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The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) announces the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art Call for Submissions is now open to resident Alberta artists. Details of the call, which closes at 4 pm on Friday, December 13, 2013, can be found at youraga.ca. The exhibition will be on view at the AGA in early 2015.
Initiated in 1996, the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art was one of the first exhibitions of its kind in Canada and hs served to promote Alberta artists across the country and bring national attention to Alberta’s art scene. The Alberta Biennial has showcased new and exciting works by over 145 different Alberta contemporary artists since its inception.
Over the past 17 years, 10 different Canadian curators have played a role in curating the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibitions, bringing a diverse range of perspectives and ideas to the project. For 2015, the AGA’s new Curator, Kristy Trinier, will step into the role. Trinier, who joined the AGA in May 2013, was previously the Public Art Director at the Edmonton Arts Council.
“I am very much looking forward to taking on the role of curator for the Alberta Biennial in 2015”, says Trinier. “It’s an amazing opportunity to explore and present the talent of the artists across this province.”
All resident Alberta artists are eligible to submit works for consideration. Submissions should
include: a curriculum vitae; a brief artist’s statement; a CD with a maximum of 20 images formatted as a PowerPoint presentation of recent work (with artist’s name, title, media and date of work clearly indicated for each image) or a maximum of three videos or DVDs for media or time-based work; and a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage for return delivery if required.
Submissions should be sent directly to the Art Gallery of Alberta by Friday, December 13, 2013 by 4 pm.