Artes Mundi 4

11 March
- 6 June 2010

National Museum Cardiff

From fresco and drawing to photography and film, Artes Mundi 4 in 2010 explored different worlds and experiences through contemporary art. More than 500 nominations were received from over 80 countries from which the eight shortlisted artists were chosen.




Winner of the Artes Mundi 4 Prize was Israeli artist, Yael Bartana.


Viktor Misiano, Independent curator and writer 


Levent Calikoğlu, Chief Curator, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art 


Eugenio Dittborn, Artist, Chile


Hannah Firth, Curator and Head of Visual Arts, Chapter, Cardiff


Sarat Maharaj, Professor of Visual Art & Knowledge Systems, Lund University & the Malmo Art Academies, Sweden


Adam Szymczyk, Director, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland


Octavio Zaya, Independent curator and writer


Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana was the winner of the Artes Mundi 4 Prize.

Credit: Prize 4, artist portraits

Bartana uses photography, moving image, sound and installation to create complex visualisations that encompass documentary, simulation and reenactment to examine the relationship of the individual within societal structures.


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Fernando Bryce

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Ergin Çavuşoğlu

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Olga Chernysheva

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Chen Chieh-Jen

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Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev

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Adrian Paci