Elizabeth Price was born in Bradford in 1966 and lives and works in London.
Often beginning with research into archives and museum collections, Price creates short videos that explore the social and political histories of artefacts, architectures, and documents.
Editing plays a key role in Price’s practice, and her arresting works are widely regarded for the interplay of the visual and aural – as witnessed in the rapid succession of imagery combined with layered soundtracks. During this process, archival footage is brought into conversation with digitally rendered imagery, whilst the narrative moves between historical facts and strange fiction.
Pop music and its technologies are featured often in Price’s work and her soundtracks include percussion and songs. This interest in pop is long-standing as Price was a founding member and songwriter for the 80’s indie band Talulah Gosh.
In 2012, she was awarded the Turner Prize for her video installation THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979. In 2013, she won the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Price studied at the Royal College of Art, London, and the University of Leeds.
She has exhibited in group exhibitions internationally, and has had solo exhibitions at Tate Britain, UK; Chicago Institute of Art, USA; Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf; The Baltic, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK, and The Whitworth, Manchester, UK. Throughout her career, Price has continued to work in academia, and is presently Professor of Film and Photography in the School of Art, Kingston University, UK.