29 November 2012
Last updated at 14:22
The Artes Mundi prize is awarded in Cardiff at the end of November. The shortlist includes Swedish artist Miriam Bäckström, who started as a conceptual photographer in the 1990’s, best known for her images of empty interiors which tell a story in the absence of the individual.
The Stockholm-based artist presented a tapestry Smile as if we have already won, which greets visitors to the exhibition at National Museum Wales
Cuban artist Tania Bruguera took her art out into the city to present her Immigrant Respect Campaign, as part of her long-term New York-based art project, Immigrant Movement International (2010-2015).
British but Berlin-based artist Phil Collins explores performance-based and conceptual approaches to video and photography
Part of his work was based in a caravan in the city, while there is a slideshow of images of people's own photos tracing life from birth, marriage through to death, in National Museum Wales
Indian artist Sheela Gowda’s large-scale abstract sculpture, Kagebangara, includes tar drums, sourced from Indian road workers, alongside yellow and blue plastic tarpaulin
Gowda lives and works in Bangalore, originally training as a painter before developing more in sculpture and installation since the 1990s
Mexican artist Teresa Margolles graduated with a diploma in forensic medicine and her work in Cardiff is influenced by the mortuary
In Plancha, water which has been used to cleanse dead bodies in the morgue drips from the ceiling onto hotplates
Lithuanian artist Darius Mikšys presents a new work, The Code, based on items in the National Museum Wales' own collections
He used search terms, taken from the Artes Mundi exhibition catalogue, to choose items from the museum database and arrange artefacts in a room
Slovenian architect and visual artist Apolonija Šušteršič took the history of the Cardiff Bay Barrage as her inspiration
Politics "In Space"/Tiger Bay Project, draws on interviews and archive from the barrage project. All entries are on show at National Museum Wales, Cardiff until 12 January