British artist John Akomfrah uses his work to explore themes of migration and environmental issues, hot topics considering the agenda of some of the world's most powerful politicians today.

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The National Museum Cardiff and the Chapter institution will host the Artes Mundi exhibition until 26th February. Akomfrah's winning pieces is a 40 minute length film, entitled Auto Da Fé. The piece, which is displayed across two screens, addresses mass migration over a period of 400 years.

The piece, although filmed in Barbados, explores mass-migration movements including the current Syrian refugee crisis.

Since the 1980's, Akfomfrah has played an important role in Britain's multicultural art scene. In 1982, he founded the Black Audio Film Collective. For his services to film-making, in 2015 he became an artist trustee of the Tate.

See here for more information on the Artes Mundi Prize and John Akomfrah.

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