International artists shortlisted for Wales's big art prize
Theaster Gates, Sanja Iveković and Ragnar Kjartansson among those in the running for Artes Mundi, all will show work at the National Museum of Art, Cardiff
By Laurie Rojas. Web only
Published online: 12 December 2013
The Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates and the Rio-de-Janeiro-based Renata Lucas are among the shortlisted artists for the sixth edition of the Artes Mundi Prize. Founded in 2002 with the support of private and public Welsh donors, Artes Mundi organises a biennial prize and exhibition, which is due to take place in the National Museum of Art, Cardiff (25 October 2014 - February 2015).
Karen MacKinnon, who became the director of Artes Mundi in July, announced the ten shortlisted artists for the sixth edition yesterday. The shortlist also includes Carlos Bunga, Omer Fast, Sanja Iveković, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sharon Lockhart, Renzo Martens and the UK-based duo Karen Mirza and Brad Butler.
Works by the artists will be installed in the contemporary galleries of the museum and at other sites in the centre of Cardiff and across Wales.
The winner of the prize £40,000, one of the largest in the UK, will be announced on on the 22nd January 2015. Previous winners include the Chinese artist Xu Bing in 2004 and the Mexican artist Teresa Margolles in 2012.
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