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2016 Press Releases

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2016 Winner

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aimia are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. Chosen by public vote, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg will receive C$50,000. Runners-up Talia Chetrit (USA), Jimmy Robert (France) and Elizabeth Zvonar (Canada) will each receive $5,000 to support their photography practices.

Rebecca Belmore wins the 2016 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

The award, which is presented annually to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada, includes a $50,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the AGO within two years.

Explore the mystical universe at the AGO this fall with out-of-this-world talks and programs

Supported by Lead Sponsor RBC, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition opens in Toronto on Oct. 22, 2016 and runs to Jan. 29, 2017. Exclusive members’ previews run from Oct.19 – 21, 2016.

New AGO exhibition explores the experimental energy of the Toronto art scene in the 70s and 80s

Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 opens on Sept. 29, 2016 and runs until May 2017, filling the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower.

AGO First Thursdays gets lit this fall with Mykki Blanco, Kardinal Offishall, Witch Prophet and 88 Days of Fortune

TORONTO – The Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) First Thursdays art party series kicks off a new season of performance, live music, talks and interactive installations tomorrow night. Tickets for Septembers First Thursday, featuring musical headliner Mykki Blanco, are on sale now. Tickets for October and November First Thursday will go on sale one week after the previous month’s event, on Sept. 8, 2016, and Oct. 13, 2016, at www.ago.net/FirstThursdays.

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Exhibition Opens at AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aimia are pleased to announce the opening of the internationally recognized Aimia | AGO Photography Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on September 7, 2016. The exhibition will feature the works of four exceptional finalists for the Prize, curated by AGO Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Adelina Vlas. The winner of this unique prize will be chosen entirely by public vote, either in-person at the AGO upon the exhibition’s opening or online at the Prize website from September 14, 2016, to November 27, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be announced November 29, 2016.

AGO to be only Canadian stop for highly anticipated Yayoi Kusama exhibition

Following its debut at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23, 2017, the exhibition will travel to four major museums in the United States and Canada, opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario in March of 2018.

Canadian vocal star Measha Brueggergosman joins dynamic AGO Creative Minds line-up

Four artists, one conversation on this issues of our time and an award-winning soprano make for an unmissable series launch

AGO to host first Canadian solo exhibition devoted to modernist pioneer Florine Stettheimer

Exhibition rediscovers a star of the 20th century modern art movement.

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2016 Shortlist

Four outstanding international artists have been shortlisted for the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant award for photography.

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