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Top artists to lecture at Ruskin School
Matt Pickles | 21 Sep 12
From this year students at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art will be taught by a Turner Prize 2012 nominee and an official exhibitor at the 2013 Venice Biennale, when Elizabeth Price and Corin Sworn join the department as its new lecturers in Fine Art.
Elizabeth has been nominated for the Turner Prize for her solo exhibition HERE at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
The BALTIC show included a new work called CHOIR, which was devised while the artist held the Arts Council England Helen Chadwick Fellowship at the Ruskin School, St. John’s College, Oxford and the British School at Rome in 2010-11.
She has had solo exhibitions and screenings of her films at Tate Britain, BFI Southbank, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Chisenhale, Bloomberg SPACE and Frieze Art Fair and received a nomination for the Jarman Award in 2011.
Corin has recently been selected to represent Scotland at the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2013. She was nominated for the Jarman Award in 2011 and this year received a Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Award.
Corin has had solo exhibitions at Tate Britain, Tramway, Timespan Museum and Arts Centre and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and last May she was artist-in-residence at St John’s College, Oxford.
Paul Bonaventura of the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art said: ‘We are delighted to be welcoming two such thoughtful and talented artists to the Ruskin School at what is a key moment in its history. Our current and future students will benefit enormously from their passion and experience.’
Top image: CHOIR by Elizabeth Price; Bottom image: Production still from Lens Prism by Corin Sworn