Ramsay art prize 2023: Ida Sophia wins $100,000 for ‘deeply emotive’ video work

South Australian artist Ida Sophia has won one of Australia’s richest art prizes with her video work, titled Witness.

Announced at the Art Gallery of South Australia on Friday morning, Sophia’s work won from the Ramsay art prize – an acquisitive award worth $100,000 for artists under 40 – seeing off 26 other shortlisted artists selected from more than 300 entries.

Now in its fourth iteration, the biennial prize is open to Australia-based artists working in any medium.

Sophia is a 34-year-old multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans performance, sculpture and video. Witness, her…

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