Congratulations to Kapwani Kiwanga, winner of the 2018 Sobey Art Award!
Established in 2002, the Sobey Art Award aims to promote new developments in contemporary Canadian art and provide opportunities for artists, bringing them national and international attention.
This year, a total of $240,000 in prize money was awarded: $100,000 to the overall winner, $25,000 to each of the four shortlisted artists, and $2,000 to each of the remaining twenty longlisted artists. In addition, three nominees from the longlist will take part in international art residencies funded by the Sobey Art Foundation and the Donald R. Sobey Foundation.
Past award recipients include Ursula Johnson, Jeremy Shaw, Brian Jungen, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Annie Pootoogook, Michel de Broin, Tim Lee, David Altmejd, Daniel Barrow, Daniel Young & Christian Giroux, Raphaëlle de Groot, Duane Linklater, Nadia Myre, and Abbas Akhavan.
Meet the 2018 Winner