Above image: Still from between a whisper and a cry, Alberta Whittle, 2019. Courtesy of the artist
This morning, Tate Britain announced the ten artists who will each receive a £10, 000 bursary fund in place of this year’s Turner Prize. Due to this year’s cancelled event, the Prize’s jury were tasked with finding ten artists whose work embodied, ‘new developments in British contemporary art’ from across the UK.
After 12 months and visiting hundreds of exhibitions, those artists are: Arika, Liz Johnson Artur, Oreet Ashery, Shawanda Corbett, Jamie Crewe, Sean Edwards, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ima-Abasi Okon, Imran Perretta and Alberta Whittle.
“Following a lively and rigorous virtual debate,” said Tate Britain’s director Alex Farquharson, “the jury has settled on a list of ten fantastic artists who reflect the exceptional talent found in contemporary British art. From ceramics to film, performance to photography, they represent the many exciting and interdisciplinary ways that artists work today. These bursaries represent a vote of confidence in that work and offer some much-deserved support in challenging times.”
Find out more about the bursaries here.