Art Gallery of Alberta

Your AGA launches call for submissions for the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art Call for Submissions is now open to resident Alberta artists. The exhibition will be on view at the AGA in early 2015.

Initiated in 1996, the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art was one of the first exhibitions of its kind in Canada and has served to promote Alberta artists across the country and bring national attention to Alberta’s art scene. The Alberta Biennial has showcased new and exciting works by over 145 different Alberta contemporary artists since its inception.

Over the past 17 years, 10 different Canadian curators have played a role in curating the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibitions, bringing a diverse range of perspectives and ideas to the project. For 2015, the AGA’s new Curator, Kristy Trinier, will step into the role. Trinier, who joined the AGA in May 2013, was previously the Public Art Director at the Edmonton Arts Council.

“I am very much looking forward to taking on the role of curator for the Alberta Biennial in 2015”, says Trinier. “It’s an amazing opportunity to explore and present the talent of the artists across this province.”

All resident Alberta artists are eligible to submit works for consideration. Submissions should include: a curriculum vitae; a brief artist’s statement; a CD with a maximum of 20 images formatted as a PowerPoint presentation of recent work (with artist’s name, title, media and date of work clearly indicated for each image) or a maximum of three 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 directly to the Art Gallery of Alberta by Friday, December 13, 2013 by 4 pm. Please visit youraga.ca for more information.

For media information or to coordinate interviews please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist
Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

The Call for Submissions is now closed. We thank all of those who applied; successful applicants will be contacted in the coming weeks.


ABOUT 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 145 Alberta contemporary artists. The Alberta Biennial has served to promote Alberta artists across the country and brings national attention to Alberta’s art scene. The last Alberta Biennial exhibition, entitled The News From Here, was curated by award-winning senior art critic, arts journalist and independent curator, Nancy Tousley and was on view at the AGA from January 26 – May 5, 2013, presented by ATB Financial.

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.