The three female artists and one male artist are all over the age of 40, as the Turner organisers recently removed the 50 years age limit on the prize.

Rosalind Nashashibi

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Croydon born Nashashibi has been considered for the prize for her solo show at The University Art Galleries at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts in California entitled ''On This Island'' as well as for her role in the Documenta 14 exhibition.

With Palestinian roots, Nashashibi's work explores human spaces, with some of her work delving into those inhabiting the Gaza Strip.

Hurvin Anderson

The only male artist in the shortlist, Anderson was born in Birmingham and currently works in London. His Nottingham show ''Dub Versions'' as well as ''Backdrop'' at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada, are to thank for his nomination.

Identity is the main drive of Anderson's work, inspired by both the art history canon and his Caribbean ancestry.

Lubaina Himid

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Working in Preston, Zanzibar-born Himid recieves her nominations for three shows: ''Invisible Strategies'' at Modern Art Oxford; ''Navigation Charts'' Bristol's Spike Island as well as for her work in the group show ''The Place is Here'' held at Nottingham Contemporary.

Hamid spent her childhood in the U.K. She has been an important voice in the Black Arts Movement with her works exploring political and personal identities.

Andrea Büttner

Büttner was born in Stuttgart, western Germany. Her work delves into ideologies such as religion and ethics, working in both London and Frankfurt. Büttner has been nominated for ''Gesamtzusammenhang'' show held at Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen as well as L.A.'s David Kordansky's solo exhibition on the artist.

To mark the Hull being named UK City of Culture, from 26th September, works by the artists will be on show at Hull's Ferens Art Gallery. The Turner Prize 2017 winner will be announced on 5th December.