BY Sam Thorne | 13 MAY 08 Culture Digest

2008 Turner Prize Shortlist Announced

Three women are in the running for this year’s prize, which will be awarded in December to a British-based artist under 50

BY Sam Thorne | 13 MAY 08 in Culture Digest


Runa Islam
Mark Leckey
Goshka Macuga
Cathy Wilkes

Although 1997’s shortlist – won by Gillian Wearing – comprised four female artists, Tomma Abts (who won in 2006) is the only woman to have won the prize in the last decade. The exhibition opens on 30 September 2008, returning to Tate Britain after a year at Tate Liverpool for which it coincided with the city’s stint as European capital of culture.

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Sam Thorne is director of Nottingham Contemporary, UK, and a contributing editor of frieze