Steve McQueen – winner

Steve McQueen was shortlisted for his exhibition at the ICA which included his film piece Deadpan 1997 and a major new video installation Drumroll 1998.

Steve McQueen Bear 1993 Video installation

Steve McQueen
Bear 1993
Video installation
Photograph © Tate
Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1996 © Steve McQueen

In awarding him the prize the jury admired the poetry and clarity of his vision, the range of his work, its emotional intensity and economy of means. They were excited by his continuing intellectual and technical evolution.