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Jury for John Moores 2014

Tim Marlow


Tim Marlow has been Director of Exhibitions at White Cube since 2003. Over the last decade, he has worked with some of the most important and influential artists of our time including Chuck Close, Jake & DinosChapman, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer and Doris Salcedo.He is also an award-winning radio and television broadcaster. He has presented over 100 documentaries on British Television and his latest series 'Making Faces' will be broadcast on Sky Arts this autumn. Tim was the founder editor of Tate magazine and is the author of numerous books and catalogues. He has lectured on art and culture in more than forty countries.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye


Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a London-born artist of Ghanian descent.  A painter, her works of imaginary scenes populated by invented people, prompt questions of how we interpret paintings. Yiadom-Boakye was an exhibitor in the John Moores Painting Prize in 2004. She has been nominated for the 2013 Turner Prize and is the first black woman to be shortlisted in the competition’s history. Recent exhibitions include the New Museum Triennial, New York in 2012 and a major solo exhibition entitled Extracts and Verses at Chisenhale Gallery, London. She is represented by Corvi Mora in London and Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.

Zeng Fanzhi

Zeng Fanzhi was born in 1964 and is based in Beijing. The varied subjects of his oil paintings include slaughtered animals, icons from art history, consumerism, the ‘mind landscapes’ of human beings and recent Chinese history. Since 2010, Zeng has sometimes exhibited his own woodcarvings, etchings and sketches alongside his paintings. The artist says of his work “I am very interested in fashion and about style, especially in the Nineties, because at that time everything was new to us.” Zeng has enjoyed constant critical acclaim since the 1990s, exhibits internationally and is one of the world’s top 10 contemporary artists by revenue. He has been represented by Gagosian Gallery since 2011 and has held exhibitions with them in London and Hong Kong.

Chantal Joffe

Chantal Joffe

Chantal Joffe, copyright Felix Clay

Chantal Joffe is an English painter based in London. She is interested in the complex lives of modern women and the roles that their bodies, children and fashion take within their narratives. Her expressive paintings can be up to three metres high and have been described as possessing an “everyday awkwardness” and a “deceptively casual brushstroke” as well as challenging our preconceived ideas of feminist art. Joffe has been exhibiting in prestigious exhibitions since the 1990s including the John Moores Painting Prize in 2002. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She exhibits internationally and is represented by Victoria Miro Gallery, London.

Tom Benson

Tom Benson makes paintings, drawings, prints, books and installations that expand an interest in our relationship to images and the condition of their presentation. His work investigates the optic and haptic qualities of surface, their effect on the viewing of the work and the attitude by which we see. Benson is a graduate of The Royal College of Art, London (1989) and St. Martins School of Art, London (1987). He exhibits internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at Sleeper, Edinburgh (2013),  Hidde van Seggelen Gallery, London (2012) and Concept Space, Shibukawa, Japan, Noborimachi Space of Art, Hiroshima, Japan (2010). He recently curated the exhibition, Mind Rhymes, at Hidde van Seggelen, London (2013).