The Turner Prize 2015 has been awarded to Assemble, it was announced at Tramway, Glasgow, in partnership with Tate, this evening. The £25,000 prize was presented by artist, musician and songwriter, Kim Gordon during a live broadcast on Channel 4.
The jury applauded the strength of all the nominated artists’ work.
The jury has awarded the prize to Assemble who work in tandem with communities to realise a ground up approach to regeneration, city planning and development in opposition to corporate gentrification.
They draw on long traditions of artistic and collective initiatives that experiment in art, design and architecture. In doing so they offer alternative models to how societies can work. The long term collaboration between Granby Four Streets and assemble shows the importance of artistic practice being able to drive and shape urgent issues in the post-industrial era.
This year’s exhibition is being held at Tramway, Glasgow until 17 January 2016. It is the first time the Turner Prize has been held in Scotland.
The members of the Turner Prize 2015 jury are:
- Alistair Hudson, Director, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
- Kyla McDonald, Artistic Director, Glasgow Sculpture Studios
- Joanna Mytkowska, Director, Museum Sztuki Nowoczesnej
- Jan Verwoert, critic and curator
- The Jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director, Tate Britain
The Turner Prize 2015 is supported by partners including EventScotland, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Creative Scotland, and Glasgow Life.