Artes Mundi 2019 open call for nominations

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Invisibility (still), 2018. Apichatpong was the winner of last year’s Artes Mundi Prize


Artes Mundi has announced that it will now be taking nominations for artists of any age, working in any medium, and from anywhere in the world. The requirements are that the artist must be making and exhibiting work, should already be well known in the country or region in which they live and work, as well as be gaining or have established an international reputation for their work.

Artes Mundi was launched in 2002 as an exhibition and prize which explores ‘the human condition’. To be shortlisted for the prize, artists must create work that directly engages with people’s everyday lives and experiences exploring contemporary social issues from across the globe in a way that resonates both locally and internationally.

This year’s selectors of the shortlist will be: Cosmin Costinas (executive director and curator, Para Site, Hong Kong), Elvira Dyangani Ose (director, The Showroom, London) and Rachel Kent (chief curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia).

Artes Mundi 9 will take place in Cardiff from late 2020 to early 2021 and the winning artist will receive a prize of £40,000.

Nominations can be made here.


26 April 2019