MAC International 2014

MAC International is the MAC's first ever open arts prize, offering professional artists worldwide the opportunity to exhibit in the MAC.

A substantial prize of £20,000 will be awarded to one artist deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the exhibition.  This is the largest art prize in Ireland and one of the few major prizes in the UK.

The exhibition, which runs across all three MAC galleries, will offer you the very best in contemporary visual art across all art forms including sculpture, painting, photography, film, installation and performance.

MAC International will build on the innovative visual art practice built up by the MAC and will offer a similar experience to the Turner Prize in Derry-Londonderry as part of 2013's City of Culture.

A jury of respected international curators have whittled down over 1,000 entries to the final shortlist of exhibiting artists. The winner of the £20k prize will be announced on 30 October at the MAC.

See more details and download our Press Pack

Exhibition runs from

30.10.14 - 18.01.15

Shortlisted Artists

Profile - Andrew Cranston

Andrew Cranston

Glasgow, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Charbel Samuel Aoun

Charbel Samuel Aoun

Fanar, Lebanon Click to view profile
Profile - Cian Donnelly

Cian Donnelly

Rome, Italy Click to view profile
Profile - Colin Darke

Colin Darke

Belfast, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Darek Fortas

Darek Fortas

Dublin, Ireland Click to view profile
Profile - Dougal McKenzie

Dougal McKenzie

Belfast, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Euyoung Hong

Euyoung Hong

Seoul, Korea, Republic of Click to view profile
Profile -  Lenz Geerk

Lenz Geerk

Dusseldorf, Germany Click to view profile
Profile - Grace Ndiritu

Grace Ndiritu

Birmingham, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Hanibal Srouji

Hanibal Srouji

Beirut, Lebanon Click to view profile
Profile - Harri Pälviranta

Harri Pälviranta

Helsinki, Finland Click to view profile
Profile - Jordan Baseman

Jordan Baseman

Glasgow, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Mairéad McClean

Mairéad McClean

London, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Maria McKinney

Maria McKinney

Dublin, Ireland Click to view profile
Profile - Mike Harvey

Mike Harvey

London, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Rolando Vargas

Rolando Vargas

Santa Cruz, United States Click to view profile
Profile - Roxy Walsh

Roxy Walsh

London, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Sally Underwood

Sally Underwood

London, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Salla Tykkä

Salla Tykkä

Helsinki, Finland Click to view profile
Profile - Shelly Nadashi

Shelly Nadashi

Brussels, Belgium Click to view profile
Profile - Steven Baelen

Steven Baelen

Ghent, Belgium Click to view profile
Profile - Tim Ellis

Tim Ellis

London, United Kingdom Click to view profile
Profile - Tsahi Hacmon

Tsahi Hacmon

Tel Aviv, Israel Click to view profile
Profile - Ulf Lundin

Ulf Lundin

Enskede, Sweden Click to view profile
Profile - Zimoun

Zimoun

Bern, Switzerland Click to view profile

Jury

Hugh Mulholland

Hugh Mulholland

Curator, the MAC, Belfast Read more
Francesco Bonami

Francesco Bonami

Artistic Director of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin Read more
Judith Nesbitt

Judith Nesbitt

Head of National and International Partnerships, TATE London Read more