Press Release

Wolfgang Tillmans Wins the Turner Prize 2000

Turner Prize 2000 has been awarded to Wolfgang Tillmans it was announced at Tate Britain this evening. The £20,000 prize, sponsored by Channel 4 since 1991, was presented by the fashion designer Paul Smith.

Wolfgang Tillmans was shortlisted for his numerous exhibitions and publications of his work in books and magazines.

In awarding Wolfgang Tillmans the prize the jury praised the way in which his work engages with different aspects of contemporary culture, while challenging conventional aesthetics, taking photography in new directions in both his methods of working and in the presentation of his work. The jury was impressed by his ability to look at often unregarded aspects of the everyday and create striking images from them.

The jury also stressed the strength of the shortlist and wished to record their admiration for the outstanding exhibitions produced by all four artists.