Governor General’s Awards in Visual & Media Arts 2020
October 24, 2020 - February 14, 2021
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.
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.