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AN artist who based in Liverpool’s Bluecoat for several years is one of four nominees for the 2017 Turner Prize.

Rosalind Nashashibi, aged 44, was born to a Palestinian father and an Irish mother and studied art in Sheffield and Glasgow.

Much of her work consists of films of everyday life in urban environments, using mainly 16mm film.

Her nomination is for her solo exhibition On This Island at The University Art Galleries at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts in California, and her participation in Documenta 14.

Nashashibi is one of four artists bidding to win the Turner Prize which went on show today in Hull, and as good a reason as any to visit this year’s British city of culture.

Hull is hosting the prize with Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid  joining Nashashibi as nominees.

The winner will be announced next month.

 Turner Prize organisers the Tate said the jury was impressed by the depth and maturity of Nashashibi’s work, which often examines sites of human occupation and the coded relationships that occur within those spaces – whether a family home or garden, a ship or the Gaza Strip. 

Her films use the camera as an eye to observe moments and events, contrasting reality with moments of fantasy and myth. They show how the intimate and everyday collide with issues of surveillance and control.