Turner Prize artists on show

  • 29 September 2014

As the finalists of the 30th edition of the Turner Prize go on display at Tate Britain, we take a look at some of the previous nominees and where to see their work now.

Steve McQueen, winner 1999

Nominated for: A recreated stunt from one of Buster Keaton's silent movies in which a building collapses around McQueen, yet he emerges unscathed. Judges praised the 'poetry and clarity' of his vision.

Where to see now: New commission, Ashes, makes its European debut at the Thomas Dane gallery this month. Unmistakably McQueen, the film is characterised by themes of intensity, intimacy, violence and sensuality, and is said to prompt 'epiphany or self-revelation'.

Tracey Emin, finalist 1999

Nominated for: A dishevelled double bed surrounded by soiled underwear, condoms, slippers and empty drink bottles. It represents the physical carnage of Emin's personal break-down at the end of a relationship.

Where to see now: Describing the work in her latest show at White Cube, Emin says it is 'about rites of passage, of time and age, and the simple realisation that we are always alone'. Featuring bronze sculptures, gouaches, paintings, large-scale embroideries and neon works it is testament to the confessional nature of her work.

Grayson Perry, winner 2003

Nominated for: Ceramic vases depicting subjects such as death, gang violence and child abuse. On being presented with the prize by Sir Peter Blake, Perry famously announced: 'Well, it's about time a transvestite potter won the Turner Prize'.

Where to see now: An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery sees Perry grappling with the subject of identity. After meeting with Britons who were facing a defining moment in their lives – from ex-cabinet minster Chris Huhne to a transgender teenager –  he made their portraits, either as a pot, statue, tapestry or miniature. His Hogarth- inspired embroidery tales, The Vanity of Small Differences, are also on display in Leeds.

Jake and Dinos Chapman, finalists 2003

Nominated for: The prize's 'most shocking nominees' presented two blow-up dolls simulating a sex act with a dildo. It was in fact a sculpture made of bronze, which had been painted to look like plastic.

Where to see now: The brothers return to their hometown of Hastings for a show in which bric-a-brac from local junk shops has been altered, reinvented and defaced in signature Chapman-style.

Jeremy Deller, winner 2004

Nominated for: A video study of George Bush's homestate Texas, featuring interviews with both supporters and opponents of the US government. Deller dedicated his award to 'everyone who cycles, everyone who cycles in London, everyone who looks after wildlife, and the Quaker movement'.

Where to see now: From the Iraq War to David Bowie, Tony Blair to tax evasion, Deller's Venice Biennale exhibition casts a critical eye over contemporary life in England. It is being shown in Margate alongside paintings and watercolours of Venice by JMW Turner – a perfect homage to the gallery's name.

Laure Prouvost, winner 2013

Nominated for: An imagined tea party with Prouvost's fictional grandfather and the artist Kurt Schwitters was last year's surprise winner. The panel described the installation as 'a courageous combination of images and objects in a deeply atmospheric environment'.

Where to see now: Provoust is one of 20 London-based artists taking part in the Hayward Gallery's autumn exhibition, addressing the dilemmas of the digital age. The Artist is a surreal multi-screen film, splicing together different aspects of Provoust's studio to recreate the space in a new and surprising way.

This year's nominees are also on display at the Turner Prize 2014 exhibition at Tate Britain.

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