Winner announced: Turner Prize 2018 exhibition, Tate Britain
Awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding artistic contribution over the last twelve months, the Turner Prize reflects the best of British Art today.
Overtly political in their practice and deemed by the jury to 'reflect our times', this year's four shortlisted artists are:
British collective Forensic Architecture, Ph.D. student Naeem Mohaiemen, Glasgow-based flimographer Charlotte Prodger and multi-media artist Luke Willis Thompson.
At an awards ceremony on 4 December, Charlotte Prodger was announced the winner of the Turner Prize 2018. The jury admired the painterly quality of BRIDGIT and the attention it pays to art history.
The work of the winner and three shortlisted artists is on show in a dedicated Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain from 25 September 2018 – 6 January 2019.
What you need to know: Born in Auckland in 1988, Deutsche Börse nominee Luke Willis Thompson explores subtle, but ever-present themes of racial and social injustice, police violence and representations of race in his work. The judges admired Thompson's 'deeply affecting study of grief' in his 35mm film study of Diamond Reynolds awaiting the verdict of the police officer who killed her boyfriend, Philando Castile.
What has he been nominated for: His solo exhibition Autoportrait at Chisenhale Gallery, London, produced while he was artist in resident.
Who is Diamond Reynolds: A young American woman who filmed her boyfriend's shooting on her phone and posted it on Facebook in 2016. The video went viral, amassing over six million views; overnight Reynolds achieved a grim level of international celebrity.
After his trial in 2017, the police officer who shot Reynold's boyfriend was acquitted of all charges. Thompson wanted to rewrite Reynold's story, and capture the devastated woman in another equally haunting guise.