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Ontario Association of Art Galleries

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

 

BLG: Spectacle + Problems
Cassandra Getty, Curator and Exhibition Coordinator
Cassandra Getty, BLG, and Ross Bell, Exhibition Designers
Ross Bell (Chief Preparator); Ron Benner, Wyn Geleynse, Robert Osthoff, Matt Trueman, Jeff Willmore, Billy Bert Young; and Janette Cousins Ewan (Art Registrar), Installation Team
Museum London, 2018

Jury Comments:

"The scope and scale of the project were impressive and clearly a major investment on behalf of the gallery."

EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION DE L’ANNÉE: Budget over $50,000

 

The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea
Christine Shaw, Curator and Exhibition Designer
Alison Cooley, Michael DiRisio, Fraser McCallum, Cailitin Sutherland, Matthew Tegel and Joy Xiang (Blackwood Gallery); Lisa Abbot and Diana Suzuki-Bracewall (City of Mississauga), Exhibition Coordinators
Marco Cheuk, Zsolt Cseh, Sam de Lange, Peter Filippou, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Jeff Hunwick, Stephen Kelly, Leah Klein, Gareth Lichty, Shannon Linde, Zhiyang (Jimmy) Mao, Dima Matar, Ian McLaren, Aamna Muzaffar, Laura Pitkanen, Sean Procyk, Vanessa Rieger, Danny Russell, Joe Sellors, Lyndsea Shipway, Michael Steenvoorden, Matthew Smith, Matthew Tegel, Matthew Walker, and David VanVeldhuisen, Installation Team
Christina Battle, Dylan Miner, Tomás Saraceno, Lisa Myers, Eduardo Navarro, Julian Oliver, Pejvak (Felix Kalmenson & Rouzbeh Akhbari), Ed Pien, Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas, Paul Walde, Tania Willard, Jana Winderen, and Xiaojing Yan, Artists
Blackwood Gallery at Southdown Industrial Area with City of Mississauga, 2018

Jury Comments:

"Spectacular and engaging festival with so much public programming. Engaging with an environmental, topical theme. Outside of interior space - engaging with public in multiple ways. The remains after the project are stunning and articulate the project and work."

 

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

Never Never Land
Mona Filip, Curator
Corinne Carlson and Nicholas Fleming, Installation Team
Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Artist
Koffler Gallery, 2019

Jury Comments:

"Excellent presentation of work and timely exposure. Supporting and elevating an artist at a ctitical point in their career."

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

Post Script
Lisa Myers, Curator and Exhibition Designer
Crystal Mowry and Linda Perez, Exhibition Coordinators
Shannon Muegge, Barbara Hobot, Kate Carder Thompson, Linda Perez, Jennifer Bullock, and Sarah M. Beattie, Installation Team
Rebecca Belmore, Susan Blight, Melissa General, and Luke Parnell, Artists
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 2018

Jury Comments:

"Strong statement and stunningly hung and structured. Works respond to the curatorial description with a concise focus."

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

One of These Things is Not Like the Other
Vicky Moufawad-Paul, Curator
Pamila Matharu and Vicky Moufawad-Paul, Exhibition Designers
Alex Nagy, Vicky Moufawad-Paul, Valerie Salveno, and Rebecca McGowan, Installation Team
Pamila Matharu with Sister Co-Resister, Artists
A Space Gallery with Images Festival, 2019

Jury Comments:

"Lots of powerful moments that also spoke as a whole."

 

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

With an instinct for justice
Noa Bronstein, Curator
Noa Bronstein, Shadi Harouni, and Elise Rasmussen, Exhibition Designers
Erin Peck, Exhibition Coordinator
Dax Morrison, Installation Team
Shadi Harouni and Elise Rasmussen, Artists
Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, 2018

Jury Comments:

"Powerful statement of intent and stunning installation. Cleare and compelling relations between the two artists' works."

 

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



Moving through darkness into the clearing
Anik Glaude, Curator, Exhibition Designer, and Exhibition Coordinator
John Abrams and Phil Scott, Installation Team
Greg Staats, F.H. Johnston, F.H. Varley, Arthur Lismer, Franklin Carmichael, and A.J. Casson, Artists
Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 2019

Jury Comments:

"Depth of engagement between Greg Staats and the Group of Seven. Provides broader meanings and questions modernist views. Reveals inherent knowledge rather than imposed knowledge."

