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Artes Mundi announces exhibition dates

Bedwyr Williams
Image caption Bedwyr Williams' has been shortlisted for the Artes Mundi prize

The team behind the UK's largest international visual art prize has released dates for its seventh event.

Established in 2003, Artes Mundi is a biennial exhibition that aims to highlight the best in international contemporary art.

The shortlist of seven international artists includes Bedwyr Williams from Caernarfon, Gwynedd.

The exhibition will run at the National Museum Cardiff and Chapter Arts Centre on 21 October 2016- 26 February 2017.

On 25 January 2017 an international panel of judges will award one of the artists the £40,000 Artes Mundi Prize, the UK's largest cash prize for contemporary art.

The shortlist of seven artists was selected from more than 700 nominations submitted from 90 countries.

It also includes Ghanaian-born British director, writer and theorist John Akomfrah OBE, award winning French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa, California-based artist Amy Franceschini and her collective FutureFarmers, performance artist Nástio Mosquito from Angola, Lebanese artist and filmmaker Lamia Joreige and Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl.

In 2015 the winner, Theaster Gates, chose to split the prize fund equally between the whole shortlist.

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