Tate Britain Announces Turner Prize Bursary Winners
3 July 2020
Ten British or Britain-based artists will receive the £10,000 bursary.
Ima-Abasi Okon. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Georgia Lucas-Going.
The recipients of the £10,000 bursary are: Alberta Whittle, political art group Arika, Ima-Abasi Okon, Imran Perretta, Jamie Crewe, photographer Liz Johnson Artur, Oreet Ashery, sculptor Sean Edwards, ceramicist Shawanda Corbett, and new media artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen.
The recipients were selected by a jury chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain, along with: Richard Birkett, Curator at Large at the Institute of Contemporary Arts; Sarah Munro, Director of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; curator and fashion designer Duro Olowu; and Fatoş Üstek, Director of Liverpool Biennial.
'From ceramics to film, performance to photography, [the winners] represent the many exciting and interdisciplinary ways that artists work today,' Farquharson said.
This year's Turner Prize exhibition, scheduled for autumn in the northern hemisphere, was cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19. The usual practice of awarding £40,000 to a winner announced during the exhibition and £5,000 to the other short-listed artists was replaced with the burasaries, allowing Tate to provide financial support to more artists. —[O]