4 May 2010
Last updated at 14:53
Dexter Dalwood is one of four artists in the running for the Turner Prize. He was shortlisted for his solo exhibition at Tate St Ives, which drew upon art history as well as contemporary cultural events. His work includes Hendrix's Last Basement (2001).
In The Death Of David Kelly (2008), Dalwood painted a representation of the beauty spot where the body of the weapons expert at the centre of the Iraq dossier row was found.
Glasgow-born Susan Philipsz is best known for recording herself singing versions of pop and folk songs which she has replayed in stairwells, supermarkets and under bridges.
Philipsz was nominated for presentations of her work at the International Festival of Visual Art in her native Glasgow and in Mirrors at the Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo in Spain.
Angela de la Cruz breaks, rips and folds her paintings in on themselves and displays them wedged into corners and doorways or presented on the gallery floor. De la Cruz was shortlisted for her exhibition After, at Camden Arts Centre, London.
De la Cruz uses the language of painting and sculpture "to create striking works that evoke memory and desire through combining formal tension with a deeper emotional presence".
The Otolith Group - named after the part of the inner ear that senses gravity and orientation, comprises two artists, Anjalika Sagar, 42, and Kodwo Eshun, 44 - who live and work in London.
The Otolith Group use a range of disciplines, in particular the moving image. They were shortlisted for their project A Long Time Between Suns, which took the form of exhibitions at Gasworks and The Showroom, London.