Turner Prize 2016


Turner Prize 2016 finalists (clockwise, from top left): Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten, Michael Dean and Josephine Pryde.Tate Britain has announced four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016.


Set up in 1984, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. It remains one of the best-known prizes for the visual arts.


The Prize is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the past year. The Turner Prize award is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists.


The 2016 Turner Prize finalists are:


Michael Dean (b. 1977) for Sic Glyphs at South London Gallery and Qualities of Violence at de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam.


Anthea Hamilton (b. 1978) for her solo exhibition Anthea Hamilton: Lichen! Libido! Chastity! at SculptureCenter, New York.


Helen Marten (b. 1985) for Lunar Nibs at the 56th Venice Biennale and Eucalyptus Let Us In at Green Naftali, New York.


Josephine Pryde (b. 1967) for Lapses in Thinking by the Person I am at CCA Wattis, San Francisco.