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Shortlist Turner Prize 2024



Delaine Le Bas works in a transdisciplinary way: she combines visual, performative and literary practices to create an artistic oeuvre that encompasses all areas of life. In her works she deals with many facets, political as well as private and emotional, which involve belonging to the Rom*nja people, their history and rich cultural heritage. (Secession Vienna)



Delaine Le Bas is a British artist born in 1965. Her work addresses nationhood, land, belonging and gender across diverse media including embroidery, painting, decoupage, sculpture, installations and performance that reflect domestic claustrophobia and the transient nature of modern materiality.

Turner Prize 2024 nominee for Incipit Vita Nova.

Delaine Le Bas has exhibited her works extensively both in the UK and abroad. In June 2007, her work was included in the first Roma Pavilion at 52nd Venice Biennale and the Prague Biennale. She has continued participating in international events, including the 11th Berlin Biennale (2020), Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin (2019, 2017), Roma Pavillion at 58th Venice Biennale (2019), ANTI Athens Biennale, Athens (2018), 9th Gwangju Biennale (2011), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (2014), Framer Framed, Amsterdam (2015), and a number of UK venues including solo exhibitions at Transmission, Glasgow (2018), Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Bolton (2014), Phoenix, Brighton (2014), Chapter, Cardiff (2010), Transition, London (2005). 'St Sara Kali George’, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery (2021), 'Beware of Linguistic Engineering’, Maxim Gorki Theater (2022). She created a commissioned work for a group exhibition ‘Radical Landscapes’ for Tate Liverpool (2022). She has curated ‘House of Le Bas’(2023) an exhibition overviewing the history of practice of herself and her late artist husband Damian Le Bas for Whitechapel Gallery in London. She is the subject of a solo show for Secession in Vienna for the summer 2023. (Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix)

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