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Turner Prize Trivia

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  1. The Turner Prize is named after the English Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner. What does the J. M. W. stand for?
  2. Who was awarded the 1995 Turner Prize for his notorious sculpture Mother and Child, Divided?
  3. How many times has Tracy Emin won the prize?
  4. Which sculptor specializing in installation art received the prize in 1991?

  5. Can you name the first person ever to win both the Turner prize and an Oscar?
  6. What object was the centerpiece of a work created by artist Tracey Emin in 1998?
  7. Which British sculptor won in 1994 with Field for the British Isles? It consisted of 35,000 individual terracotta figures.
  8. Vong Phaophanit won in 1993 using six red neon tubes and seven tons of what?
  9. Between 1991 and 2016, only artists under what age were eligible for the award?
  10. Which former Portsmouth Polytechnic student accepted the prize in 2003 wearing a dress?
  11. What was the one word title of Rachel Whiteread's entry on Grove Road, Mile End, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets? It was completed in October 1993 and demolished eleven weeks later.
  12. The prize is awarded every other year at which art museum?
  13. The prize was presented by which English actor in December 2012?
  14. Which pop star got into trouble in 2001 for swearing when presenting the prize to artist Martin Creed?
  15. Damien Hirst's 1992 entry, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living featured what animal encased in formaldehyde?
  16. Who in 2002 stencilled 'Mind the Crap' on all the steps leading up to the venue on the night before the Turner Prize ceremony?


  1. Joseph Mallord William (Turner)
  2. Damien Hirst
  3. None
  4. Anish Kapoor
  5. Steve McQueen
  6. A bed (the work was entitled My Bed)
  7. Antony Gormley
  8. White long-grain rice (entitled Neon Rice Field)
  9. Under 50
  10. Grayson Perry
  11. House
  12. Tate Britain
  13. Jude Law
  14. Madonna
  15. Tiger shark
  16. Banksy