We are pleased to announce that London-based artist Elizabeth Price is the Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence for Spring/Summer 2017.


Elizabeth Price creates richly multilayered 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—including analogue and digital photography, animation and motion graphics—Price’s works almost always include scrolling text that is read out loud by a narrator’s computerized voice and set against a musical background. Through the artist’s choice of composition, archival footage is brought into conversation with digitally rendered imagery, blurring the boundary between historical fact and fiction, real and imagined narratives. Editing plays a key role in Price’s practice, and her arresting works are widely regarded for their interplay of the visual and aural, as well as their rapid succession of imagery combined with layered soundtracks.


In 2012 Price was awarded the Turner Prize for her solo exhibition HERE at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK. Her piece USER GROUP DISCO (2009, HD video, 15 minutes) was featured in the 2011 British Art Show and she has recently had solo presentations at Bloomberg International and Chisenhale Gallery, London; The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; The New Museum, New York; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland and the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal. 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.


The Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Program, generously funded by Michael Audain and the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, enables the University to bring the world’s leading contemporary artists to live and work in Vancouver for a one- to three-month period.

photo of Price