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Andrea Büttner

Born, 1972 in Stuttgart, Germany

In early May 2017 it was announced that Büttner was one of four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize of that year. The other shortlisted artists were Hurvin Anderson, Lubaina Himid, and Rosalind Nashashibi. An exhibition of work by the four shortlisted artists was scheduled be held at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations from 26 September 2017 to 7 January 2018. The winner will be announced on 5 December 2017 at an award ceremony live on the BBC, the broadcast partner for the Turner Prize.

The Tate Turner Prize press release stated that Büttner had been shortlisted “For her solo exhibitions Andrea Büttner: Gesamtzusammenhang at Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen in Switzerland and Andrea Büttner at David Kordansky in Los Angeles. The jury noted Büttner’s unique approach to collaboration and her exploration of religion, morality and ethics, articulated through a wide range of media including printmaking, sculpture, video and painting. Often incorporating archival material, Büttner’s exhibitions investigate shame, vulnerability and poverty. Using low media such as woodcuts or home videos, Büttner is interested in the role of the amateur in the production of culture.” www.tate.org.uk/about/press-office/press-releases/turner-prize-2017-shortlist-announced (accessed 25 May 2017).