Artes Mundi 2

11 February
- 18 March 2006

National Museum Cardiff

Taking place in 2006 the second edition, Artes Mundi 2, continued to celebrate visual culture from across the world. Nominations were received from more than 60 countries worldwide. Eight artists were shortlisted for the second Artes Mundi Prize.

Credit: Artes Mundi Wales International Visual Art Prize National Museun of Wales Cardiff UK GB installation by Leandro Erlich



Winner of the Artes Mundi 2 Prize was Finnish artist, Eija-Liisa Ahtila.


Deepak Ananth, Independent curator and Lecturer in Art History at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Caen


Ivo Mesquita, Curator for Projeto Octógono, Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo and Visting Professor, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York


Paolo Colombo, Curator, MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome


Thelma Golden, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, The Studio Museum, Harlem, New York


Gerardo Mosquera, Independent curator and art critic, Havana


Jenni Spencer-Davies, Curator, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea


Eija-Liisa Ahtila

In 2006 Eija-Liisa Ahtila was chosen as the winner of Artes Mundi Prize 2.


Since the early 1990s Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s films and photographs have told stories of human relationships and elementary emotions that lie beneath these concerns: love, anger, jealousy, sexuality and vulnerability.


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Thomas Demand

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Mauricio Dias & Walter Riedweg

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Leandro Erlich

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Subodah Gupta

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Sue Williams

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Wu Chi-Tsung