Colombian artist Doris Salcedo wins $1m prize for work on political violence

Nomura award goes to Doris Salcedo, who focuses on exposing human cost of conflict

The Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, best known in the UK for her 167 metre (548ft) floor crack installation at the Tate Modern, has won the most lucrative contemporary art prize in the world, the Nomura Art Award, worth $1m (£770,000).

The inaugural prize was awarded to Salcedo for her body of work produced over the last 25 years, which has focused on the human cost of the conflict between successive governments and rebel groups in Colombia . world news

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