Last updated: 08 October 2009
The third Artes Mundi prize was won by Indian artist NS Harsha, who was awarded £40,000.
The shortlisted artists in 2008 were:
- Lida Abdul (based in Kabul and California)
- Vasco Araújo (lives and works in Lisbon)
- Mircea Cantor (lives in Romania and Paris)
- Dalziel and Scullion (artist duo based in Scotland)
- NS Harsha (lives and works in Mysore, India)
- Abdoulaye Konaté (based in Bamoko, Mali)
- Susan Norrie (based in Sydney, Australia)
- Rosângela Rennó (lives and works in Rio de Janeiro).
The selected artists' work debated many of today's big issues. Man's destruction of the environment, AIDS' destruction of man and the problems of marginalised societies were just three of the issues reflected upon.
The Artes Mundi 3 Exhibition opened on 15 March 2008 at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff.
Read more on the competition, exhibition and prize, or explore the work of 2008's shortlisted artists.
Afghan artist fusing Western formalism with aesthetic traditions.
Exploring notions of community and marginality.
Romanian artist using multi-sensory techniques to amplify his work's emotional resonance.
Scottish artists who question people's experience in the living world.
Indian artist creating paints, large scale installations and community projects.
Malian artist whose work is a powerful commentary on political and environmental affairs.
Australian artist who has worked on environmental themes for over two decades.
Brazilian artist creating novel and transformative photographic productions.