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Sobey Art Award announces shortlist for leading national prize


The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada have announced the five artists shortlisted for the 2022 Sobey Art Award from across the five regions of Canada:

  • Atlantic: Tyshan Wright 
  • Quebec: Stanley Février 
  • Ontario: Azza El Siddique 
  • Prairies & North: Divya Mehra 
  • West Coast & Yukon: Krystle Silverfox 

The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony at the National Gallery of Canada this Fall. Founded in 2002, the Sobey Art Award is funded by the Sobey Art Foundation and organized and presented by the National Gallery of Canada. The award propels the careers of artists through financial support and recognition in Canada and beyond. 

The 2022 award structure, totalling $400,000, is as follows:

  • $100,000 to the overall winner
  • $25,000 to each of the four shortlisted finalists
  • $10,000 to each of the 20 longlisted finalists

An independent jury consisting of curators from five regions (Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and the North, and the West Coast and Yukon), as well an international juror, oversaw the longlist selection process and continued to participate in deliberations to select this shortlist.

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