Turner Prize Artists Shortlisted

Derry~Londonderry to host four outstanding artists from October when the exhibition is held at Ebrington for City of Culture

Tate Britain has announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2013. This year the exhibition will be held at Ebrington in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013, the first time it has been hosted by a venue outside of London.

The artists are Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The Turner Prize award is £40,000, with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists.

Established in 1984, the Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding April 16, 2013. It is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art, and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.

Laure Prouvost


Laure Prouvost has been shortlisted for her new work 'Wantee', which was commissioned with Grizedale Arts for inclusion in Schwitters in Britain at Tate Britain, and for her two-part installation for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, resulting from a residency in Italy and presented in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. 

Prouvost's unique approach to filmmaking, often situated within atmospheric installations, employs strong storytelling, quick cuts, montage and deliberate misuse of language to create surprising and unpredictable work.

Tino Sehgal


Tino Sehgal has been shortlisted for his pioneering projects 'This Variation' at documenta (XIII) and 'These Associations' at Tate Modern. Both structured and improvised, Seghal’s intimate works consist purely of live encounters between people and demonstrate a keen sensitivity to their institutional context. Through participatory means, they test the limits of artistic material and audience perception in a new and significant way.

David Shrigley


David Shrigley has been shortlisted for his solo exhibition at Hayward Gallery, David Shrigley: Brain Activity, which offered a comprehensive overview and new perspectives on his work. Including not only his well-loved drawings but also photography, sculpture and film, the exhibition revealed Shrigley's black humour, macabre intelligence and infinite jest.

Lyrnette Yiadom-Boakye


Lynette Yiadom-Boakye has been shortlisted for her exhibition, Extracts and Verses, at Chisenhale Gallery. Yiadom-Boakye’s intriguing paintings appear traditional but are in fact much more innovative. Her portraits of imaginary people use invented pre-histories and raise pertinent questions about how we read pictures in general, particularly with regard to black subjects.

This year the Turner Prize exhibition will be on show in at Ebrington in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013 from October 23, 2013 to January 5, 2014. The winner is announced at an awards ceremony on Monday, December 2 2013.

The members of the Turner Prize 2013 jury are Annie Fletcher, Curator of Exhibitions, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art; Declan Long, writer and lecturer at National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, London. The jury is chaired by Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain.