– 18 March 2006

National Museum Cardiff

Latin for ‘arts of the world’ as a reflection of our focus on social realities, the mission of Artes Mundi is to bring exceptional international art to Wales and to generate unique opportunities for individuals and local communities to engage creatively with the urgent issues of our time in ways which resonate with us all. We are committed to stimulating dialogue and debates, internationally and locally, that develop greater understanding of ourselves, of others, and of the relations between familiar and distant cultures.


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