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Artes Mundi 10 announces shortlist

The Bagri Foundation, the presenting partner of Artes Mundi 10, the preeminent biannual exhibition and international contemporary art prize in the UK, is excited to announce the shortlist of seven international artists and five venue partners throughout Wales for its tenth anniversary edition.

A major biennial exhibition of worldwide contemporary art by some of the most significant artistic voices grappling with pressing problems of our day is once again brought together by Artes Mundi, a significant mediator of cultural exchange between the UK and foreign cultures. The artists are Rushdi Anwar (Born Kurdistan. Lives and works between Thailand and Australia); Carolina Caycedo (Born UK to Colombian parents. Lives and works in US); Alia Farid (Born Kuwait. Lives and works between Kuwait City and Puerto Rico); Naomi Rincón Gallardo (Born US. Lives and works in Mexico); Taloi Havani (Born Bougainville (Nakas/ Hakö tribe). Lives and works in Australia); Nguyễn Trinh Thi (Born and continues to live and work in Vietnam) and Mounira Al Solh (Born Lebanon. Lives and works in The Netherlands).

The winners of the renowned 40,000 GBP Artes Mundi Prize—the UK’s greatest contemporary art prize—will be announced during the duration of the biannual exhibition AM10, which will feature work by each artist from October 2023 to March 2024. AM10 will be presented nationally for the first time in numerous locations throughout Wales. The venue partners are: MOSTYN, Llandudno; Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; National Museum Cardiff; and Chapter, Cardiff.

Past editions have seen Artes Mundi work with artists at crucial stages of their careers, often being their first introduction to UK audiences, with many now established figures on the world stage, including Dineo Seshee Bopape, Prabhakar Pachpute, Ragnar Kjartansson, Theaster Gates, John Akomfrah, Teresa Margolles, Xu Bing, and Tania Bruguera.
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