Joseph Tisiga – 2020 Sobey Art Award
Bradley Ertaskiran is happy to announce that Joseph Tisiga is a recipient of the 2020 Sobey Art Award.
Sobey Art Award – AboutNational Gallery of Canada
Presented annually, the Sobey Art Award celebrates some of our country’s most exciting young artists and provides them with significant financial support.
Since it was created in 2001, the Sobey Art Award has had an undeniable impact on the careers of young Canadian contemporary artists. Within little more than a decade, the award and its attendant publicity have also boosted awareness of contemporary art in Canada and further afield.
Conventionally, each year a panel of curatorial advisors consisting of a noted gallery representative in each of five different regions — the West Coast and the Yukon, the Prairies and the North, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces — and an international juror, develops a longlist of 25 Canadian artists (five from each region). The panel then meets and chooses its shortlist, with one finalist from each region.
In 2020, these 25 exceptional Canadian artists will be awarded $25,000 (CAD) each. The National Gallery of Canada and the Sobey Art Foundation’s commitment is to return to a juried annual award as soon as public health guidelines enable us to do so, but for this year the shortlist artists exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, the winners’ announcement gala, and the international residencies program have been suspended.