Open call for nominations for 8th edition of the Artes Mundi Exhibition and Prize

Open call for nominations for 8th edition of the Artes Mundi Exhibition and Prize

Artes Mundi

John Akomfrah, Auto Da Fé, 2016. Two-channel HD colour video installation, 5.1 sound 40:30 minutes. Artes Mundi 7 installation view, National Museum Cardiff, 2016. © Smoking Dogs Films. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London. Photo: Polly Thomas.

April 9, 2017
Open call for nominations for 8th edition of the Artes Mundi Exhibition and Prize
Nominations for the largest art prize in the UK are open

Deadline: May 15, 2017
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Nominations are invited for the Artes Mundi 8 exhibition and prize. Nominations can be for artists of any age, from anywhere in the world. The artists must be currently active and making work and they should already be well known in their own country or region. Usually they will have some experience of exhibiting internationally, whether they are just emerging or firmly established.

Artes Mundi was established in 2002 as an exhibition and prize which explores “the human condition.” To be shortlisted for the Artes Mundi Prize artists must create work that directly engages with people’s everyday lives and experiences, exploring contemporary social issues from across the globe in a way that resonates both locally and internationally. Every nomination received will be reviewed by a panel of independent selectors who will choose a shortlist of artists to take part in the biennial exhibition.

Artes Mundi 8 will take place in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, from late 2018 to early 2019 and the winning artist will receive a prize of 40,000 GBP.

In January 2017, the British artist John Akomfrah won the Artes Mundi 7 Prize. Previous winners include Theaster Gates (2015), Teresa Margolles (2012), Yael Bartana (2010), N S Harsha (2008), Eija-Liisa Ahtila (2006) and Xu Bing (2004).

Nominations for Artes Mundi 8 can be made by curators, artists, writers, critics, gallerists, art historians, or by anybody who is involved in or interested in the visual arts. But they must be made through the Artes Mundi website at The deadline for nominations is 5pm GMT on May 15, 2017.


For all enquiries regarding the nomination process, please contact Artes Mundi:
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