Laure Prouvost (1978) is a French artist who lives and works in London. She was winner of the Turner Prize 2013 for her exhibition 'Farfromwords' at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, which toured to Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy and her film installation Wantee, as part of 'Schwitter's in Britain', Tate Britain, London. The artist combines language and images to construct invented storylines that seduce and disturb, whist exploring the slippage between fiction and reality.
Recent solo exhibitions include her first US solo show 'For Forgetting' at New Museum, New York 2014, 'It Heat Hit', HMKV, Dortmund, 'The Wanderer', Gallery TPW, Toronto both 2013. 'Why Does...', MOTInternational, London, 'The Artist and the Bunker', Shanaynay, Paris (all 2012)
Group shows include; 'L'Almanach 14', Le Consortium, Dijon, 'Far and High', Farenheit, Los Angeles (both 2014) 'The Assistants' curated by Fionn Mead, David Kordansky Gallery, LA, 'Meanwhile... Suddenly...and Then', Lyon Biennial (all 2013). 'Uber den Dilettantismus', Halle 14, Leipzig, 'Reexion und Einfühlung', KAI 10 Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf, 'Soundworks', Institute of Contemporary Art, London (all 2012). 'Time Again', Sculpture Center, New York, 'Flaca', Portikus, Frankfurt, 'Museum of Speech', Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (all 2011). 'All These Things Think Link', Flat Time House, London and 'Tate Lightbox', Tate Britain, London (both 2010).
She has screened work in film festivals internationally and won the Principal Prize at both the 56th and 57th Oberhausen Film Festivals.