National Gallery of Canada has, in partnership with Sobey Art Award Foundation, announced the Artists that are shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award ceremony’s 2019 edition. As you might be aware, Sobey Art Awards are presented annually to Artists based in Canada who are aged 40 or younger.
We also have the five finalists for the Sobey Art Award 2019 edition who will represent the 5 geographic locations of Canada namely Québec, Ontario, Atlantic, the Prairies and the North and the West Coast and the Yukon
Representing Canada from the Prairies and the North is D’Arcy Wilson. Canada’s Québec region is represented by Nicolas Grenier whereas Stephanie Comilang represents Canada’s Ontario. Kablusiak represents the Prairies and the North whereas Anne Low is representing the West Coast and the Yukon.
These artists who are shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award 2019 Edition will have their arts exhibited at Art Gallery of Alberta on October 5 while the Sobey Art Award 2019 winner will be announced on November 15. The winner of Sobey Art Award 2019 will win 100,000 Canadian Dollars. The four finalists at the Sobey Art Award will be awarded 25,000 Canadian Dollars each whereas the artists from the long list will receive 2,000 Canadian Dollars each.
The jury for the Sobey Art Award 2019 is chaired by the senior curator of comtemporary art at National Gallery of Canada, Josée Drouin-Brisebois and the jury includes Peter Dykhuis who is the director and curator at Dalhousie Art Gallery along with Jo-Ann Kane, curator at the National Bank Collection. Swapnaa Tamhane is also part of the Jury who is an independent curator, artist, and writer as well as curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Lindsey Sharman.
To complete the jury, Nigel Prince who is the departing executive director of the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancourver as well as Henriette Bretton-Meyer who curates at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. It is worth noting that Nigel Prince will take up the post of director of Artes Mundi International Visual Arts Exhibition and Prize in the UK in the month of September this year.