 

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

 

The hold: movements in the contemporary collection
Sunny Kerr, Curator
Sunny Kerr and Lisa Figge, Exhibition Designers
Jennifer Nicoll, Exhibition Coordinator
Scott Wallis and Mark Birksted, Installation Team
John Abrams, Stephen Andrews, Shuvinai Ashoona, an unknown Bamana artist, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Shary Boyle, Napoleon Brousseau, Luc Courchesne, John Dickson, Will Gorlitz, Freda Guttman, Geoffrey James, Kingston Residents of the Prison for Women, Jeneen Frei Njootli, William Strang, Jinny Yu, and Natalie Majaba Waldburger, Artists
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2018

Jury Comments:

"Thoughtful and engaging; a new template to share the collection."

 

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FIRST EXHIBITION IN A PUBLIC ART GALLERY

 

Diagrams of Power
Patricio Dávila, Curator and Exhibition Designer
April Xie, Lisa Deanne Smith and Linda Columbus, Exhibition Coordinators
Sayeda Akbary, Setayesh Babaei, Stephanie Caldeira, Linda Columbus, Patricio Dávila, Renzi Guarin, Garth Johnson, Ryan Mason, Jonathan Silveira, Lisa Deanne Smith, and April Xie, Installation Team
Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'études, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz, and Visualizing Impact, Artists
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, 2018


Jury Comments:

"Intellectual rigour and urgent theme."

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

 

Emelie Chhangur and Philip Monk
Migrating the Margins: Circumlocating the Future of the Toronto Art
2019
Art Gallery of York University


 

Jury Comments:

"Inventive, interesting and topical, the essay provides a different framing of Toronto's art history which shies away from identity politics and a politics of representation to offer a much needed counter narrative. It interweaves institutional identity, local community, state policy and a concern for the real work that visual art can do in the wider world."

 

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

 

Suzanne Morrissette
“On Being Illiberal: Indigenous Artists Challenge Western Perceptions of Indigenous Political Knowledge”
From the publication Prefix Photo magazine, Issue 38, November 2018
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art


Jury Comments:

"This essay is thoughtfulm rigorously researched, treats the artwork as seriously as a theoretical text, and offers important new knowledge to the public conversation about Indigenous sovereighty, and the problems of belonging in contemporary Canadian society."

 

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

 

Emelie Chhangur
Communities of Love: Anthony Gebrehiwot (with Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin De Burca)
2018
Art Gallery of York University with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Gallery

Jury Comments:

"The rhythm of this essay is seductive and relentless, matching the tempo of the work and the poetry. For a short text, it is quite robust, giving context about RISE and the communities they are trying to reach, as well as references to theory. This text demonstrates that less can be more in many ways."

 

ART WRITING AWARD/PRIX DU TEXTE SUR L'ART

 

Tanya Lukin Linklater
“The Interlopers, an Exhibition by Mary Anne Barkhouse”
From the publication Mary Anne Barkhouse: The Interlopers, 2018
MacLaren Art Centre


Jury Comments:

"Beautiful and poetic; accessible to so many potential readers at all levels of familiarity with the knowledge and vocabulary. Admirable for its attempt to access an embodied knowledge that is difficult to find in contemporary art contexts. The text's ability to play with temporality is also refreshing. Like a score for listening or seeing it is economical in its form but incredibly effective."

 

PUBLIC PROGRAM AWARD/PRIX DU PROGRAMME PUBLIC

 

RISE/Truth be Told

Emelie Chhangur and Allyson Adley, Public Programmers
Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Duke Redbird, Linell “ES-EF” Roy, Jameel3DN, NamedTobias., Kevin Brathwaite, Shahaddah Jack, Laurette Jack-Ogbonna, David Delisca, Terence Penny, Abdulkadir “Moose” Nur, Borelson, Thunderclaw Robinson, Bidhan Berma, Akeem Raphael, Kareem Bennett, Trevlyn Kennedy, Chantal Rose, Nathan Baya, Gee Soropia, Kwazzi D. Brown, Randell Adjei, Anthony Gebrehiwot, Paul “Ohm” Ohonsi, Nasim Asgari, Timaaj Hassen, Zenab Hassan, Michie Mee, Dynesti Williams, Daniel Burton, Aliyah Suvannah Suviana, Quincy Morales, Joshua “Scribe” Watkis, Nasim Asgari, Timaaj Hassen, and Nathan Baya, Artists
Art Gallery of York University, 2017-2018

Jury Comments:

"Regular program that reached many individuals and involved them within the programming. So much outreach to spoken word poets."

