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Ontario Association of Art Galleries

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION AND DESIGN/PRIX DU DESIGN ET DE L’INSTALLATION DE L'EXPOSITION

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Melissa Bennett Curator, Exhibition Designer
Christine Braun and Lela Radisevic Exhibition Coordinators
Greg Dawe, Paula Esteves Mauro, Tina Destro, Jason Matthews
and John Haney Gallery Installation Team
Nadia Belerique (Toronto), Jessica Eaton (Montreal),
Olafur Eliasson (Berlin), Dorian FitzGerald (Toronto),
Hadley+Maxwell (Berlin), Do Ho Suh (Seoul/London/NYC)  Artists

Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2016

Jury Comments: "This was ambitious and a feat to pull off. The installation design
allowed for audiencesto engage with the work using their senses and memory to
have a full experience. The artworks appeal to the viewer's psychological and
intuitive senses, or memory, with the goal of promoting visual and aural awareness and engagement"
EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION DE L’ANNÉE: Budget over $50,000

Flesh of the World

Amanda Cachia Curator
Amanda Cachia, Barbara Fischer, Ann MacDonald Exhibition Designers
Rebeccia Gimmi Exhibition Programming
Dax Morrison, Erin Peck, Christopher Règimbal Gallery Installation Team
Katherine Araniello, Ingrid Bachmann, Mowry Baden, Louise Bourgeois,
Lisa Bufano, Jason Tschantré, Raphaëlle de Groot, Arseli Dokumaci, Helen,
Dowling, Lindsay Fisher, Erin Gee, Ann Hamilton, Sara Hendren, Wendy Jacob,
Martin Kersels, Noëmi Lakmaier, Tim Lee, Darrin Martin, Bruce Nauman,
Carmen Papalia, Catherine Richards, Stelarc, Aaron Williamson, Alexa Wright
& Arthur Zmijewski Artists

Doris McCarthy Gallery University of Toronto Scarborough in partnership with
University of Toronto Art Centre and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery University of Toronto, 2015

Jury Comments: "A unique and strong curatorial perspective making for an
innovative and thoughtful exhibition"

MONOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION MONOGRAPHIQUE DE L’ANNÉE: Budget over $20,000

Wafaa Bilal: 168.01

Srimoyee Mitra Curator
Srimoyee Mitra, Wafaa Bilal Exhibition Designers
Nicole McCabe Exhibition Coordinators
Stephen Nilsson, Katie Whitehead, George Rizok Gallery Installation Team
Wafaa Bilal Artist

Art Gallery of Windsor, 2016

Jury Comments: "An important and timeliness exhibition and in particular that the books will return to Baghdad and fill the library again. It was a beautiful exhibition to view."

 

THEMATIC EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION THÉMATIQUE DE L’ANNÉE: Budget over $20,000

Rocks, Stones and Dust

John G. Hampton Curator
Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Rebecca Gimmi, Maureen Smith, Christopher Régimbal, Marsya Maharani Exhibition Coordinators
Dax Morrison, John Abrams Gallery Installation Team
Michael Belmore, Bonnie Devine, Jimmie Durham, FASTWÜRMS, Jason de Haan, Spring Hurlbut, Kelly Jazvac, Susanne Kriemann, Lindsay Lawson, Nicholas Mangan, Marcelo Moscheta, Kerri Reid, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok and Lawrence Weiner. Artists

Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2015

Jury Comments: "This exhibition has a strong and unique curatorial voice. It is an engaging and challenging approach to exhibition making...we were all inspired"

 


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MONOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION MONOGRAPHIQUE DE L’ANNÉE: Budget under $20,000

Symbols of Endurance

Emelie Chhangur Curator, Exhibition DesignerSuzanne Carte Exhibition Coordinator
Michael Beynon, Carmen Schroder, Joel Cotrill, Ester Simmonds-MacAdam, Aamna Muaffar Gallery Installation Team
Marlon Griffith Artist

Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), 2015

Jury Comments: "Ambitious, boundry pushing, exciting new approach to working with artists and communities and bridging suburban and urban communities."

