Phillipson, Pollard, Ryan and Sin Wai Kin up for Liverpool’s Turner Prize

Four artists have been selected for the Turner Prize shortlist this year: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin.

An exhibition of their work will be held at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 to 19 March 2023, and the winner will be announced in December at an award ceremony in Liverpool.

Heather Philipson, 44, is a multi-media artist working in video, sculpture, music, large-scale installations, online works, text and drawing, and is also an acclaimed poet who created tie current Fourth Plinth installation in Trafalgar Square (below).

Ingrid Pollard, 68, is primarily a photographic artist who also works in sculpture, film and sound, and is nominated for her solo show at the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, Carbon Slowly Turning.

Veronica Ryan is a British sculptor born in Montserrat in the Caribbean whose work uses different forms to reference displacement, fragmentation and alienation. Her works Custard Apple (Annonaceae)Breadfruit (Moraceae), and Soursop (Annonaceae), depicting three Caribbean fruits and vegetables, were unveiled in Hackney last October as a permanent public monument celebrating the Windrush Generation.[8]

Sin Wai Kin, formerly known as Victoria Sin but now identified as non-binary, uses performance, film, writing and print examine binary categories, nominated for their involvement in the British Art Show 9, the latest in the five-yearly touring exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery.

The winner will get £25,000 with £10,000 going to each of the others shortlisted. 

“With so many museums and galleries reopening in May 2021, it’s been a terrific 12 months for contemporary British art, as demonstrated by this excitingly rich and varied Turner Prize shortlist” said Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain and co-chair of the Turner Prize jury. “Art has provided much-needed enjoyment and escape over the past year, but it has also helped to reconnect us with each other and the world around us, as the practices of the four shortlisted artists variously exemplify.”

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