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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2020

GGArts

Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts is a lifetime achievement award recognizing an artist’s career, body of work and contribution to the visual arts, media arts and fine craft (through the Saidye Bronfman Award) in Canada. This year, seven artists and one arts professional are being honoured in recognition of their exceptional careers and remarkable contributions to the visual arts, media arts and fine craft. The 2020 winners are: Deanna Bowen, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Michael Fernandes, Jorge Lozano Lorza, Ken Lum, Anna Torma and Zainub Verjee, who is recognized for her outstanding contribution to the profession.

This exhibition, presented by the AGA in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, presents the work of this year’s award recipients. It is a rare opportunity to see the work of these artists, who live in all parts of Canada, together in one location. The AGA is honoured to have been selected by the Canada Council for the Arts to curate and host the 2020 exhibition.

The Governor General’s Awards were created in 1999 by the Canada Council and the Governor General of Canada to celebrate Canada’s vibrant arts community and recognize remarkable careers in the visual and media arts. Over the last two decades, a total of 170 contemporary visual and media artists, and arts professionals, have been honoured.

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2020 exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Catherine Crowston. Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts

For winner bios in French, please visit fr.ggarts.ca

The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2020 - for the official Award Announcement, click here.

Location
Second floor (2-EFG)
Organized by
  • Art Gallery of Alberta

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.425.5379
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.