THEMATIC EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION MONOGRAPHIQUE DE L’ANNÉE: Budget under $20,000

Change Makers

Mandy Salter Curator, Exhibition Designer
Laura Carusi Exhibition Coordinator
Michael Beynon, Van Loc & Shannon LindeGallery Installation Team
Outi Pieski, Wally Dion, Wendy Red Star, Melissa General, Amy Malbeuf, Shuvinai Ashoona, Nicotye Samayualie Artists

Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2016

Jury Comments: "The importance of this exhibition is necessary in moving cultural spaces towards being more inclusive, diverse, and open."

 

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EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION DE L’ANNÉE: Budget under $10,000



Darlene Naponse: bi mookseg | surfacing

Darlene Naponse: bi mookseg | surfacing
Deanna Nebenionquit Curator, Exhibition Designer, & Exhibition Coordinator
Deanna Nebenionquit, Dustin Hanninen, and Matthew Albin Gallery Installation Team
Darlene Naponse Artist

Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d’art de Sudbury, 2016

Jury Comments: "A poetic approach to a very loaded subject and the work was well executed."

 

INNOVATION IN COLLECTIONS-BASED EXHIBITON/INNOVATION DANS UNE EXPOSITION D’UNE COLLECTION

Brendan Fernandes: Lost Bodies

Sunny Kerr Curator
Sunny Kerr and Brendan Fernandes Exhibition Designers
Jennifer Nicoll Exhibition Coordinator
Scott Wallis (Preparator) and Mark Birksted (Assistant Preparator) Gallery Installation TeamBrendan Fernandes and Unidentified African Artists Artists

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2016

Jury Comments: "This work is important and challenging for the institution and audience. The work puts forward difficult ideas in a non-linear way and opening up the collection to a wider audience. This exhibition presented a new way to look at the collection that was engaging and responsive."

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FIRST EXHIBITION IN A PUBLIC ART GALLERY

Starry Stairs: Rumball's Atlantis

Vanessa Nicholas Curator
Chris Boni, Vanessa Nicholas Gallery Installation Team
Alma Rumball, Lido Pimienta, Louise Reimer, Kendra Yee Artists

Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), 2016

Jury Comments: "Vanessa Nicholas brings together a selection of works on paper in an interesting way giving a new way to look at the artist. This is a well considered project by an emerging curator."

 

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CURATORIAL ART WRITING/DU TEXTE SUR L'ART DE CONSERVATION: Major Text over 5,000 words

Philip Monk

“Is Toronto Burning? Three Years in the Making (and Unmaking) of the Toronto Art Scene”

Is Toronto Burning? Three Years in the Making (and Unmaking) of the Toronto Art Scene

Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), 2016

Jury Comments: "This text will have staying power and serve to form later conversation which will be both timely and enduring. The work is well researched and articulated, the writing clear and concise and an interesting call to action at the end."

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CURATORIAL ART WRITING/DU TEXTE SUR L'ART DE CONSERVATION: Text 2,000 - 5,000 words

John G. Hampton

“Contemporary Rock Art”
Rocks, Stones and Dust Related Exhibition

Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2015

Jury Comments: "[We] appreciated the well researched and written text lending a nice flow. It's unique, personal, and refreshing."

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CURATORIAL ART WRITING/DU TEXTE SUR L'ART DE CONSERVATION: Short Text under 2,000 words

Ambereen Siddiqui

“Beyond Measure: Domesticating Distance”
Rencontres au sommeRecontres sommet

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2016

Jury Comments: "Ambereen Siddiqui's curatorial text in the publication articulates the dense subject matter and [we] also appreciated the focus on each artist."

 

ART WRITING AWARD/PRIX DU TEXTE SUR L'ART

Bonnie Devine

“Crossing the Shatter Zone”
Border Cultures

Art Gallery of Windsor, 2014

Jury Comments: "Poetic and imaginary...it strengthened the publication and framed the conversation about borders. Hiostorical and a physical journey."

 

 

PUBLIC PROGRAM AWARD/PRIX DU PROGRAMME PUBLIC

Ring of Fire

Emelie Chhangur Curator and Dramaturge
Marlon Griffith Artist and Designers
Duke Redbird, Rose Jacobson Project Mentors Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Picasso Pro, Equal Grounds, Capoeira Angola, the REVERB Spoken Word Poets from Jane-Finch, Malvern, and Regent Park Collaborators
Art Starts, SKETCH, Success Beyond Limits, The Malvern S.P.O.T., COBA, School of the Arts Media Performance & Design, York University Partners

Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), 2015

Jury Comments: "Engaged civic space in really important ways and its support for community participation in real and rigorous ways. This was an inspiring public program and rare in how it invested in communities on a long-term basis and the various communities it reached."

