The £25,000 prize was presented by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, with £5000 awarded to each of the other shortlisted artists – Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen and Luke Willis Thompson.
Charlotte Prodger works with moving image, printed image, sculpture and writing. Her work explores issues surrounding queer identity, landscape, language, technology and time. She has been selected torepresent Scotland at the 58th International Art Exhibition– La Biennale di Venezia.
Commissioned and curated by Linsey Young with Cove Park, Prodger’s presentation will feature a major solo exhibition of new work.
The jury applauded the way that all four nominated artists were committed to making a difference to the world today and are very proud of the timely and urgent nature of the Turner Prize 2018 shortlist.
They awarded the prize to Charlotte Prodger for her solo exhibition BRIDGIT / Stoneymollen Trail at Bergen Kunsthall.
Using a smartphone, Prodger interweaves bodies, thoughts and landscape in her work. The jury admired the painterly quality of BRIDGIT and the attention it pays to art history.
The work meanders through disparate associations ranging from JD Sports and standing stones to 1970s lesbian separatism and Jimi Hendrix’s sound recordist. They praised the way Prodger explores lived experience as mediated through technologies and histories.
Prodger attended the Glasgow School of Art, where she studied a Master of Fine Art.
One of the best-known prizes for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art.
The prize, established in 1984 by the Patrons of New Art, is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 26 April 2018.
The members of the Turner Prize 2018 jury were Oliver Basciano, art critic and International Editor at ArtReview; Elena Filipovic, Kunsthalle Basel director; Lisa Le Feuvre, Holt-Smithson Foundation executive director; and Tom McCarthy, novelist and Royal College of Art visiting professor. The chair of the jury was Alex Farquharson, Tate Britain director.
An exhibition of the four shortlisted artists is at Tate Britain until 6 January 2019.