Central Saint Martins, UAL graduate Jesse Darling has won the 2023 Turner Prize
Congratulations to sculptor Jesse Darling, who has won the 2023 Turner Prize. Jesse graduated from BA Fine Art: Sculpture, Central Saint Martins in 2010.
The winner of the £25,000 prize was announced at a ceremony presented by musician, creative and broadcaster Tinie Tempah at Eastbourne’s Winter Garden, next to Towner Eastbourne, the hosts of this year’s prize.
About Jesse Darling
He was nominated for his solo exhibitions No Medals, No Ribbons at Modern Art Oxford and Enclosures at Camden Art Centre. Jesse’s recent practice encompasses sculpture, installation, text and drawing.
No Medals, No Ribbons is the largest presentation of his work to date, in which materials and commonplace objects convey a familiar yet delirious world. Invoking societal breakdown, his presentation unsettles the ideas of labour, class, Britishness and power.
Turner Prize 2023 shortlisted artists
Another of the shortlisted artists was Rory Pilgrim, a 2008 BA Fine Art graduate from Chelsea College of Art. The other artists shortlisted were Ghislaine Leung and Barbara Walker.
The jury commended all 4 nominated artists for their distinct and affecting presentations. Together their varied practices are grounded in the realities of the world today, often giving voice to themes of uncertainty and vulnerability. Their work brings immediacy to the issues they respond to, realising these themes in powerful and unexpected ways.
In 2022, 3 out of the 4 shortlisted artists were University of the Arts London graduates.
About the Turner Prize
One of the best-known visual arts prizes in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. The prize is awarded to an artist born or based in the UK, for an outstanding exhibition or presentation of their work in the past twelve months.