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Art Exhibition, Fri 21 Oct 2016 - Sun 26 Feb 2017, free entry

Artes Mundi 7 Exhibition

Artes Mundi 7 Exhibition


Artes Mundi is the UK’s leading international contemporary art prize and an important arbiter of cultural exchange between the UK and the international community. Bringing together a major biennial exhibition of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Artes Mundi 7 promises to be the foremost opportunity to see ground-breaking, international contemporary art in the UK. The shortlist of six artists has been selected from over 700 nominations submitted from 90 countries.

The winner of Artes Mundi 7 will be announced on 26th January 2017, at an awards ceremony at National Museum Cardiff. The winning artist will receive a prize of £40,000, the UK’s largest monetary prize awarded to an artist

Karen MacKinnon, Artes Mundi’s Director and Curator: “Artes Mundi 7 brings together the work of six outstanding international artists. Through their work they examine important global issues such as migration, technology, ecological issues, capitalism and global politics. These artists question what it means to be human in our world and in our time. Whether their works explore the current situation in Angola, fictional future cities, the politics of food production or migration from Syria to Beirut; there is humour, surrealism and provocation. But what connects this diverse exhibition is relevance and urgency, as they comment on and question the spirit of our age.”

In 2016, the biennial exhibition at National Museum Cardiff and Chapter will be the centrepiece of an extended programme beyond that will include a number of locations across the city. In partnership with other organisations, Artes Mundi will present a world-class programme of performance, music, site-specific installations, film, lectures and seminars based around the exhibition and prize, from October to February.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 21 Oct 2016 - Sun 26 Feb 2017


Free entry

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 21 Oct - Sun 26 Feb Artes Mundi 7 Exhibition
Tue 21 - Fri 24 Feb Chinese Legends Family Workshop
Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb Family Half Term Workshops
Sat 21 Jan - Sun 23 Apr Nature’s Song: Chinese Bird and Flower Paintings
Fri 24 Feb February Friday Talks
Wed 1 Mar St David's Day


Artes Mundi

0300 111 2 333


Cathays Park,
CF10 3NP



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Map reference: ST 183769  Lat: 51.48512 Long: -3.17800

Cardiff's Civic Centre, 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. By car - Junction 32 of the M4.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Cardiff Queen Street station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available