Artes Mundi 1

7 February
- 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.

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Winner of the Artes Mundi 1 Prize was Chinese artist, Xu Bing.

Selectors

Declan McGonagle, Director, City Arts Centre, Dublin
Fumio Nanjo, Deputy Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Judges

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


Prizes

Xu Bing

Xu Bing was the first winner of the Artes Mundi Prize, awarded in 2004.

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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.


Artists

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Janine Antoni

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Xu Bing

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Lee Bul

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Tim Davies

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Jacqueline Fraser

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Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

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Michal Rovner

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Berni Searle

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Fiona Tan

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Kara Walker