MOSTYN Open 21

13 Jul 2019 – 27 Oct 2019

Regular hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00

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Wales, United Kingdom


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Selected from over 750 submissions from across the globe, the 21st anniversary edition of this internationally significant exhibition presents over 30 artists working in disciplines including textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and film and video.


David Birkin, Rudi J.L. Bogaerts, John Bourne, Alexandre Camarao, Javier Chozas, Martyn Cross, Eugenia Cuellar, Jessie Edwards-Thomas, Sarah Entwistle, Expanded Eye, Julia R. Gallego, David Garner, Thomas Goddard, Oona Grimes, Georgia Hayes, Nick Hornby, Sooim Jeong, Nancy Jones, Adam Knight, Piotr Krzymowski, James Lewis, Neil McNally, Irene Montemurro, Anna Perach, Jessica Quinn, Ariel Reichman, William Roberts, Samantha Rosenwald, Klara Sedlo, Corinna Spencer, Chris Thompson, Richard Wathen, Paul Yore, Madalina Zaharia

Since its inception in 1989, the MOSTYN Open has functioned as a call-out to artists of any age and location, celebrating the highest calibre of established and emerging artistic practices from across the world. This year, a team of internationally recognised curators selected 34 artists from over 700 applicants, offering an expansive view of global visual art themes and trends. Presenting over 30 contemporary artists, selected from over 750 submissions, working in disciplines including textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and film and video.

MOSTYN Open 21 is a site for artists' works that respond to key personal, political and societal issues related to the contemporary world we live in.

A main cash prize of £10,000 is awarded to a single artist and the Audience Award grants £1,000 to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition. New, for MOSTYN Open 21, the Exhibition Award offers a solo presentation at MOSTYN to the artist that the selectors feel would most benefit at this point in their career.

MOSTYN Open 21 is selected by Jennifer Higgie, (Editorial Director, Frieze Magazine); Katerina Gregos, (Independent Curator, Brussels); Hannah Conroy, (Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London) and Alfredo Cramerotti, (Director, MOSTYN). And the visiting public for the 'Audience Award'.

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