Art Gallery of Alberta

2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art

Call for Submissions

The Art Gallery of Alberta is seeking submissions for the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibition, which will be presented at the Art Gallery of Alberta from January 26 – May 6, 2013.

Download the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art Call for Submissions here >

History of the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art

Since its inception in 1996, the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art has presented new and exciting works by over 130 different Alberta contemporary artists. As the only exhibition of its kind in Canada, the Alberta Biennial has served to promote Alberta artists across the country and brings national attention to Alberta’s art scene.

The Curator of the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art

The Art Gallery of Alberta is pleased to announce that award-winning, Alberta art critic and independent curator, Nancy Tousley, will curate the 8th Alberta Biennial. In March 2011, Tousley received the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts for outstanding contribution and a medal from the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts in 2009. Tousley was the art critic of the Calgary Herald for over 30 years, and has been a contributing editor to Canadian Art Magazine since 1986. Along with her writing, Tousley has curated numerous exhibitions, including: Robert Fried: Prints, Posters and Drawings (1973), The Brooklyn Museum, New York; Image…Word…Sequence: Visual Narratives by Martin Vaughn-James (1975), Art Gallery of Ontario; Prints: Bochner, LeWitt, Mangold, Marden, Martin, Renouf, Rockburn, Ryman (1975-1976), Art Gallery of Ontario; The Berenice Abbott Portfolios (1982), Glenbow Museum; William Perehudoff (1993-1994), Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Welcome to Our World: Contemporary Canadian Folk Art (1996-1997), McMichael Canadian Art, Collection Kleinberg; and Carol Wainio: Persistent Images (1998-1999), Art Gallery of York University, Toronto.

The Submission Process

As with all past Alberta Biennial exhibitions, the curatorial selection process commences with a public Call for Submissions to resident Alberta artists. Submissions should include: a curriculum vitae; a brief artist’s statement; a CD with a maximum of 20 images f of recent work, formatted as a PowerPoint presentation (with artist’s name, title, media and date of work clearly indicated for each image) or a maximum of 3 videos or DVDs for media or time-based work; and a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage for return delivery if required.

Submissions should be sent to: Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2013
Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 2C1
Submission Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 1, 2011

For on-line information please visit: www.youraga.ca

E-mail inquiries may be addressed to: info@youraga.ca


The 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art will be presented by ATB Financial as part of a five-year partnership with the AGA that began in 2010.