 

 

EDUCATION AWARD/PRIX DE L'ÉDUCATION

Running with Concepts: Geological Edition
In-School Program: Post Secondary

Patricia Corcoran, Kalley Jazvac, Miriam Diamond, Sarah Anne Johnson, Stephen Morris, Anna-Sophie Springer Educators

The pen moves across the earth: it no longer knows what will happen, and the hand that holds it has disappeared Related Exhibition

Christine Shaw Faculty: Patricia Corcoran & Kelly Jazvac, Miriam Diamond, Sarah Anne Johnson, Stephen Morris, Anna-Sophie Springer: Selected Presenters: Nicole Clouston & Quentin Teszeri Karina Irvine, Marc Laflamme, Gwen MacGregor, Meghan Price, Jaclyn Quaresma, Sean Smith, Aislinn Thomas, Man-Yin Tsang, Amanda White: Artists in The pen moves across the earth…. (Associated exhibition)Ismaïl Bahri, Pascal Grandmaison, Sarah Anne Johnson, Tim Knowles, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Kara Uzelman, Robert Wysocki Artists

Blackwood Gallery, 2015

Jury Comments: "This in-school program is impressive and moves beyond traditional boundaries. The program engaged in exchange of ideas and found deep ways to open up the exhibition."

 

ART PUBLICATION AWARD/PRIX DE LA PUBLICATION D'ART

Shary Boyle & Emily Vey Duke: The Illuminations Project

Jon Davies Project Curator
Shary Boyle & Emily Vey Duke Writers, Artists

Oakville Galleries, 2015

Jury Comments: "This is more than a book, it is experiential and the approach is appreciated."

 

 

Border Cultures

Srimoyee Mitra Curator, Project Coordinator, Editor, Writer

Bonnie Devine, Lee Rodney, Mike Marcon, Michael Darroch, Christopher McNamara, Dylan Miner, Iftikhar Dadi, Martha Rosler and Mariam Ghani Writers

Black Dog Publishing Designer

Part One: Broken City Lab (Canada), Campus in Camps (Palestine), Iftikhar and Elizabeth Dadi (USA), Willie Doherty (Ireland), Marcos Ramirez Erre (Mexico/USA) Sanaz Mazinani (Canada), Christopher McNamara (Canada/USA), Dylan Miner (USA/Canada), Ed Pien (Canada), Leila Sujir/Maria Lantin (Canada); Part Two: C.A.M.P. (India), Sam Durant (USA), Philip Hoffman and Marian McMahon (Canada), Marisa Jahn (USA), Reena Katz aka Radiodress (Canada), Margareta Kern (UK), Kero and Annie Hall (Canada), Vince Kogut (Canada), Min Sook, Lee and Deborah Barndt (Canada), Ken Lum (Canada), Dylan Miner (Métis), Precarious Workers Brigade (UK), Martha Rosler (USA), Andrea Slavik (Canada), David Taylor (USA); Part Three: Bambitchell (Canada), Yto Barrada (Morocco / France), Patrick Beaulieu (Canada), Rebecca Belmore (Canada), Mahwish Chishty (Pakistan / USA), Harun Farocki (Germany), Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani (Afghanistan / India / USA), Tory James and Alex McKay (Canada), Shelagh Keeley (Canada), Osman Khan (USA), Evan Lee (Canada), Victoria Lomasko (Russia), Dylan Miner (Métis), Trevor Paglen (USA), Camal Pirbhai and Camille Turner (Canada), Tazeen Qayyum (Canada / Pakistan), José Seoane (Canada / Cuba), Charles Stankievech (Canada), Hito Steyerl (Germany), Syrus Marcus Ware (Canada / USA), Tintin Wulia (Australia / Bali) Artists

Art Gallery of Windsor, 2015

Jury Comments: "Borders continue to be an ongoing concern as in the indigenous legacy and Canada-US border and how we move and negotiate between them. The publication does justice to the conversations about Borders."

