The Turner Prize
The Turner Prize is one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary visual art awards that plays a critical role in raising the profile of contemporary art, provoking debate and promoting public interest in art. Each year, the prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year as determined by a jury. Each year, the works’ of the shortlisted artists is displayed in an exhibition, the Turner Prize exhibition, prior to the winner announcement. The Turner Prize exhibition is hosted at Tate Britain every other year, and at a regional partner institution when not.
BNP Paribas supported the Turner Prize in 2018 and 2020 at Tate Britain and 2022 at Tate Liverpool.
Turner Prize 2018
The Turner Prize 2018 returned to Tate Britain for its 34th edition. The four shortlisted artists for this year were: Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger (winner) and Luke Willis Thompson.
To coincide with their support of the Turner Prize 2018, BNP Paribas also launched their BNP Paribas AccessArt25 programme which aimed to make art accessible to 17-25-year-olds in the United Kingdom. The programme wants to promote access to art, reduce the obstacles that some young people encounter, and encourage the discovery of major art venues and places. On the occasion of the Turner Prize exhibition in 2018, the programme gave 5,700 young people free tickets to Tate.
Turner Prize 2020
In response to the pandemic, Tate Britain announced in June 2020 that it would not be possible to stage a Turner Prize exhibition that year. Instead, the jury selected 10 artists to each receive a £10,000 bursary, supported by BNP Paribas, in addition to John Booth, Catherine Petitgas and The Ampersand Foundation.
The ten artists to receive £10,000 bursaries were: Arika, Liz Johnson Artur, Oreet Ashery, Shawanda Corbett, Jamie Crewe, Sean Edwards, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ima-Abasi Okon, Imran Perretta, Alberta Whittle. Find out more about the ten artists.
Turner Prize 2022
In 2022, the Turner Prize returned to Tate Liverpool for the first time in 15 years. Tate Liverpool had been the first gallery outside of London to host the prize in 2007 when it helped launch the city’s year as European Capital of Culture.
The four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2022 were Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan (winner) and Sin Wai Kin. Find out more about the artists and this exhibition.