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Turner Prize 2016

27 September 2016 – 2 January 2017

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Discover the four artists shortlisted for this year’s award

The four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2016 are:

Michael Dean 

Anthea Hamilton 

Helen Marten

Josephine Pryde

Michael Dean

Working primarily in sculpture, Dean creates work that is concerned with the physical presentation of language. His sculptures and installations reference the everyday urban environment and familiar but aesthetically overlooked materials – from a rebar on a building site to the corrugated metal of a shop shutter. He is nominated for his exhibitions Sic Glyphs at South London Gallery and Qualities of Violence at de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam.

Turner Prize 2016 nominee Michael Dean

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Installation view of Sic Glyphs 2016, South London Gallery, Image courtesy of the artist, Herald St, London, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Photo: Andy Keate

Photo of Michael Dean, Photo taken by the artist

Installation view of Sic Glyphs 2016, South London Gallery, Image courtesy of the artist, Herald St, London, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Photo: Andy Keate

Anthea Hamilton

Hamilton works across sculpture, installation, performance and video, bringing a surrealist sensibility to popular culture and the mind-bending volume of stylised and sexualised imagery in the digital world. While rooted in the history of sculpture her work seduces the viewer with comic and unexpected combinations of images, materials and words, as well as dramatic shifts in scale. She is nominated for her solo exhibition Anthea Hamilton: Lichen! Libido! Chastity! at SculptureCenter, New York.

Turner Prize 2016 nominee Anthea Hamilton

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Portrait of Anthea Hamilton, Photo by Lewis Ronald

Project for Door (After Gaetano Pesce), 2015 installation view, Anthea Hamilton: Lichen! Libido! Chastity!, SculptureCenter, 2015, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Kyle Knodell

Brick Suit, 2010, installation view, Anthea Hamilton: Lichen! Libido! Chastity! SculptureCenter, 2015, Wool, lining, 22 x 5 x 46 inches (55.9 x 12.7 x 116.8 cm), Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell

Helen Marten

Helen Marten uses sculpture, screen printing and writing to produce works that are full of models and motifs taken from contemporary visual culture. Through placement of her collage-like accumulation of these familiar reference points alongside immaculately crafted handmade objects, Marten creates poetic, pictorial puzzles that draw on the gestures and imagery of our everyday lives. These seem to generate entirely new meanings for what we think we understand about the world around us. She is nominated for projects including her presentation at the 56th Venice Biennale and the solo exhibition Eucalyptus, Let Us In at Greene Naftali, New York.

Turner Prize 2016 nominee Helen Marten

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Photo of Helen Marten, Photo by Juergen Teller

Night-blooming genera, 2015 (detail), Spun aluminium, airbrushed steel, welded steel, lacquered hardwoods, stitched fabric, handthrown glazed ceramic, leather, glass, feathers, acid etched concrete © The Artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London, Photography: Annik Wetter, Geneva

Limpet Apology (traffic tenses), 2015 Screen printing and painting on leather, suede, cotton, velvet; stained and sprayed Ash; folded steel; enamel paint on Balsa wood; airbrushed steel; magnets; inlaid Formica; Cherry © The Artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London, Photography: Annik Wetter, Geneva

Josephine Pryde

Through photography and installation Pryde explores the very nature of image making and display. She is fascinated by the relationship between art and photography, of art as commodity and of the seductive qualities of the wider art world. Her work often calls into question the conventions of the gallery and the complex networks of the art world. She is nominated for her solo exhibition Lapses in Thinking by the Person I am at CCA Wattis, San Francisco.

Turner Prize 2016 nominee Josephine Pryde

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Photo of Josephine Pryde, Photo: Dan Mitchell

Für Mich 2, 2014, C-print Unframed: 60 x 45 cm (23 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.) Edition of 3 + 2 AP (SLG-JOP-08391) Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London; Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York; and Galerie Neu, Berlin.

Installation view lapses in Thinking By the person i Am 2015 Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, Image courtesy of Josephine Pryde, Photo: Johnna Arnold

The members of the Turner Prize 2016 jury are:

Michelle Cotton, Director, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn 

Tamsin Dillon, curator 

Beatrix Ruf, Director, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 

Simon Wallis, Director, The Hepworth Wakefield. 

The jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain.

Venue

Tate Britain
Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
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Dates

27 September 2016 – 2 January 2017

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