press release

October 20, 2023–February 25, 2024

Artes Mundi 10
(AM10)

The AM10 exhibition will comprise significant solo presentations of new and existing work of seven of the world’s most important international contemporary artists.

Rushdi Anwar (Born Kurdistan. Lives and works between Thailand and Australia) exhibiting at The National Museum Cardiff.

Carolina Caycedo (Born UK to Colombian parents. Lives and works in USA) exhibiting at Oriel Davies Gallery and Chapter.

Alia Farid (Born Kuwait. Lives and works between Kuwait City and Puerto Rico) exhibiting at The National Museum Cardiff.

Naomi Rincón Gallardo (Born USA. Lives and works in Mexico) exhibiting at Chapter.

Taloi Havini (Born Bougainville (Nakas/ Hakö tribe. Lives and works in Australia) exhibiting at Mostyn and Chapter.

Nguyễn Trinh Thi (Born and continues to live and work in Vietnam) exhibiting at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Chapter.

Mounira Al Solh (Born Lebanon. Lives and works in Lebanon and The Netherlands) exhibiting at The National Museum Cardiff.

With presenting partner Bagri Foundation, Artes Mundi 10 (AM10), the UK’s leading biennial exhibition and international contemporary art prize, has launched its tenth anniversary edition. Presenting work across five venue partners in Wales for the first time, AM10 features seven international contemporary visual artists and is open until February 25, 2024. The winner of the prestigious 40,000 GBP Artes Mundi Prize—the UK’s largest contemporary art prize—will be announced in January during the exhibition run.

AM10 sees each artist present a major solo project, including new productions, unseen works and several UK premieres. Some artists are presenting across multiple venues, whilst every artist has work at a location in Cardiff.

The artist exhibition locations for AM10 are: Mounira Al Solh, Rushdi Anwar and Alia Farid at National Museum Cardiff (one of the Amgueddfa Cymru—Museum Wales family of museums); Nguyễn Trinh Thi at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and Chapter, Cardiff; Taloi Havini at Mostyn, Llandudno and Chapter, Cardiff; Carolina Caycedo at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown and Chapter, Cardiff; and Naomi Rincón Gallardo at Chapter, Cardiff.

Nigel Prince, Director of Artes Mundi, said: “We are delighted to be presenting a stimulating and thoughtful series of presentations for AM10. Working with each artist and our venue partners, we have been able to present a series of in-depth shows that collectively address issues surrounding land use, territory and displacement through histories of environmental change, conflict and enforced migration, conditions that speak to us all today.”

Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dawn Bowden, said: “On its 10th anniversary edition, I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support Artes Mundi to take the exhibition across Wales for the first time and that it will be presented at five nationwide venues in Cardiff, Swansea, Newtown and Llandudno. The event presents an exciting platform bringing together international artists with local, national and international audiences and communities.”

As an important arbiter of cultural exchange between the UK and international communities, Artes Mundi has built a reputation for bringing together art by some of the most relevant artistic voices engaging with urgent topics of our time. Past editions have seen Artes Mundi work with artists at crucial stages of their careers, often being their first introduction to UK audiences, with many now established figures on the world stage, including Dineo Seshee Bopape, Prabhakar Pachpute, Ragnar Kjartansson, Theaster Gates, John Akomfrah, Teresa Margolles, Xu Bing, and Tania Bruguera.