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Turner Prize shortlist announced

  • Date: 26 April 2013
  • Area: National
Painting of black man reclining

Midnight, Cadiz 2013 by Turner Prize 2013 nominee Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Credit: Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: Marcus Leith, London

The shortlist for the Turner Prize 2013 has been announced, with three out of the four nominees being recognised for their work with Arts Council National portfolio organisations.

Grizedale Arts, the Whitechapel, Hayward and Chisenhale galleries have each worked with one of the shortlisted artists to produce outstanding exhibitions over the past year. The four artists in the running for the prize will now go on to show their work at this year's Turner Prize exhibition to be held at Ebrington in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013.

The shortlisted artists are:

Laure Prouvost

For her new work Wantee commissioned with Grizedale Arts for inclusion in Schwitters in Britain at Tate Britain and for her two-part installation for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, resulting from a residency in Italy and presented in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. Prouvost's unique approach to filmmaking, often situated within atmospheric installations, employs strong storytelling, quick cuts, montage and deliberate misuse of language to create surprising and unpredictable work.

Tino Sehgal

For his pioneering projects This Variation at documenta (XIII) and These Associations at Tate Modern. Both structured and improvised, Seghal's intimate works consist purely of live encounters between people and demonstrate a keen sensitivity to their institutional context. Through participatory means, they test the limits of artistic material and audience perception in a new and significant way.

David Shrigley

For his solo exhibition at Hayward Gallery David Shrigley: Brain Activity which offered a comprehensive overview and new perspectives on his work. Including not only his well-loved drawings but also photography, sculpture and film, Shrigley's exhibition revealed his black humour, macabre intelligence and infinite jest.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

For her exhibition Extracts and Verses at Chisenhale Gallery. Yiadom-Boakye's intriguing paintings appear traditional but are in fact much more innovative. Her portraits of imaginary people use invented pre-histories and raise pertinent questions about how we read pictures in general, particularly with regard to Black subjects.

The Turner Prize exhibition takes place from 23 October 2013 -5 January 2014 at Ebrington in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 2 December 2013.