The Turner Prize 2002 has been awarded to Keith Tyson, it was announced at Tate Britain this evening. The £20,000 prize, sponsored by Channel 4 since 1991, was presented by architect Daniel Libeskind.
Keith Tyson was shortlisted for his exhibitions at the Venice Biennale of Art, the South London Gallery, and the Kunsthalle Zurich.
In awarding Tyson the Turner Prize the jury praised the strong visual energy of his work across a wide range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. They admired the way in which his work embraces the poetic, the logical, the humorous and the fantastical and draws connections between them. They particularly noted the continuing progression in his work evident in his presentation for the Turner Prize exhibition.
The jury also stressed the strength of the shortlist and wished to record their admiration for the outstanding presentations produced by all four artists.