Nicole Gingras, a part-time Fine Arts faculty member, has received the 2012 Hnatyshyn
Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art.
$15,000, mid-career award recognizes the role Gingras, BFA 86, has played at
both the national and international levels in promoting awareness and
understanding of experimental practices in photography, film, video and
sound art. She has worked independently and with galleries, museums,
artist-run centres and festivals as a curator, writer, programmer and
filmmaker. She was recently appointed general and artistic director of
La Biennale de Montreal, which will take place in 2013.
Gingras' active engagement with new art, her energy, and her
intellectual rigour have enabled her to sustain a practice devoted
mainly to new and relatively unexplored areas of contemporary art," the
jury noted. "As an independent curator, her practice is subject to many
of the same risks and uncertainties as those of the artists she works
with, while it demonstrates a versatility that has allowed her to use
this fluid institutional context to great advantage."
The award will be presented at a public gala on November 19 at the Musée des beaux-arts. Related link