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22 Jun 2011

Artes Mundi 5: Final call to nominate – Deadline 26 June 2011

Yael Bartana Mur i Wieża, 2009 Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam

Final call to nominate
Artes Mundi


Nominations close on 26 June 2011
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy and Anders Kreuger announced as Selectors for Artes Mundi 5
£40,000 Artes Mundi Prize awarded in November 2012



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Artes Mundi 5: Final Call for Nominations for £40,000 prize

• Nominations close on 26 June 2011
• Selectors for Artes Mundi 5 announced

The open call for nominations was launched in April and closes on 26 June. The exhibition of six shortlisted artists opens in October 2012, during which the £40,000 Artes Mundi prize will be awarded, with each of the other artists receiving £4,000.

Anyone can nominate artists who fit the criteria, namely those:
• whose work engages with social reality, lived experience and the human condition
• who are established in their country or region and emerging internationally

Click here to nominate an artist online:

The selectors for Artes Mundi 5 will be Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy and Anders Kreuger who will review the nominations and select the shortlist of six artists, with the resulting exhibition exploring thematics proposed by the artworks. Hernández Chong Cuy is Curator of Contemporary Art at Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. She is a curatorial agent for DOCUMENTA 13, and was Director of Museo Tamayo until 2010. Kreuger is Curator at MUHKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, and adjunct curator at Lund Konsthall in Sweden. He was until recently Director of Malmö Art Academy.

The exhibition will open in October 2012 and run concurrently with other headline events in the UK's visual arts calendar such as the Turner Prize, Frieze Art Fair and Liverpool Biennial. The prize will be awarded in November 2012.

In addition to being one of the largest prizes in the visual arts, Artes Mundi has established a new longterm partnership with Mostyn in North Wales to develop a solo exhibition with one of the shortlisted artists in the year after the prize.

Last year the Artes Mundi 4 Prize was awarded to Israeli artist Yael Bartana who is currently representing Poland at the Venice Biennale. The first Artes Mundi Prize was awarded in 2004 to Xu Bing, a Chinese born artist based in New York. In 2006, Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila received the Artes Mundi 2 Prize, and the recipient of the Artes Mundi 3 Prize in 2008 was N S Harsha from India.

Artes Mundi stimulates cultural dialogue and exchange, playing a vital role in broadening the cultural experience of audiences in Wales and beyond by building networks between the local and global, demonstrating the capacity of the visual arts to negotiate and communicate across the boundaries of language, geography and history. Through this interplay, we gain understanding of ourselves, of others, and of the relations between familiar and distant cultures.

Artes Mundi is an international prize and we are keen to gather the broadest possible representation of artists from across the world. In the past, the majority of nominations have come from Europe and North America and we would especially like to encourage nominations from other regions of the world.

Nominations can be made at until 26 June 2011