John Moores Painting Prize 2018 jurors
Lubaina Himid MBE
(Born in Zanzibar, Tanzania, 1954. Lives in Preston, UK.)
Lubaina Himid is an artist and professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. In her artistic, academic and curatorial work, Himid brings forth and celebrates the lives and histories of people of the Black diaspora. Himid has exhibited work in a number of major institutions such as Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; South London Gallery; Spike Island, Bristol; Modern Art Oxford and Nottingham Contemporary. A selection of her work, including part of the celebrated 'Naming the Money', opens at the Walker Art Gallery on 7 October 2017. Her work is held in several public collections, including National Museums Liverpool, Tate and the V&A. She is a nominee for the 2017 Turner Prize.
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
(Born in London, 1973. Lives in Glasgow, UK.)
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd is an artist whose practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her work incorporates elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture and Surrealist cinema. Her performances and videos often employ troupes of performers – friends and relatives of the artist. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012. Recent solo projects include 'The Green Room & Science Lab' and 'The Panther Ejaculates', Art Basel Parcours, Basel; 'Uptight upright, upside down', CCA Glasgow; 'JABBA, I’M BACK!' and 'Cocaine and Caviar', Bergen Assembly, Norway and 'Dogsy Ma Bone', Liverpool Biennial, UK.
(Born in Manchester. Lives in London.)
Jenni Lomax, an independent curator, was Director of Camden Arts Centre, London, from 1990 to September 2017, where she established an influential programme of international exhibitions, artist residencies and education projects. Before this, she developed and led the Community Education and Public Programmes at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Lomax has been involved in an advisory capacity with many arts, education and charitable organisations and has been a member of selection and judging panels for numerous awards and exhibitions including the Freelands Award, the Turner Prize, Arts Foundation Award, Jerwood Drawing Prize and the Nissan Art Prize.
(Born in Glasgow, 1944. Lives in London.)
Bruce McLean is a sculptor who has investigated the possibilities of sculpture over the last 50 years using a variety of mediums, including photography, impersonation, video and drawing. McLean has exhibited in many major shows including 'When Attitudes become Form, A New Spirit in Painting, Zeitgeist' and 'Documenta 6, 7 and 8'. He continues to question the nature of sculpture and will showcase a new body of ceramic work in the exhibition 'Garden Ware', opening at the V&A in September 2017. McLean’s painting 'Oriental Garden, Kyoto' won the John Moores Painting Prize in 1985.
(Born in Liaoning Province, China, 1963. Lives in Beijing, China.)
Liu Xiadong is a graduate of and currently professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. His first solo exhibition, held in 1990, marked the beginning of a new generation of art in China, for which he is considered to be a key figure. During the same period, Xiaodong was heavily influential in China's emerging independent film scene. From 2004, he has presented his large-scale, outdoor painting projects widely at an international level.