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2011 Nominees

Elaine Stocki (Canada)

Elaine Stocki (Canadian), Balcony, 2009, chromogenic print, 66 x 66 cm. Courtesy of the artist © 2011 Elaine Stocki

Stocki was raised in Winnipeg, Canada. She earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Manitoba (Bachelor of Science and Fine Arts) before completing her Master’s degree in Photography at Yale University (2009). Elaine has exhibited at the Deutsche Guggenheim (Berlin) and Zach Feuer (New York). She divides her time between Brooklyn, New York and Winnipeg, Canada.

Nandini Valli (India)

Nandini Valli (Indian), Seated 1, 2006, from the series Definitive Reincarnate, inkjet print on archival paper, 79 x 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai © 2011 Nandini Valli

Born in 1976, Nandini Valli was raised in Chennai, India, where she continues to live. She completed several degrees before entering the field of photography. After an 18-month apprenticeship with a leading commercial photographer in Chennai, Nandini decided to pursue a B.A. Honours in Photography from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK (now known as The Arts University College at Bournemouth). This is where she realized she was more suited to producing art photography as opposed to commercial photography. Her works have been influenced by photographers as diverse as Gregory Crewdson, Tina Barney, Jonathan Torgovnik, Raja Deen Dayal, and Bourne & Shepard. Valli has been showing her work publicly since 2007 and is currently represented by Sakshi Gallery in Mumbai, India.

Althea Thauberger (Canada)

Althea Thauberger (Canadian), Serious, 2003, digital chromogenic print, 28 x 36 cm. Courtesy of the artist ©2011 Althea Thauberger

Althea Thauberger is an artist based in Vancouver. Her internationally produced and exhibited work typically involves interactions with a group or community that result in performances, films, videos, audio recordings and books, and involve sometimes provocative reflections of social, political, institutional and aesthetic power relations. Her work has been presented at the 17th Biennale of Sydney; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Guangzhou Triennial, China; Manifesta 7, Trento, Italy; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery; BAK, Utrecht; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; Singapore History Museum; Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Berkeley Art Museum; Insite, San Diego/Tijuana; White Columns, New York; and Seattle Art Museum.

2011 Jurors