Oscar Murillo is one of four artists shortlisted to win the Turner Prize this year. Murillo has been nominated by an independent panel of judges based on two recent exhibitions of his work: violent amnesia, at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, and Oscar Murillo l Zhang Enli, at chi K11 art museum, in Shanghai, as well as for his participation in the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, We don’t need another hero, in 2018.
Murillo will present a new site specific installation of unstretched canvases and effigies in the Turner Prize exhibition, which opens at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK, on September 28. The winner of the 2019 prize, for which the other shortlisted artists are Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, and Tai Shani, will be announced on December 3.
Current exhibitions of Murillo's work include the solo show Frequencies at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (through November 3, 2019), and HERE AND NOW: Transcorporealities, a group presentation at Museum Ludwig, Cologne (through January 19, 2020.)
Image: Oscar Murillo, 2018. Photo by Greg Lin Jiajie