The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is Canada’s largest photography prize and one of the largest art and culture prize programs in the world. The prize awards more than $85,000 CAD in cash prizes directly to artists working in fine art photography each year, and is comprised of an annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), an online exhibition at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com, international artist residencies, public programming, and a national scholarship program.
- The 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize long list will be announced on April 16, 2014.
- The three runners-up each will receive $5000 CAD stipends toward the research and production of new work, and all four artists will receive six-week residencies across Canada designed in collaboration with the AGO to enrich each artist’s respective practice.
Founded in 2007, the Prize was the first major art prize in the world to invite the public to choose its winners.
- The public is invited to vote on the finalists online beginning on August 13, 2014 at the online exhibition at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com.
- The finalists’ (shortlisted artists’) works will be exhibited at the AGO in an exhibition opening on Sept. 3, 2014.
- Also, the public is invited to vote on the finalists inside the exhibition.
- The public vote will decide who wins the $50,000 CAD prize.
For updates on the prize and additional information please visit AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com and follow @AimiaAGOPrize on Twitter.
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Aimia | AGO Photography Prize announces 2014 jury
AGO curator Sophie Hackett leads distinguished panel of jurors that includes Laurie Simmons and Okwui Enwezor
TORONTO — The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is pleased to announce the jury of experts who will award Canada’s largest photography prize this year. Sophie Hackett, associate curator of photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), will lead the 2014 Prize panel which will include luminaries Laurie Simmons, a New York photography and film-based artist, and Okwui Enwezor, director of Munich’s renowned Haus der Kunst.
One of the largest art prize programs in the world, the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize awards more than $85,000 CAD in cash prizes directly to artists working in photography each year, and each year’s winner is chosen by public vote. The Prize program is comprised of an annual exhibition, an online exhibition at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com, fully-funded artist residencies in Canada, public events and a national scholarship program.
“The AGO is committed to fostering an ongoing public dialogue about contemporary photography by connecting people with extraordinary images by Canadian and international artists,” says Matthew Teitelbaum, Director and CEO of the AGO. “We feel privileged to have Aimia as an equal partner in this endeavour, as our organizations share a meaningful passion for the advancement of photography and its artists both in Canada and globally. I’m delighted to welcome such distinguished jury members to this year’s prize, and I look forward to the many exciting moments to come. ”
“The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is a springboard for Canadian and international artists who have shown extraordinary potential in the course of the past five years,” says Vince Timpano, President and CEO of Aimia in Canada. “Aimia is dedicated to supporting a dialogue around contemporary photography by creating platforms for discussion and offering support to help artists achieve their goals.”
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