press release

Artes Mundi Cardiff International Prizes and Awards

The shortlist for Artes Mundi 8, the UK’s biggest international contemporary art prize, has been announced, with five artists up for the £40,000 award.

The selection was made from over 450 artist nominations from 86 countries. An exhibition of the shortlisted artists’ work will take place in Cardiff next October and the winner of the biennial award will be announced on 24 January 2019.

The shortlisted artists are: Anna Boghiguian (Canada/Egypt), Bouchra Khalili (Morocco/France), Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria), Trevor Paglen (USA) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand).


Artes Mundi is a biennial international Exhibition and Prize, which brings exceptional and challenging international artists to Wales, generating unique opportunities to engage creatively with the urgent issues of our time. Artes Mundi 8 takes place at National Museum Cardiff, October 26, 2018–February 24, 2019.

Artes Mundi is an internationally focused Arts Organisation.
It identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with the human condition, social reality and lived experience and is best known for its biennial international Exhibition and Prize which takes place in Cardiff.