Iqaluit-based Inuk artist shortlisted for $25K Sobey Prize

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Imagine it: by the fall, people could be inside an actual museum viewing the work of this year’s Sobey Art Award finalists.

The competition is considered to be one of Canada’s top honours in contemporary art, with past winners including Annie Pootoogook (2006), Kapwani Kiwanga (2018) and Stephanie Comilang (2019). And the short list for the 2021 prize was announced earlier today by the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada, the latter of which will open an exhibition in October featuring work by nominees.

The artists represent five regions across the country. They are:

Rémi Belliveau. Passe-Pierre (detail), 2017. Public intervention, costume, kiosk, T-shirts and salted herbs.

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