Turner Contemporary Exhibition

Turner Prize 2019

Turner Contemporary building exterior

© Richard Bryant

One of the best-known prizes for visual arts in the world comes to Turner Contemporary

One of the best-known prizes for visual arts in the world, Turner Prize 2019 is coming to Turner Contemporary.

The Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work anywhere in the world in the previous year.

The four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2019 are:

For the first time ever, the award has been given to a collective bringing together the four nominated artists: Abu Hamdan/Cammock/Murillo/Shani. Read the press release.

It is the first time that the venue for the Turner Prize, which has been staged outside of London every other year since 2011, has had a direct connection with J.M.W Turner. Turner Contemporary stands on the site of artist’s lodging house and enjoys views of the skies that Turner felt were ‘the loveliest in all Europe’.

Find out more by visiting Turner Contemporary’s website.

The members of the Turner Prize 2019 jury are:

  • Alessio Antoniolli, Director, Gasworks & Triangle Network
  • Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of the Showroom Gallery, London
  • Victoria Pomery, Director, Turner Contemporary, Margate
  • Charlie Porter, writer

The jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain.

Next year the prize will return to Tate Britain.

Turner Contemporary

Kent CT9 1HG


28 September 2019 – 12 January 2020

For opening times and accessibility information, please visit Turner Contemporary's website

Media partners

Meet the artists

We recommend