Charlotte Prodger wins 2018 Turner Prize

Charlotte Prodger is the winner of the 2018 Turner Prize. 

The Glasgow-based artist, who will represent Scotland at the 2019 Venice Biennale, was announced as the winner of the £25,000 prize at a televised ceremony on the evening of 4 December. The other shortlisted artists were Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen and Luke Willis Thompson. 

Founded in 1984, the prize is acknowledged as one of the most significant prizes for contemporary art in the world, widely covered in the national press and with a reputation for controversy. This year proved no exception, with the shortlist generating debate over the function art should serve and the forms that it can take. 

Moving image artist Prodger was rewarded for two videos, one of which (Bridgit, 2016) is currently being exhibited as part of the Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain, London. Shot entirely on an iPhone, the intimate video shows the artist reciting her diaries. In their statement, the judges said that they 'admired the painterly quality of Bridgit and the attention it paid to art history'. Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson cited the video's relevance to an emerging generation as it 'deals with gender as unfixed, as something fluid, as something not always conforming to society's norms'.

This year’s jury included ArtReview's international editor Oliver Basciano alongside Elena Filipovic of the Kunsthalle Basel, Lisa LeFeuvre from the Henry Moore Institute and novelist Tom McCarthy. It was chaired by Farquharson. 

4 December