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Turner prize winner artist Richard Wright

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turner prize winners 5

Turner Prize winners 2009 was Richard Wright. He got the prize from Tate Gallery, Britain. Other Turner Prize 2009 nominees were Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright. This year’s Turner Prize  award went to Richard Wright on 7 December 2009.

He got the £25,000 prize that is $41,000 or 28,000 EUR. The Turner jury said in a statement about Richard Wright that they “admired the profound originality and beauty of Wright’s work.” The other Turner Prize shortlisted nominees 2009 each won £5,000.

The chairman of the jury for Turner Prize award authority was Tate Britain director, Stephen Deuchar. The judges who helped him were Jonathan Jones (art critic of the renowned newspaper The Guardian), Charles Esche (he is the director of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Doctor Andrea Schlieker (she is a Curator Folkestone Triennial) and Mariella Frostrup (broadcaster).

Turner Prize Winners Exhibition

Like previous years an exhibition of work by the Turner Prize nominees was shown at Tate Britain from 6 October 2009 to 3 January 2010.

The Turner Prize is awarded to the artists and they are selected by the citizens after a combined exhibition. It was the rule in the previous year. When nominees are told of their nomination they then prepare their art works for the Turner Prize exhibition.

The Turner Prize artists are given often at short notice. As such, the Turner Prize exhibition will not feature the works that helped the artist to be initially nominated by the judges. But this Turner Prize exhibition tends to be the basis that will help the public and press to judge the artist’s worthiness for nomination.

Turner Prize 2009 Nominees

In 2009 there were four nominees for the prize (chosen from a long-list of 19 artists), and the list was announced on Tuesday 28 April 2009. The works of the four nominees are like the following.

  • Enrico David was nominated for his solo exhibition Dzzzzt By Mammy?It swas at the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, it was exhibited at Basel and Bulbous Marauder and that show took place at the Seattle Arts Museum.
  • Another Turner Prize artist Roger Hiorns was nominated for his 2008 exhibition and its name was Seizure; an abandoned flat left to bathe in liquid copper sulphate until all surfaces were covered in blue crystals. This show was an alumnus of Goldsmiths College and it was in
  • Lucy Skaer is a famous artist in London and she was nominated for her solo exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery. This exhibition took place at Edinburghand A Boat Used as a Vessel at the Kunsthalle, Basel. Lucy was born in  Cambridge in She lives and works in London and Glasgow.
  • Richard Wright is the winner of Turner Prize 2009. He was nominated for his work exhibited at the 55th Carnegie International. It was in Pittsburgh and his exhibition took place at the Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh. He is a Glasgow-based artist who was born in 1960.

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