Calgary-born Owen Kydd is one of four international artists on the short list for this year’s $50,000 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant prize for photography.
Kydd, born in Calgary in 1975, studied in Vancouver and Los Angeles, where he now lives. He calls his work “durational photography” as it involves mounting and framing short video loops in a light-box format.
The four finalists each receive a six-week artist residency in Canada and will present their work in an exhibition opening Sept. 9 at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The winner is chosen by a public vote that begins in September.
The other finalists are Dave Jordano, an American, and Germans Annette Kelm and Hito Steyerl.