Artes Mundi

Detail from an image of Yael Bartana's video installation Summer Camp

Last updated: 20 May 2010

The winner of the Artes Mundi 4 prize is Yael Bartana - read more in the Arts blog. The exhibition opened on 11 March 2010 at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff and will run until 6 June 2010. The winner was announced on Wednesday 19 May.

The shortlist for the fourth Artes Mundi prize was announced in October 2009, with artists ranging from Albania, Bulgaria, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Russia and Taiwan in line for the UK's biggest contemporary art prize.

The shortlisted artists for Artes Mundi 4 were:

The selected artists' work cover a broad array of subject matter ranging from aspects of today's globalised society including labour, consumerism, migration, travel and mobility, Israel and the Israeli situation, and the impact of the fall of communism in Kyrgyzstan.

View a photo gallery of selected works by the 2010 shortlisted artists, read more on the competition, exhibition and prize, explore the work of 2010's shortlisted artists and browse the work of previous prizes.


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