The shortlist for the sixth Artes Mundi Prize was announced today by Karen Mackinnon, Artes Mundi’s Director & Curator. It includes outstanding artists from eight countries: Carlos Bunga (Portugal), Karen Mirza and Brad Butler (UK), Omer Fast (Israel), Theaster Gates (USA), Sanja Ivekovi? (Croatia), Ragnar Kjartansson (Iceland), Sharon Lockhart (USA), Renata Lucas (Brazil), and Renzo Martens (The Netherlands).
Karen MacKinnon said, “The selectors for Artes Mundi 6 have chosen an astonishing group of artists from an extensive, worldwide list of nominations. I very much look forward to working with them and to creating an exhibition next October that will give local and international audiences the opportunity to engage with some of today’s most exciting international artists.
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