MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK, offering artists from around the world an opportunity to exhibit at the MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) in Belfast, with a prize of 20,000 GBP awarded to the artist deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the exhibition.
Please note: there is a £20 submission fee to apply.
Now in its fourth edition, MAC International presents a snapshot of the most exciting and ambitions art practices from across the world. Previous recipients of the MAC International Prize of £20k have been;
Mairéad McClean (2014)
Jasmina Cibic (2016)
Nikolaus Gansterer (2018)
MAC International 2020 is now open for submissions.
Deadline for applications is 26 March 2020 midnight (BST).
Link to registration themacinternational.com/register_2020
The judges for MAC International 2020 are:
- Hugh Mulholland
Hugh Mulholland is Senior Curator at the MAC, Belfast a position he has held since 2012. He was previously Director, The Third Space gallery, Belfast (2006 – 2012) and Director of Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (1997 – 2006) and was founding Director of Context Gallery Derry, (now CCA(1992 – 1997)
- Tanya Barson
Tanya Barson was appointed Chief Curator, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, (MACBA) in 2016 immediately prior to this she was Curator of International Art at Tate Modern a position she held 2007. Previously she was Curator of Exhibitions and the Collection at Tate Liverpool (2004 – 2007)
- Nkule Mabaso
Nkule Mabaso is an artist and curator who graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Cape Town in 2011 and received a Masters in Curating from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in 2014. She is currently the Curator at the Michaelis Galleries at the University of Cape Town. Recent projects include the curation of the South Africa Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2019, Venice together with Nomusa Makhubu under the title “The stronger we become”