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News / April 16, 2019

25 Artists Longlisted for Sobey Art Award

A top prize of $100,000 will awarded to the winner on November 15 at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton
Installation view of Caroline Monnet’s <em>Proximal I, II, III, IV, V </em>(2018) and <em>Transatlantic </em>(2018) at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.  Image courtesy the artist. Photo: Rita Taylor. Installation view of Caroline Monnet’s Proximal I, II, III, IV, V (2018) and Transatlantic (2018) at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Image courtesy the artist. Photo: Rita Taylor.

This morning, 25 Canadian artists were longlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award.

A top prize of $100,000 will awarded to the winner on November 15, and $25,000 to each of four shortlisted artists. One shortlisted artist will also receive a residency at Fogo Island Arts.

Each of the 20 longlisted artists who do not proceed to the shortlist—which is announced June 12—will receive $2,000. Three of the longlisted artists will also be selected to participate in an international residency program of three to six months. An exhibition of the Sobey Art Award finalists will be on view from October 5, 2019, to January 5, 2020, at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, where the winner will also be announced in November.

Here are the 25 longlisted artists:

ATLANTIC REGION

Philippa Jones
Eleanor King
Logan MacDonald
Ericka Walker
D’Arcy Wilson

QUÉBEC REGION

Marie-Michelle Deschamps
Nicolas Grenier
Caroline Monnet
Celia Perrin Sidarous
Sabrina Ratté

ONTARIO REGION

Stephanie Comilang
Patrick Cruz
Brendan Fernandes
Laurie Kang
Erdem Taşdelen

PRAIRIES & NORTH REGION

Alana Bartol
Catherine Blackburn
Kablusiak
Curtis Talwst Santiago
The Ephemerals

WEST COAST & YUKON REGION

Andrew Dadson
Rochelle Goldberg
Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill
Anne Low
Carmen Papalia

The artists were chosen by a jury consisting of National Gallery of Canada senior curator Josée Drouin-Brisebois; Dalhousie Art Gallery director/curator Peter Dykhuis; National Bank Collection curator Jo-Ann Kane; independent curator, artist and writer Swapnaa Tamhane; Art Gallery of Alberta curator Lindsey Sharman; Contemporary Art Gallery executive director Nigel Prince; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg curator Henriette Bretton-Meyer.