Following the success of the Artes Mundi 6 Prize, awarded to Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, we are pleased to share the shortlist for Artes Mundi 7, the seventh edition of the UK’s leading biennial art prize.
Congratulations to the seven shortlisted artists:
John Akomfrah OBE, Neïl Beloufa, Lamia Joreige, Nástio Mosquito, Hito Steyerl, Bedwyr Williams and Amy Franceschini, founder of the Californian artist and farming collective, Futurefarmers, which focuses on creating international projects that challenge systems of food production and transportation.
This round, selected by Elise Atangana, an independent curator based in Paris and Cameroon, Alistair Hudson, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Marie Muracciole, Director of the Beirut Art Centre features global artists who engage directly with everyday life through their practice and who explore contemporary social issues.
The prize will be announced in January 2017 following a four month exhibition of works by the shortlisted artists at National Museum Cardiff and Chapter, Cardiff.
We spoke to Amy Franceschini of Future Farmers as part of the ongoing Public Art (Now) film interview series; you can watch this here.
Find out more about Amy Franceschini and Futurefarmers in Claire Doherty’s edited volume Out of Time, Out of Place, Public Art (Now). Available here