We are pleased to announce the selected artists for MOSTYN Open 21 exhibition, showing from 13th July - 27th October 2019.
We would like to thank everyone who applied. The standard and variety of work submitted was very high, with over 750 submissions from artists worldwide.
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
The selection of artists represents the continued rise of the gallery's international profile with participants located in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Spain, USA and Australia.
Disciplines include textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and film and video.
Since its inception in 1989, the MOSTYN Open has nurtured and presented the talent of established and emergent contemporary artists internationally. The exhibition of selected works takes place at MOSTYN, with a cash prize of £10,000 awarded to a single artist or collective. In addition, the 'Audience Award' grants a cash prize of £1,000 to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition. New, for MOSTYN Open 21, the 'Exhibition Award' will award an exhibition at MOSTYN to the artist/collective that the selectors feel would most benefit at this point in their career.
The winners of the £10,000 MOSTYN Open prize and the 'Exhibition Award' will be announced at the exhibition opening event at MOSTYN, Wales UK on Saturday 13 July 2019.
The £1,000 'Audience Award' will be announced soon after voting closes on Sunday 20 October 2019.
The selectors for MOSTYN Open 21 were: Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director, Frieze, London; Katerina Gregos, Independent Curator, Brussels; Hannah Conroy, Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN. And of course, the visiting public for the 'Audience Award'.
Hannah Conroy, MOSTYN Open selector and Guest Curator said:
It was a real pleasure to work with the panel to select the 21st Open exhibition. The quality of submissions, with artists from all over the world, was really high and this made the selection process an exciting challenge. It's quite fitting that the 21st anniversary edition will be a celebration of such a variety of art forms. I'm looking forward to realising an exhibition that will be both playful and a little unexpected.
Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, said:
I’m delighted to see such diverse and excellent artistic practices making the ‘final cut’ of the 21st MOSTYN Open. This edition promises to appeal to the senses, and to the intellect, of our audiences.