 

EDUCATION AWARD/PRIX DE L'ÉDUCATION

 

AGH Artful Moments

Laurie Kilgour-Walsh, Jocelyn McKeown, Sarah Bennett, Tyler VanHolst and Tara Bursey, with researchers Maureen Montemuro, Janis Humphrey, and Esther Coker, Educators
Anonymous (3), Joan Dale, Nancy Fedoruk, Gerset Francis, Ann Hartnett, Janis Humphrey, Laurel Kruithof, Mary Ann MacNamara, and Jan Wolfe, Artists

Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2018-2019


Jury Comments:

"Excellent outreach programme working with a demographic that is often overlooked."

ART PUBLICATION AWARD/PRIX DE LA PUBLICATION D'ART

 

Migrating the Margins: Circumlocating the Future of the Toronto Art
Michael Maranda, Project Coordinator and Editor
Sameer Farooq, Designer
Emelie Chhangur and Philip Monk, Curators and Writers 
Migrating the Margins, Related Exhibition
Art Book
Art Gallery of York University, 2019


Jury Comments:

"The publication offers rich reproductions of the artworks on view, as well as documentation of public programs (no small feat). The book is well designed and easy to navigate in a way that allows for a fulsome encounter with the exhibition and its multifarious educational and textual components."

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

 

Katharina Tauer, Graphic Designer
The Work of Wind: Land

Blackwood Gallery and K. Verlag

Jury Comments:

"It took design risks which exceeded our expectations. Contemporary infusion in an existing encyclopedia style text book was interesting."

 

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DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Exhibition Catalogue

 

Sameer Farooq, Graphic Designer
Migrating the Margins: Circumlocating the Future of the Toronto Art 
Art Gallery of York University

Jury Comments:

"Great use of different layouts and section dividers to mark different contributions (interviewsm essays, etc.) along with typographic choices that were impactful with great details."

 

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DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Other Publication Design Award

 

Studio Remco van Bladel, Graphic Designer
The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea 
Blackwood Gallery

Jury Comments:

"Forward facing design with a consistent aesthetic that did not feel overdone and including topographical maps and expressive movement of typography."

 

DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Serial Publication Design Award

 

Matthew Hoffman, Graphic Designer
The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge 
Blackwood Gallery

Jury Comments:

"User friendly format and size with a strong editorial feel including good images and good paper choice."

 

PARTNERSHIP AWARD/PRIX DU PARTENAIRE

 

R.I.S.E. Edutainment
Truth Be Told; Rise (experimental film by Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca)
Art Gallery of York University


Jury Comments:

"RISE's support of critical youth outreach and engagement initiatives allowed AGYU to really blur the boundaries between arts education and contemporary art, one of their core institutional commitments. RISE gets it. Arts organizations are eager to expand their audience and need partners who can see beyond convention."

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD/PRIX D’EXCELLENCE POUR L’ENSEMBLE DES RÉALISATIONS

 

Jan Allen
Director
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Jury Comments:

"Throughout her time at the gallery, Ms. Allen has worked tirelessly to grow the organization and raise its profile as a leading art centre. As Director she brought changes that saw sustained financial, operational and programming successes through impressive strategic planning."

 

COLLEAGUE AWARD/PRIX DU COLLEGUE

 

Susan Mok
Chief Financial Officer
Ottawa Art Gallery / Galerie d'art d'Ottawa

Jury Comments:

"The sound management of finances within our field is rarely an accmomplishment that we collectively celebrate. And yet, when an institution is on the cusp of significant change, the stewardship of finances is critical to enabling that change to take root and be sustained. The jurors commend Susan Mok for being that force within the Ottawa Art Gallery."

 

VOLUNTEER AWARD/PRIX DU BÉNÉVOLAT

 

Douglas Davidson
Member, Acquisitions Committee
McMaster Museum of Art
posthumous

Jury Comments:

"Mr. Davidson’s ardent and benevolent voluntary commitment to the growth of a Canadian institution is humbling and inspiring. The McMaster Museum of Art is truly lucky to have had such a staunch and loyal supporter working alongside its staff to make the collection strong and viable for future generations of museum goers."


CHANGEMAKER BIPOC AWARD/LE PRIX DU CHANGEMAKER BIPOC

 

Emelie Chhangur
Interim Director/Curator
Art Gallery of York University

Jury Comments:

"Emelie Chhangur has proven to be a progressive and meaningful relationship builder within institutions and local communities effecting transformational institutional policy and structural changes. Her endurance has ensured longevity in the diverse relationships she has built that are meaningful and clearly impact and connect the local communities."


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