Lebanese Artist Mounira Al Solh Is Nominated For The Artes Mundi Prize

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United Kingdom’s leading biennial exhibition and international contemporary art prize, Artes Mundi, announced 7 shortlisted international contemporary visual artists and 5 venue partners for its 10th-anniversary edition. 

As a cultural exchange provider between the UK and international communities, Artes Mundi is now organizing a major biennial exhibition of international contemporary artists.

Among the artists coming from Thailand, UK, Kuwait, USA, Bougainville, and Vietnam, Lebanon was also present with the nomination of the Lebanese-born Mounira Al Solh

The work of Mounira Al Solh will be featured in the biennial exhibition AM10, which will be held from October 2023 to March 2024 with the winner receiving a £40,000 (approx. $50,061) Artes Mundi Prize.

The Artes Mundi Prize is considered to be the UK’s leading contemporary art prize. Additionally, the AM10 will be presented at multiple venues across Wales for the first time.

Art Institute Chicago, 2018

Based in the Netherlands, Mounira Al Solh reflects in her art on feminist issues through drawing, painting, embroidery, performance, and video installation.

Al Solh had previously participated in Documenta 14, in the Okwui Enwezor curated exhibit of the 2015 Venice Biennale, and in the Lebanese pavilion of the 2007 Biennale.

She was also nominated for the 2009 Dutch Volkskrant award and the 2015 Abraaj Group Art Prize in Dubai. Her art is widely exhibited by Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Beirut.