Today it has been announced by Tate Britain that Wales in Venice 2019 artist Sean Edwards has received a Turner Bursary of £10,000. Sean is one of 10 artists to receive the new bursary – a remodelled offering developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and its resulting restrictions.

One-off bursaries in place of this year’s Turner Prize

The Turner Bursaries 2020, replacing the Prize, are presented to 10 British artists based on their contribution to new developments in contemporary art at this time.

The other nine artists to be awarded a bursary are:

Political arts organisation Akira

Liz Johnson Artur

Oreet Ashery

Shawanda Corbett

Jamie Crewe

Alberta Whittle

Sidsel Meineche Hansen

Ima-Abasi Okon

Imran Perretta

Undo Things Done

Sean Edwards (b.1980) represented Wales in Venice 2019 with a solo exhibition, Undo Things Done, presented by guest curator Marie-Anne McQuay and lead organisation Tŷ Pawb. Commissioned by Arts Council of Wales for the Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Edwards’ exhibition marked the ninth Biennale presentation by Wales.

The exhibition took place at Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Castello from 11 May to 24 November 2019. Read more about Wales in Venice here.