 

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DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Art Book/Livre d’art

Matthew Hoffman

Volumes

Blackwood Gallery in partnership with the Art Gallery of Alberta, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Mackenzie Art Gallery & SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2015

Jury Comments: "The beautiful cover and use of colour and the element of exploration stood out. The book looks like an object and it is a concept taken to a new level."

 

 

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DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Exhibition Catalogue

Kathe Gray

Jane Buyers: Gather…Arrange…Maintain

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and Museum London, 2015

Jury Comments: "The use of material is brilliant, great structure with considered combination of paper and signatures and incredible attention to detail."

 

DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Identity Renewal

Underline Studio: Art Museum at the University of Toronto

Underline Studio: Claire Dawson, Fidel Peña, Kristin Germain O'Donnell, Mark Neil Balson, Cameron McKague, Yosub Jack Choi, Greg Higgison

New Look, New Name for the Art Museum at the University of Toronto

Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2016

Jury Comments: "Makes excellent use of colour, with a clean and disciplined approach to typography giving it a timeless quality."

 


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DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Other Exhibition or Gallery Publication

Underline Studio:

Derek Sullivan: The Missing Novella

Oakville Galleries, 2015

Jury Comments: "Its beautiful typography and thoughtfulness in composition. As well it is an imaginative use of the medium in relation to the content."

 

DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Digital Project

Studio Blackwell

The Artist Herself: Web Resource

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2015

Jury Comments: "A great use of the medium to tell the story and great use of colour along with an intuitive, interactive interface."

 


DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Budget under $1,500

Brett Ramsay

Starry Stairs: Alma Rumball’s Atlantis

Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) at the Gales Gallery, 2016

Jury Comments: "A lovely and intimate reading experience. The lovely monotone pink approach and the urgent feel it gives to the piece.'

 


PARTNERSHIP AWARD/PRIX DU PARTENAIRE

Le pARTy Art Auction 2015

The Ottawa Mission

Le pARTy Art Auction 2015

The Ottawa Art Gallery, 2015

In 2015, as a community partner for the Ottawa Art Gallery's fundraiser Le pARTy Art Auction, the Ottawa Mission's Food Services program provided delicious food to 350 guests. This support ensured a successful fundraiser. Since Le pARTy event the partnership between the Ottawa Art gallery and the Ottawa Mission has grown and monthly art therapy drop-in workshops are offered free of charge to the Mission's clients.

Jury Comments: "This partnership serves a demographic that does not often feel welcomed or engaged at a gallery. This type of partnership and the role of the gallery in contributing to social factors in a community are going to increase and become more common."


COLLEAGUE AWARD/PRIX DU COLLEGUE

Jennifer Nicoll

Collections Manager/Exhibition Coordinator

9 Years of Service

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Jury Comments: "[We] recognize Jennifer Nicoll for the breadth and depth of her engagement across different projects at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre during the last nine years. It is not easy to champion the cause of digitization and the role of a collections manager does not often receive much recognition, but Jennifer's work in this area accmomplishes much for the future of the Agnes through improvements to collection maintenance and storage, and increasing public access to the collection. [We] are awed at the sheet number of shipments Jennifer oversees annually, and acknowledge the amount of work involved in negotiating each one. This work is invisible to many outside of the field, yet it is integral to the success of gallery programming. Her mentorship of sutdent interns represents a significant investment in a new generation of workers in the field. The passion Jennifer brings to this position is priceless."

 


VOLUNTEER AWARD/PRIX DU BÉNÉVOLAT

Mignon (Molly) Briggs

50 Years of Service

Gallery President (1983-1985)

Volunteer Chair (2012-2014)

Art Gallery of Windsor

Molly's history as a v olunteer with the Art Gallery of Windsor is certainly representative of a generation of volunteers who gave their all to having a cultural institution such as a gallery in their community.

Jury Comments: "We were in awe as Director Catherine Mastin lists [Molly's] accomplishments within her 50 years of service to the Art Gallery of Windsor. She has seen the Gallery through many transitions and is described as being unwavering through it all. Her contribution and dedication to the institituion has been truly remarkable. She is an amazing example of essential service provided by volunteers."

 


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