Tate Britain Exhibition

Turner Prize 2018

blue gridded artwork showing a police camera still, a man carrying a person through and airport, a close up of pins on huan skin

Naeem Mohaiemen Tripoli Cancelled 2017 video still © Naeem Mohaiemen
Luke Willis Thompson _Human 2018 film still © Luke Willis Thompson
Charlotte Prodger BRIDGIT 2016 video still © Charlotte Prodger
Forensic Architecture Killing in Umm al-Hiran, 18 January 2017 video still © Forensic Architecture 2018

One of the best-known prizes for visual arts in the world

The Turner Prize returns to Tate Britain for its 34th edition. 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.

Tackling pressing issues in society today, the four shortlisted artists for this year are:

Forensic Architecture

An interdisciplinary team that includes architects, filmmakers, lawyers and scientists, Forensic Architecture’s work uses the built environment as a starting point for explorations into human rights violations.

The Long Duration of a Split Second
Looped from 10.00

Naeem Mohaiemen

Encompassing films, installations, and essays, his practice investigates transnational left politics in the period after the Second World War, the legacies of decolonisation and the erasing and rewriting of memories of political utopias.

Tripoli Cancelled 2017 (93 min)
Starts at 10.20, 12.00, 13.40, 15.20

Two Meetings and a Funeral 2017 (89 min)
Starts at 11.00, 12.40, 14.20, 16.00

Charlotte Prodger (winner)

She works predominantly with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance. Her work explores issues surrounding queer identity, landscape, language technology and time.

BRIDGIT 2016 (33 min)
Looped to start at 10.05, 10.38, 11.11, 11.44, 12.17, 12.50, 13.23, 13.56, 14.29, 15.02, 15.35, 16.08, 16.41, 17.14

Luke Willis Thompson

Working across film, performance, installation and sculpture, his works tackle traumatic histories of class, racial and social inequality, institutional violence, colonialism and forced migration.

Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries 2016 (9 min 10 sec)
Autoportrait 2017 (8 min 50 sec)
_Human 2018 (9 min 30 sec)
Looped from 10.00

The 2018 jury comprises Oliver Basciano, art critic and International Editor at ArtReview; Elena Filipovic, Director, Kunsthalle Basel; Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director, Holt-Smithson Foundation; and Tom McCarthy, novelist and writer. The winner of the prize will be announced at an award ceremony in December 2018.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


26 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

Extended opening hours for Late at Tate Britain on Friday 7 December

To see all the films in the exhibition from start to finish it will take 4.5 hours. Please plan your visit accordingly

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The best line-up for years

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Meet the artists

  • Forensic Architecture

    Watch the film and learn more about the Turner Prize 2018 nominee Forensic Architecture
  • Naeem Mohaiemen

    Watch the film and learn more about the Turner Prize 2018 nominee Naeem Mohaiemen
  • Charlotte Prodger

    Watch the TateShots film and learn more about the Turner Prize 2018 winner Charlotte Prodger
  • Luke Willis Thompson

    Watch the TateShots film and learn more about the Turner Prize 2018 nominee Luke Willis Thompson

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