Artes Mundi Prize shortlist revealed

Ten artists from eight countries have been shortlisted for the sixth Artes Mundi Prize, Britain’s largest contemporary art prize. The winner is due to be announced on the 22nd of January 2015 and will be awarded £40,000. An exhibition of shortlisted artists will take place in Wales's National Museum of Art from 25 October 2014 - February 2015. 

Shortlisted artists:
Carlos Bunga (Portugal), Karen Mirza and Brad Butler (UK), Omer Fast (Israel), Theaster Gates (USA), Sanja Iveković (Croatia), Ragnar Kjartansson (Iceland), Sharon Lockhart (USA), Renata Lucas (Brazil), Renzo Martens (The Netherlands).

Carlos Bunga, Mental Space, 2010. Site specific installation at Oficina para Proyectos de Arte (OPA), Guadalajara, Mexico, 2010. Cardboard, packing tape, matt paint and glue. Courtesy of the artist.

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, The Museum of Non Participation, 2011 installation view in The Museum Show at Arnolfini Bristol, 2011-12. Courtesy of the artist and Arnolfini Bristol.

Omer Fast, Five Thousand Feet is the Best, 2011. Digital Video, Colour, Sound, 30 minutes. Edition: 6 (+2 A. P.). Courtesy of the artist.

Theaster Gates, 'My Labor Is My Protest', South Galleries and 9x9x9, White Cube Bermondsey 7 September - 11 November 2012. © Theaster Gates. Photo: Ben Westoby. Courtesy White Cube

Sanja Iveković, "Make-Up", Plate 102. 1979. Magazine page with map pins, 16 1/4 x 15. Collection of the artist.

Ragnar Kjartansson, God, 2007. Video. 30 minute loop. Courtesy of the artist.

Sharon Lockhart, , 2003. 16 mm colour/sound mono. duration 32 min 30 sec. © Sharon Lockhart, 2003. Courtesy of the artist, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

Renata Lucas, Matematica Rapida (Quick Mathematics), 2006. Sidewalk with light posts and sapling ground constructed upon existent sidewalk. Aprox. 150 meters extension. Commissioned work for the 27th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Courtesy of the artist.

Renzo Martens, Episode 3, 2008. pal, 16:9, colour. 90:00. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Fons Welters.