK.

In 2017 Price will exhibit at ISAW New York. In 2018 she will present a new commission at the Museum Fur NaturKunde, Berlin and a new commission and solo exhibition at The Walker, Minneapolis. This will tour to Nottingham contemporary in the same year and a European Museum tbc. The commission will be accompanied with the launch of a monograph publication. In 2019 Price will present a major solo exhibition, featuring her video work made over the previous decade, at the Whitworth Manchester, and including the commission of two major new works.

Price lives and works in London. She studied undergraduate Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, Masters in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London and PhD at the University of Leeds. She is presently Professor of Film and Photography at Kingston University, UK.

Professional activity

  • 2019Major Solo Exhibition, The Whitworth, Manchester, UK
  • 2019Venice Biennale Regional Pavilion Project Commission by Henry Moore Foundation, Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds City Art Gallery, to be presented HMF, Leeds and Venice.
  • 2018FELT TIP, New Commission & Solo Exhibition, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA.
  • 2018FELT TIP, New Commission & Solo Exhibition, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA.
  • 2017THE BERLIN WHALE Major Commission for Natural History Museum, Berlin
  • 2017IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL Of JOY Curated project by Elizabeth Price, featuring over 70 artists.
  • 2017A RESTORATION, solo exhibition, ISAW, New York, USA
  • 2016A RESTORATION - Solo exhibitions Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
  • 2016IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL Of JOY Curated project by Elizabeth Price, featuring over 70 artists.
  • 2016WELCOME - Solo Exhibition Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
  • 2016WE KNOW - Solo Exhibition The Model, Sligo, Ireland
  • 2015USER GROUP DISCO - Solo Exhibition Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
  • 2015K - Solo Presentation Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015AT THE HOUSE OF MR X & USER GROUP DISCO - Solo Screening La Cinémathèque Robert`Lynen, Paris
  • 2014THE TENT – Solo Installation EVA Biennale, Limerick, Ireland
  • 2014THE TENT - Solo Exhibition Winterthur Kunsthalle, Switzerland
  • 2014WE KNOW - Solo Exhibition Stoschek Foundation, Dusseldorf
  • 2014SLEEP - Solo Exhibition MOT International, Brussels
  • 2014SUNLIGHT - Solo Exhibition The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2014AT THE HOUSE OF MR X - Solo Screening, Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö
  • 2014Solo Screening & in Conversation Museum of Moderne Kunst, Vienna

Educational and professional qualifications

  • 1999PhD Fine Art University of Leeds
  • 1991MA Fine Art RCA
  • 1988BA fine Art Oxford University

Conferences & events

Forthcoming public lectures/readings/in conversations:

July 2017 - Keynote Speaker, Conference of Moving Image, Pompidou Centre, Paris.

Recent public lectures/readings/in conversations:

March 2017 - Emily Carr School of Art, Vancouver

July 2016 - Labor für Kunst und Forschung: Koln University & Köln Akademie, Koln, Germany

June 2016 - The Model, Sligo, Ireland

Nov 2015 - De Ateliers, Amsterdam

Oct 2014 - Index & The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm

Sept 2014 - Juila Stoschek Foundation, Dusseldorf Museum of Contemporary Art, Lille, France

Jan 2014 - Museum of Moderne Kunst, Vienna Station Gallery & British Council, Tokyo, Japan


Sep 2016 - WE ARE THE CENTRE…The Hessel Museum of Bard, Hudson, NY, USA

Oct 2016 - SLEEP - Group Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

May 2016 - MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture - Group Exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery

Oct 2015 - STANCE or DISTANCE? – Connecting Myself to the World, Group Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

Oct 2015 - Immersive Frames - Group Exhibition, Celda Contemporanea, Mexico City

Aug 2015 - LIAF 2015 Lofoten International Art Festival, Solvoer

Jul 2015 - Unblinking - Group Exhibition, Future Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

May 2015 - The Curves of the Needle - Group Exhibition, Baltic39, Newcastle

Apr 2015 - Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years - Group Exhibition, Zabludowicz Collection, London

Jan 2015 - How to Construct a Time Machine - Group Exhibition, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

Jan 2015 - Temperamental - Group Exhibition Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto

Sep 2014 - Death and Dying - Screening MAG3 Project Space, Vienna

June 2014 - The Surface of the World - Group Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
MCAD, Manila

May 2014 - AT THE HOUSE OF MR X – Curated Screening, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland

May 2014 - A Thousand Doors - Group Exhibition, The Gennadius Library, Athens

Apr 2014 - IndieMovingImage Programme - Group Exhibition, CAM Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian

Apr 2014 - Symposium, 'Ecrans Exposés' - Screening and In Conversation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lille, France

Apr 2014 - THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979 - Screening, UCCA, Beijing and Time Museum, Guangzou

Apr 2014 - Keep Moving: Objects and Architecture in the Apocalypse - Screening, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto

Mar 2014 - Superficial Hygiene - Group Exhibition, Franz Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands

Mar 2014 - Man, Machine and Images in Motion - Screening Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Jan 2014 - K LIGHT - Channel 4 Broadcast of commissioned short

Jan 2014 - Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Group Exhibition, Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Jan 2014 - Artists' Film International: Elizabeth Price, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade; Video-Forum (n.b.k), Berlin; GAMeC, Bergamo; Fundacion PRÓA, Buenos Aires; New Media Center, Haifa; Hanoi/DOCLAB, Hanoi; Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong; Istanbul Modern, Istanbul; Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA), Kabul; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Project 88, Mumbai; KINOKINO Centre for Art and Film, Sandes, Norway; Cinematheque de Tanger, Tangier and City Gallery Wellington, Wellington

Research groups & programmes


Number of items: 9.


Price, E (2006) Renderer. (Installation). New York, USA, 500cm x 500cm x 0cm.


Price, Elizabeth [Artist] (2016) We are the Center for Curatorial Studies. We are the Center for Curatorial Studies. .

Price, Elizabeth [Artist] (2016) Elizabeth Price. Elizabeth Price. .

Price, Elizabeth [Curator of an exhibition] (2016) Elizabeth Price Curates : IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY. Hayward Touring. .

Price, Elizabeth [Artist] (2016) Elizabeth Price. Elizabeth Price. .

Price, Elizabeth [Artist] (2016) Elizabeth Price : A RESTORATION. Elizabeth Price : A RESTORATION. .

Price, Elizabeth [Artist] (2016) SLEEP. KALEIDOSCOPE : The indivisible present. .

Price, Elizabeth [Artist] (2016) MashUp : the birth of modern culture. MashUp : the birth of modern culture. .

Price, Elizabeth [Artist] (2004) Jerwood artists platform : Elizabeth Price. Jerwood Artists Platform. , 14 Jan - 15 Feb 2004 , London, UK.

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