Thursday 20 May 2010, 11:06
Bartana, who was unable to make it to the announcement last night at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, follows in the footsteps of the previous winners NS Harsha, Eija-Liisa Ahtila and inaugural winner Xu Bing.
Detail from Yael Bartana's video installation Mary Koszmary, courtesy the artist.
Professor Sarat Maharaj , who chaired the judging panel, said: "The incredibly high standard of work by the eight shortlisted artists - across painting, photography, film, video, sound, installation and drawing - made the jury's decision a difficult one."
Artes Mundi 4 will remain on display at the National Museum in Cardiff until 6 June 2010.
Browse a photo gallery featuring works of all the shortlisted artists, and read more on the story on BBC Wales News.
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