Marten wins Turner – and shares prize again
winning £25,000, just three weeks after she was name the inaugural winner of the new £30,000 Hepworth Prize for sculpture.
And again she will share the prize with the other shortlisted artists – Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton and Josephine Pryde. She was presented with the award by the writer Ben Okri, but said she was not eager to court publicity over the win and her decision to give most of her prize money away. “I don’t feel I need to politicise that gesture” she said. “I can do it quietly”.
The 31-year-old sculptor was chosen for projects including Lunar Nibs at the 56th Venice Biennale and the solo exhibition Eucalyptus Let Us In at Green Naftali in New York, with the jury citing the extraordinary range of materials and form in the work.