International artists up for Welsh prize

Shortlisted artists for the international art award were announced yesterday by Artes Mundi’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director.

Seven artists are going to compete for the fifth edition of the Welsh-based prize. Decisions were made after organisers received more than 750 nominations from 90 different countries.

Artists shortlisted will exhibit their work next October at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. The winner, to be awarded in November, will receive £40,000. Other shortlisted artists will earn £4,000 each.

The seven artists on the list are Miriam Bäckström (Sweden), Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Phil Collins (England), Sheela Gowda (India), Teresa Margolles (Mexico), Darius Mikšys (Lithuania) and Apolonija Šušteršič (Slovenia).

Artes Mundi is an international arts organisation based in Cardiff and born in 2002. Every two years it promotes the Artes Mundi Prize for international artists who are yet to be recognized internationally.

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