Meet the Turner Prize 2024 shortlisted artists

The Turner Prize 2024 shortlisted artists are Pio Abad, Claudette Johnson, Jasleen Kaur and Delaine Le Bas

Turner Prize 2024 shortlisted artists, Claudette Johnson (left) and Delaine La Bas (right)
Two of the Turner Prize 2024 shortlisted artists, Claudette Johnson (left) and Delaine La Bas (right)
(Image credit: Left: Photo © Anne Tetzlaff. Right: Photo © Tara Darby. Courtesy of the artists)

The Turner Prize 2024 shortlisted artists have been announced today (24 April): Pio Abad, Claudette Johnson, Jasleen Kaur, and Delaine Le Bas. An exhibition of their work will be held at the Tate Britain from September 2024 to February 2025, with the winner of the 40th edition of the prize set to be unveiled on 3 December 2024. Turner Prize chair and director of Tate Britain Alex Farquharson leads a jury composed of Rosie Cooper, director of Wysing Arts Centre; Ekow Eshun, writer, broadcaster, curator and a Wallpaper* contributing editor; Sam Thorne, director general and CEO at Japan House London; and Lydia Yee, curator and art historian.

Turner Prize 2024 shortlist: Pio Abad

portrait of Turner Prize 2024 shortlisted artist Pio Abad

Pio Abad 

(Image credit: © Pio Abad)


Pio Abad ,1897., 2023. India ink and screen print on heritage wood free paper, 1016 x 686 mm

(Image credit: Courtesy the artist. © Pio Abad)

Abad has been recognised for his solo exhibition ‘To Those Sitting in Darkness’ at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, which draws on his upbringing in the Philippines, through work that reflects on colonial histories. 

‘The exhibition comprises drawings, etchings, engraving, sculptures,’ says jury member Sam Thorne. ‘I was really struck by how it teems with different kinds of inscriptions, incisions. It’s full of maps, of different territories of skins and tattoos. The presentation is, for me, about the connections between different times in different places. It yokes together far-flung locations from the artist’s southeast London home to them, to Oxford and to the Philippines. The works taken together tell stories of contacts of plunder, of exchange.’

Turner Prize 2024 shortlist: Claudette Johnson

portraits on gallery wall

Installation view of Claudette Johnson, ‘Presence’, at The Courtauld Gallery, 2023

(Image credit: Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. © The Courtauld. Photo: David Bebber)

Johnson’s major recent exhibitions at The Courtauld Gallery, London, and Ortuzar Projects, New York, have considered the marginalisation of Black people in history through figurative portraits. ‘These figures are often lifesize, often free-floating on fields of colour or a sign on black paper,’ adds Thorne. ‘They assert a vibrant kind of presence. She has said that she invites them to take up space in a way that is reflective of who they are. The exhibitions in London and New York, and Johnson's work more broadly, are moving in response to traditional representations of gender Blackness in Western art history. Many of her portraits are drawn directly from life. The figures, often friends, look directly at the viewer, recreating their intimate encounter with the artist.’

Turner Prize 2024 shortlist: Jasleen Kaur

Turner Prize 2024 shortlisted artist Jasleen Kaur

Jasleen Kaur

(Image credit: Photography by Robin Christian)

car with doily covering, artwork in gallery

Installation view of Jasleen Kaur, ‘Alter Altar’ at Tramway, Glasgow 2023

(Image credit: Courtesy of Tramway and Glasgow Life. Photo: Keith Hunter)

Kaur wove autobiographical themes through her exhibition at Tramway, Glasgow, in sculptures crafted from everyday objects. Says jury member Rosie Cooper: ‘The exhibition was comprised of a new body of sculptural and sound works that unfolded throughout Tramway’s vast post-industrial gallery space. This significant and breakthrough show was alive to timely issues, speaking imaginatively to how we might live together in a wild increasingly marked by nationalism, division and social control.’

Turner Prize 2024 shortlist: Delaine Le Bas

artwork in gallery

Installation view of Delaine Le Bas, ‘Incipit Vita Nova. Here Begins The New Life/A New Life Is Beginning’ at Secession, Vienna 2023

(Image credit: Courtesy of Secession, Vienna. Photo © Iris Ranzinger)

Le Bas created an immersive environment for her show at Secession, Vienna, which married a cultural history of the Roma people with her interest in mythologies. ‘The exhibition unfolded throughout Secession’s underground gallery spaces,’ says Cooper. ‘And the exhibition was really rooted in delayed response to social and political turmoil, combined with the grief that followed the death of her grandmother, and her longstanding interest in female power.’

Turner Prize 2024 shortlisted artists were announced on 24 April, and the Turner Prize 2024 exhibition will take place at Tate Britain from 25 September 2024 – 16 February 2025

Hannah Silver is the Art, Culture, Watches & Jewellery Editor of Wallpaper*. Since joining in 2019, she has overseen offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, and written extensively across the worlds of culture and luxury. She enjoys meeting artists and designers, viewing exhibitions and conducting interviews on her frequent travels.