Artes Mundi has announced dates in 2021 for the exhibitions and awards for the 9th iteration of the prestigious international visual arts competition.
Artes Mundi 9 will take place from 13th February 2021 to 6th June 2021 in Cardiff, across three venues, National Museum Cardiff, Chapter and g39. For this edition the winner of the Artes Mundi 9 Prize will be announced ahead of the exhibition opening on 11th February, instead of toward the end of the exhibition as in previous years.
Artes Mundi presents the UK’s leading international contemporary art prize and is an important arbiter of cultural exchange between the UK and the international visual arts community. Bringing together a major biennial exhibition of some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Artes Mundi 9 promises to be the foremost opportunity to see international contemporary art in the UK which engages with ideas and issues ever more significant within our current circumstances. The shortlist of six artists has been selected from over 700 nominations submitted from 90 countries. It remains the UK’s largest contemporary art prize with £40,000 prize money and has previously been awarded to Theaster Gates (2015), John Akomfrah (2017), and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2019).
You can find out more about Artes Mundi by visiting their website.