One of the leading international contemporary art prizes, Artes Mundi 7 has confirmed the exhibition and prize dates for this year’s prize.
The 2016 award exhibition will take place in Cardiff at the National Museum of Wales from the 21st October until the 26th February 2017, with the winner of the prize being announced in a ceremony on the 25th January 2017.
Artes Mundi 7 will award the winning artist £40,000, with the exhibition bringing together the work of some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists in celebration of the cultural exchange between the UK and the international community.
The shortlisted artists for this years prize includes: John Akomfrah, Neil Beloufa, Amy Franceschini, Lamia Joreige, Nastio Mosquito, Hito Steyerl and Bedwyr Williams. All of the artists were selected from over 700 nominations that were submitted from 90 countries for selection.
This year’s shortlist was selected by Elise Atangana, an independent curator based in Paris and Cameroon, Alistair Hudson, Director of Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art anf Marie Muracciole, Director of Beirut Art Centre.
Talking about the news, Karen MacKinnon, Artes Mundi’d Director and Curator said; “This group of seven artists bring unique perspectives with work that comments on what it means to be human in contemporary society.”
For 2016, the biennial event will branch out in an extended programme beyond the National Museum Cardiff, to include a number of locations across the city, with a programme of performance, music, installations and films based around the prize and exhibition.
For more information on the prize and exhibition visit: http://www.artesmundi.org/.