Alberta represented in 2018 Sobey Art Award longlist nominations

Date: Apr 24, 2018

Alberta born artists Hannah Doerksen and Elif Saydam were both selected for the longlist for the Sobey Art Award. Jordan Bennett (also currently based in Alberta) also made the longlist.

Meet the artists

Hannah Doerksen is a Calgary-based artist who received a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2012. Learn more about Hannah.

Born in Calgary, Elif Saydam is a Turkish-Canadian artist, writer and performer based in Berlin. Learn more about Elif.

Born in Stephenville Crossing Ktaqamkuk and of Mi’kmaq descent, Jordan Bennett’s ongoing practice utilizes painting, sculpture, video, installation and sound to explore land, language, the act of visiting and familial histories. Learn more about Jordan.

About the award

Established in 2002, the Sobey Art Award aims to promote new developments in contemporary Canadian art and provide opportunities for artists, bringing them national and international attention. 

This year, a total of $240,000 in prize money will be awarded: $100,000 to the overall winner, $25,000 to each of the four shortlisted artists, and $2,000 to each of the remaining twenty longlisted artists. In addition, three nominees from the longlist will take part in national and international art residencies funded by the Sobey Art Foundation and the Donald R. Sobey Foundation. 

The Sobey Art Award’s shortlist will be announced May 29, and the winner will be revealed on November 14 at the National Gallery of Canada, which will also host a related exhibition

Explore the full longlist of 25 nominees for the 2018 Sobey Art Award. Congratulations to all the nominees.