BREAKING: ARTES MUNDI partners with BAGRI FOUNDATION to present the 10th and 11th editions of the UK’s biggest international art prize + exhibition

Installation view: Artes Mundi 9 (2021). Foreground: Firelei Báez; background: Prabhakar Pachpute at Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd – National Museum Cardiff. Photography: Stuart Whipps.

It has been announced that the Bagri Foundation will be the presenting partner of Artes Mundi 10 (2023) and Artes Mundi 11 (2025). This collaboration will be the Foundation’s first major partnership in the UK outside of London and marks an important milestone for both organizations.

“As we move forward towards Artes Mundi 10 in Spring / Summer 2023 and Artes Mundi 11 in 2025, this partnership provides us with a significant investment to achieve what we aim to do with and for artists, audiences and artists. communities. We are delighted that the Bagri Foundation is joining us in supporting future exhibitions and awards, providing a range and depth of opportunities accessible to all.

Nigel Prince, director of Artes Mundi

Artes Mundi and the Bagri Foundation share a commitment to support the international practice of contemporary visual arts and to elevate dialogue around the links between local and global issues. This new partnership will deliver an ambitious program focused on the biennial exhibition and the associated award, as well as a public program of conferences, workshops, commissions and other activities for Artes Mundi 10 and Artes Mundi 11.

With the mission of weaving traditional Asian culture with contemporary thought, the Bagri Foundation supports various programs in the fields of cinema, visual arts, music, dance, literature and conferences and offers artists and experts from all over Asia and the diaspora a platform for dialogue on the world organize.

Through extensive programs with the acclaimed biennial exhibition and the UK’s leading international art award located at its heart, Artes Mundi brings together artists, local and international, who reflect on the changing forces shaping our world and our future. . It is through this work that Artes Mundi harnesses the unique power of art to create a space for debate and dialogue on the most important questions of our time and on the relationships between ourselves and familiar cultures and distant.

“We at the Bagri Foundation are delighted to start this journey with Artes Mundi as a presenting partner. The organization’s history of providing a platform for artists working with cross-border and multidisciplinary approaches resonates deeply with the mission of the Foundation. With this partnership, with Artes Mundi, we hope to continue to offer unique opportunities to exceptional voices in contemporary visual art.

Alka bagri, Administrator of the Bagri Foundation

About Artes Mundi
Artes Mundi is the flagship international visual arts organization for Wales based in Cardiff, UK. Created in 2002, Artes Mundi is committed to supporting international contemporary visual artists whose work engages with social reality and lived experience. The Artes Mundi Exhibition and Prize takes place every two years and offers a sustained public program of co-creative partnerships, commissions, community projects and learning, alongside the public exhibition and awards ceremony. Previous winners are: Firelei Báez, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Meiro Koizumi, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Prabhakar Pachpute and Carrie Mae Weems (2021), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2019), John Akomfrah (2017), Theaster Gates (2015), Teresa Margolles (2015), 2013), Yael Bartana (2010), NS Harsha (2008), Eija-Liisa Ahtila (2006) and Xu Bing (2004). Artes Mundi is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, the Welsh government and the Cardiff Council.

About the Bagri Foundation
The Bagri Foundation is a UK registered charity inspired by unique and unexpected ideas that weave the traditional and contemporary of Asian culture. The Foundation, with its roots in education, is driven by curiosity and the desire to learn, and aims to ensure that each project challenges, engages and inspires. Through a diverse program of films, visual arts, music, dance, literature and lectures, the Bagri Foundation offers artists and experts from across Asia and the Diaspora greater visibility on the stage. global. Recent projects include a series of new exterior commissions in partnership with the Hayward Gallery; Tantra: From Enlightenment to Revolution at the British Museum; Anicka Yi at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia; Asia Forum for the Contemporary Art of Global Asias and Nikhil Chopra at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


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