Alison Jacques congratulates Veronica Ryan OBE on her nomination for the Turner Prize 2022. Ryan is recognised for ‘Along a Spectrum’, her 2021 solo exhibition at Spike Island, Bristol, and Custard Apple (Annonaceae), Breadfruit (Moraceae) and Soursop (Annonaceae), the UK’s first permanent monument to honour the Windrush Generations, which was unveiled in Hackney, London, in 2021.
Ryan’s nomination coincides with her inclusion in ‘Quiet as it’s Kept’, Whitney Biennial, New York (6 April – 5 September 2022), and ‘A Clearing in the Forest’, The Tanks at Tate Modern, London (20 March 2022 – 1 February 2023). Ryan’s debut exhibition at Alison Jacques, London, opens on 20 October 2022. The artists included on the 2022 shortlist – which, in addition to Ryan, include Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard and Sin Wai Kin – will exhibit their work at Tate Liverpool in October (22 October – 19 March 2023), ahead of the winner being announced in Liverpool in December.
Helen Legg, Director of Tate Liverpool and co-chair of the Turner Prize jury, said of the selection process: ‘The result is a diverse group of artists, each with a singular vision, who impressed the judges with the intensity of their presentations, while also dealing with important issues facing our society today.’
The members of this year’s Turner Prize jury are Irene Aristzábal, Head of Curatorial and Public Practice, BALTIC, Gateshead; Christine Eyene, Research Fellow, School of Arts and Media, University of Central Lancashire; Robert Leckie, Director, Spike Island, Bristol; and Anthony Spira, Director, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes.