Plancha by Mexican artist Teresa Margolles
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Artes Mundi prize won by Teresa Margolles, Mexican artist

A Mexican artist has won £40,000 after being named winner of this year's Artes Mundi prize for contemporary art.

Teresa Margolles was chosen from a shortlist of seven, and was presented by her prize by First Minister Carwyn Jones at Cardiff's National Museum.

Judges said they were struck by the "visceral power and urgency" of two works she submitted for the UK's largest largest arts cash prize.

Karen MacKinnon, curator at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea and one of the judges, explains more about the winner's work to Bethan Rhys Roberts on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 30 Nov 2012