Teresa Margolles has been named the winner of the Artes Mundi 5 prize, from a shortlist of seven artists. Awarded by a panel of international curators and directors, the announcement was made at an evening ceremony at National Museum Cardiff on 29 November. With a first prize of 40,000 GBP, Artes Mundi is the largest cash prize awarded for the arts in the UK and one of the most significant in the world.
The Panel of judges, chaired by curator and broadcaster Tim Marlow, commended the work of all seven nominated artists, but were particularly struck by “the visceral power and urgency as well as the sophistication of her work in confronting an on-going human tragedy.
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