Artes Mundi 1
- 18 April 2004
National Museum Cardiff
Initiated to celebrate artists engaging with ideas of the human form or presence and producing work that adds to our understanding of humanity, the first Artes Mundi exhibition took place in 2004. It attracted nominations from more than 60 countries worldwide and two international curators then spent a year visiting exhibitions and studios around the world to make their selection. Ten artists were shortlisted for the first Artes Mundi Prize.
Winner of the Artes Mundi 1 Prize was Chinese artist, Xu Bing.
Declan McGonagle, Director, City Arts Centre, Dublin
Fumio Nanjo, Deputy Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Lisa Corrin, Deputy Director of Art, Seattle Art Museum
Marlene Dumas, Artist, the Netherlands
Okwui Enwezor, Publisher and editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art
Issey Miyake, Artist and designer, Japan
Michael Tooby, Director, National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
Xu Bing was the first winner of the Artes Mundi Prize, awarded in 2004.
Credit: Xu Bing. Photo: Jeff Morgan
Xu Bing (born, China, 1955; lives and works in New York, USA) has a particular interest in how linguistic nuances can affect cultural differences. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale (1993), the Yokohama Triennale (2002) and has also shown at the V&A, London; the Smithsonian Institute, and in Spain, Japan, Australia and South Africa.