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Michela Parkin

Tate curator Michela Parkin wrote illustrated essays on Chris Ofili and Cathy de Monchaux for the catalogue of the Turner Prize exhibition of 1998, held at Tate Britain, 28 October 1998 - 10 January 1999. Along with Chris Ofili, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Cathy de Monchaux, Tacita Dean was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 1998. The award was, in due course, made to Ofili, “for the inventiveness, exuberance, humour and technical richness of his painting, with its breadth of cultural reference, as revealed in his solo exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery and in Sensation at the Royal Academy, London.” Ofili was the first Black British artist to win the Turner Prize.

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