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Mike Nelson

Born, 1967 in Loughborough, England

Along with Richard Billingham, Martin Creed, and Isaac Julien, Mike Nelson was shortlisted for the Turner Prize exhibition of 2001, held at Tate Britain, 7 November 2001 - 20 January 2002. The jury consisted of Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate, and Chairman of the Jury, Patricia Bickers, Editor, Art Monthly, Stuart Evans, Patron of New Art, Tate, Robert Storr, Senior Curator Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon GalleryBirmingham.  The award was, in due course, made to Creed.

Creed, the eventual winner was shortlisted for “his solo exhibition Martin Creed Works at Southampton City Art Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, and Camden Arts Centre, London, and Art Now: Martin Creed at Tate Britain, London, in which he reaffirmed the rigour and purity of his work and its characteristic mixture of seriousness and humour.” Julien was shortlisted for “his complex poetic film installations, that combine a theoretical sophistication with visual beauty and sensuality, seen in exhibitions of his work at CornerhouseManchester, the South London Gallery and Victoria Miro Gallery, London in collaboration with Film and Video Umbrella, and in The Film Art of Isaac Julien at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York (and tour).”

All the above quotes come from the introduction to the Turner Prize 2001 catalogue, which also contained introductions - both written and visual - to the artists’ work.

Nelson was again shortlisted for the Turner Prize exhibition, in 2007, held at Tate Liverpool, 19 October 2007 - 13 January 2008. Along with Zarina BhimjiNathan Coley, and Mike Nelson, Mark Wallinger was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2007. The jury consisted of Christoph Grunenberg, Director, Tate Liverpool, and Chairman of the Jury, Michael Bracewell, Writer and Critic, Fiona Bradley, Director Fruitmarket GalleryThelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Miranda Sawyer, Writer and broadcaster. The award was, in due course, made to Wallinger.

Wallinger, the eventual winner was shortlisted for “his solo exhibition State Britain at Tate Britain.”  Bhimji was shortlisted for “her solo exhibitions at Haunch of Venison, London and Zurich, with work engaging with universal human emotions such as grief, pleasure, love and betrayal using non-narrative photography and film-making. Through powerful, atmospheric and poignant imagery, Bhimji’s recent work demostrates a new approach to her long-standing preoccupations and research.” Coley was shortlisted for “his solo exhibition at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, the public installation Camouflage Church, Santiago de Cpompostela, Spain and his contribution to the group exhibition Breaking Step - Displacement, Compassion and Humour in Recent British Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia,” Nelson was shortlisted for “his solo exhibitions AMNESIAC SHRINE or double coop displacement, Matt’s Gallery, London and Mirror Infill (2006), Frieze Art Fair, London.”

All the above quotes come from the introduction to the Turner Prize 2007 catalogue, which also contained introductions - both written and visual - to the artists’ work.

Related items

click to show details of The British Art Show 5 catalogue

»  The British Art Show 5 catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2000

click to show details of Turner Prize 2001: An exhibition of work by the shortlisted artists

»  Turner Prize 2001: An exhibition of work by the shortlisted artists

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2001

click to show details of Turner Prize 2007

»  Turner Prize 2007

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2007

Related exhibitions

»  Turner Prize 2007

Group show at Tate Liverpool. 2007 - 2008

Related venues + view all 18

»  Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham, United Kingdom

»  Centre for Visual Arts

Cardiff, United Kingdom

»  Chapter Arts Centre

Cardiff, United Kingdom

»  Ffotogallery

Cardiff, United Kingdom

»  National Museum & Gallery

Cardiff, United Kingdom