My nominations for Artes Mundi 8

A few days ago I had the honour and privilege to be invited again to make nominations for the important and prestigious international art award, Artes Mundi, offered every two years by the National Museum Wales, Cardiff.

Catarina Martins McSherry , Marketing and Communications Officer wrote me:

Dear Constantin Severin

Thank you for your nomination for the Artes Mundi 7 Exhibition and Prize which took place in Cardiff from 21/10/2016 to 26/02/2017. The exhibition featured the work of 6 artists: John Akomfrah, Neïl Beloufa, Amy Franceschini/Futurefarmers, Lamia Joreige, Nástio Mosquito and Bedwyr Williams. They were selected by an independent panel of international curators who reviewed over 700 nominations.
On the 26th of January 2017 John Akomfrah was awarded the Artes Mundi 7 Prize (the largest art prize in the UK worth £40,000).
“To speak of these things in this particular moment feels more important than ever.” BBC News
“There is also a dramatically diverse range in this year’s shortlist for Artes Mundi 7.” Telegraph
“The biennial award, held in Cardiff focuses on artists who engage with social and political issues and the human condition.” The Guardian
Artes Mundi 7, National Museum of Wales and Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, review – The Independent
We have now opened the nominations process for the Artes Mundi 8 Exhibition and Prize and would like to invite you to take part once again. To submit a nomination for Artes Mundi 8 please visit our website.
Artes Mundi 8 will take place in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, from late 2018 to early 2019 and the winning artist will receive a prize of 40,000 GBP.

Best wishes
Catarina McSherry

Catarina Martins McSherry | Marketing and Communications Officer

My nominations for Artes Mundi 8 are:

Felix Aftene (Romania):

Alberto D’Assumpcao

Anita Dube (India):

The Romanian visual artist, Mircea Cantor, was nominated in 2008 on the short list.

About Constantin Severin

Constantin Severin ( is a Romanian writer and, as a visual artist, the founder and promoter of the award-winning concept known as archetypal expressionism. He is the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and novels, and his poems have been published by major Romanian and international literary magazines. He is one of the editors of the French cultural magazine Levure littéraire.
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