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Turner Prize 2007

Group show at Tate Liverpool. 2007 - 2008
Date: 19 October, 2007 until 13 January, 2008
Curator: Laurence Sillars and Darren Pih, Tate
Organiser: Tate Liverpool

The Turner Prize exhibition of 2007, held at Tate Liverpool, 19 October 2007 - 13 January 2008 showcased work by Zarina BhimjiNathan ColeyMike Nelson, and Mark Wallinger. 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 catalogue, which also contained introductions - both written and visual - to these artists’ work.

People in this exhibition

»  Zarina Bhimji

Born, 1963 in Mbarara, Uganda

»  Nathan Coley

Born, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland

»  Mike Nelson

Born, 1967 in Loughborough, England

»  Mark Wallinger

Born, 1959 in Chigwell, England

Exhibition venues

»  Tate Liverpool

Liverpool, United Kingdom