Turner Prize winners and where they studied in the UK


The Turner Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of work in the last twelve months. It is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.

Won by group collective Assemble in 2015, here are the four previous winners and where they studied in the UK.

Susan Philipsz, 2010

University attended:  Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art at the University of Dundee and the University of Ulster.

What did she win for: A sound installation that features Philipsz singing three versions of a Scottish lament.

Martin Boyce, 2011

University attended: Glasgow School of Art

What did he win for: His installation Do Words Have Voices, displayed at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. The installation is a recreation of a park in autumn.

Elizabeth Price, 2012

University attended: University of Oxford, Jesus College.

What did she win for: Twenty-minute video installation titled The Woolworths Choir of 1979.

Laure Prouvost, 2013

University attended: Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths, University of London.

What did she win for: An installation named Wantee made in response to the artist Kurt Schwitters. In a tea party setting a film describes a fictional relationship between Prouvost’s grandfather and Schwitters.

Duncan Campbell, 2014

University attended: University of Ulster and Glasgow School of Art.

What did he win for: His video work “It for Others” – a work that reflects on African art and includes a dance sequence inspired by Karl Marx.

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