The Turner Prize 2022 has been awarded to Veronica Ryan it was announced last night at a ceremony at St George’s Hall, Liverpool. The £25,000 prize was presented by musician Holly Johnson during a live broadcast on the BBC, with a further £10,000 awarded to each of the other shortlisted artists.
The jury congratulated all four nominated artists for their strong and varied presentations which have offered visitors a rich sensory experience. All have pushed the boundaries of material exploration through unravelling the complexities of body, nature and identity. They awarded the prize to Veronica Ryan for the personal and poetic way she extends the language of sculpture. Her recent practice combines found and usually forgotten objects and crafted materials, underpinned by interconnecting themes such as displacement, healing and loss. They praised the noticeable shift in her use of space, colour and scale both in gallery and civic spaces.
One of the best-known prizes for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. The shortlisted artists for 2022 were: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin.
A free exhibition of the four shortlisted artists is at Tate Liverpool until 19 March 2023. This year Turner Prize is held at Tate Liverpool to mark 15 years since the prize was first held in the city, with Tate Liverpool being the first gallery outside London to host the prize in 2007 when it helped launch the city’s year as European Capital of Culture.