Artes Mundi 7 shortlist announced

Nástio Mosquito, Fuck Africa (Remix) in collaboration with Vic Pereiró, 2015 (installation view IKON gallery, Birmingham). Photo: Stuart Whipps Neil Beloufa, Superlatives and Resolutions, 2012 (installation view). Courtesy the artist and François Ghebaly Gallery Lamia Joreige, Still from And the living is easy, 2014, video, 75 minutes. © Lamia Joreige John Akomfrah, still from Handsworth Songs, 1986. Courtesy the artist and Smoking Dogs Films, London Hito Steyerl, Adorno's Grey (still), 2012. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York Bedwyr Williams, Curator Cadaver Cake, 2012, performance, Grizedale Arts, Frieze Art Fair Amy Francheschini / Futurefarmers, Flatbread Society Bakehouse, 2013. Photo: Max McClure

The seven shortlisted artists for the seventh edition of the Artes Mundi Prize, the UK’s biggest monetary prize, have been announced. The winner of the £40,000 biannual prize will be announced in January 2017, after a four-month exhibition of formative and new works by the shortlisted artists across various venues in Cardiff.

The shortlisted artists are:

John Akomfrah (UK)

Neïl Beloufa (France/Algeria)

Amy Franceschini / Futurefarmers (USA/Belgium)

Lamia Joreige (Lebanon)

Nástio Mosquito (Angola)

Hito Steyerl (Germany/Japan)

Bedwyr Williams (UK)

Previous winners include Xu Bing, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, NS Harsha, Yael Bartana, Teresa Margolles, and most recently, Theaster Gates.

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17 September 2015.