Turner Prize 2004
Tate Britain: Exhibition
20 October 28 December 2004
Part of the series Turner Prize
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  • Jeremy Deller Cop with Flowers, San Antonio, Texas  2003

    Jeremy Deller
    Cop with Flowers, San Antonio, Texas  2003

    Courtesy of the Modern Institute, Glasgow
    © the artist

  • Kutlug Ataman Still from The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read  2002

    Kutlug Ataman
    Still from The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read  2002

    Courtesy the artist and Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York

  • Langlands and Bell The House of Osama bin Laden  2003

    Langlands & Bell
    The House of Osama bin Laden  2003
    Entrance to Bomb Shelter/Bunker at the house of Osama bin Laden 

    Courtesy of the artists and V/Space LAB

  • Yinka Shonibare Scramble for Africa  2003

    Yinka Shonibare
    Scramble for Africa  2003

    Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Commissioned by Museum for African Art, New York, for the exhibition Look Both Ways

The Turner Prize is the UK’s most prestigious art award and is awarded annually to a British artist under the age of fifty. 

The artists

The four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2004 were Kutlug Ataman, Jeremy Deller, Langlands & Bell and Yinka Shonibare. The Turner Prize 2004 exhibition presented recent and new work by all four artists.

The winner

The Turner Prize 2004 was awarded to Jeremy Deller. The £25,000 prize, sponsored for the first time in a three-year partnership with Gordon’s gin, was presented by broadcaster and Tate Trustee Jon Snow. With Gordon’s support 2004’s prize fund increased to £40,000 with £5,000 each being awarded to the other shortlisted artists. The prize ceremony was broadcast live on Channel 4. Jeremy Deller was shortlisted for Memory Bucket, a mixed-media installation at ArtPace, San Antonio, documenting his travels through the state of Texas. In awarding Deller the prize the jury praised his generosity of spirit across a succession of projects which engage with social and cultural contexts and celebrate the creativity of individuals.

The jury stressed the strength of the exhibition at Tate Britain and wished to record their respect for the outstanding presentations produced by all four artists.