Past Event Tate Britain Exhibition

Turner Prize 2012

2 October 2012 – 6 January 2013

This year's prize was awarded to Elizabeth Price. The prize was presented by Jude Law at Tate Britain on 3 December 2012 in an evening ceremony broadcast live on Channel 4

Turner Prize 2012 poster

Elizabeth Price still from The Woolworths Choir of 1979 2012

Spartacus Chetwynd Odd Man Out 2011

Luke Fowler All Divided Selves, 2011

Paul Noble Volume 3 2006–7


  • Spartacus Chetwynd – nominated
  • Luke Fowler – nominated
  • Paul Noble – nominated
  • Elizabeth Price – winner


  • Andrew Hunt, Director, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea 
  • Heike Munder, Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich 
  • Michael Stanley, Director, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford. Sadly Michael passed away on 21 September 2012. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time
  • Mark Sladen, Director, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 
  • Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain and Chair of the Jury

Turner Prize 2012 in quotes

I work intentionally to try and make dense, complex things. We can move between genres and forms, from something that looks like a PowerPoint lecture to something that looks like an informercial to something that looks like a cinematic melodrama.Elizabeth PriceOne of the most demanding and thoughtful [exhibitions] in the show’s history.Adrian Searle, Guardian

Impressive for all the right reasons… both appropriately mad and actually interesting.Zoe Pilger, Independent


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2 October 2012 – 6 January 2013

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