Helen Marten Takes Home 2016 Turner Prize

artnet News | Brian Boucher:

Helen Marten has been named the winner of the 2016 Turner Prize, which carries a purse of £25,000 for the winner and £5,000 for each of the other three shortlisted artists. Marten beat out Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, and Josephine Pryde. Hosted by London’s Tate Gallery, the Turner Prize is one of the world’s most prestigious art awards. Recent winners include architectural collective Assemble (2015), Duncan Campbell (2014), and Laure Prouvost (2013). Among other awardees since the prize’s founding in 1984 are Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili, Gillian Wearing, and Rachel Whiteread… Read more

Image: Helen Marten. Photo: Juergen Teller