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24/06 - 20/07/2013


British-born Tino Sehgal has won the Golden Lion for best artist at this year's Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious contemporary art event.

Seghal received the award, the art world equivalent of an Oscar, on Saturday for his performance piece in which a small number of people hum and beatbox while moving on the floor.

Seghal, whose piece Ann Lee is part of Malta Festival Poznań 2013 programme, creates art that has no physical form.

Trained in political economy and dance, the Berlin-based artist is also nominated for this year's Turner prize for his Turbine Hall piece and a performance for Documenta, the five-yearly exhibition in Kassel, Germany, in which participants and the audience were plunged into darkness.

The Guardian's art critic Adrian Searle has described Sehgal as a world-class artist whose practice is "an art of human interaction, situation and confrontation".