The Sobey Art Foundation and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia announce the longlist for the 2015 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent contemporary art award.
Each year the Sobey Art Award is awarded to a visual artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. The 2015 Curatorial Panel has announced that the 25 artists vying for the combined $100,000 in prize money for the 2015 Sobey Art Award are:
Tiziana La Melia
Prairies and the North
Jason de Haan
Sarah Anne Johnson
Sophie Bélair Clément
Yannick Desranleau & Chloe Lum (Seripop)
Jacqueline Huang Nguyen
Detailed biographical information on the 25 longlisted artists and members of the Curatorial Panel is available at www.sobeyartaward.ca
Sarah Fillmore Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Curator, Sobey Art Award says:
“Contemporary art curators and professionals from across Canada have offered the 2015 Sobey Art Award curatorial panel excellent options for the longlist. This list is the result of considerable deliberation by some of Canada’s most outstanding curators. I thank the nominators and artists whose participation in this process gives Canadians the most enticing annual peek at the future of contemporary Canadian art around the world.”
The members of the 2015 Curatorial Panel are:
West Coast/Yukon: Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Prairies and the North: Meeka Walsh, independent curator and Editor, Border Crossings magazine
Ontario: Crystal Mowry, Curator, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Québec: Marc Lanctôt, Curator, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal
Atlantic: David Diviney, Curator of Exhibitions, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
This year the Sobey Art Award is delighted to welcome, Josée Drouin Brisebois, Curator of Contemporary Art, at the National Gallery of Canada as a guest curator, representing the pan-national perspective of our Country’s National Gallery.
The 2015 shortlist of the Sobey Art Award will be announced June 3. Work by the shortlisted artists will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, beginning September 26, with the winner being announced at a Gala event in October.
Report courtesy Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.