Luke Willis Thompson nominated for Turner Prize News

Luke Willis Thompson nominated for Turner Prize

10 August 2018

New Zealand born, London-based artist Luke Willis Thompson has been nominated for the 34th Turner Prize. The Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain, 26 September 2018 – 6 January 2019, will feature an artwork that the Institute of Modern Art commissioned the artist to make, which was his first-ever film work, Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries (2016). It is the first time that a commission by an Australian gallery will be presented as part of this prestigious prize.

The work formed part of his 2016 exhibition at the IMA, Misadventure.

About the Artist
Luke Willis Thompson is a New Zealand artist of Fijian and European descent. Recent solo exhibitions include: Luke Willis Thompson, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington (2018); autoportrait, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (2017); Luke Willis Thompson, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2017); Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin (2016); Misadventure, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane (2016); Sucu Mate/Born Dead, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (2016) and nicht mehr, nicht minder als der Sugar, Reisebürogalerie, Cologne. He is nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018, and is the recipient of the 2014 Walters Prize.

Luke Willis Thompson, 'Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries', 2016, Exhibition View, 'Misadventure', Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. Photo: Sam Cranstoun.