CONTACT will once again host an exhibition of work by the New Generation Photography Award recipients organized by the National Gallery of Canada in partnership with Scotiabank. The award recognizes outstanding photographic work by three emerging Canadian lens-based artists, age 35 and under. The 2022 winners will be announced in February 2022. CONTACT will also celebrate The Prefix Prize, an annual award designed to honour artists of any nationality at any stage of their careers who have yet to receive the recognition they deserve. Launched in 2021, the prize consists of an exhibition, a publication, and a cash award.
Preliminary List of Partners
CONTACT’s 2022 program of Exhibitions and Public Installations is developed through collaborations with partners across Toronto, including: A Space Gallery; Aga Khan Museum + Park; Allied Properties; Art Gallery of Ontario; ArtworxTO; Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022; BAND Gallery; The Bentway Conservancy; Brookfield Place; City of Toronto; Critical Distance Centre for Curators; Doris McCarthy Gallery; Evergreen Brick Works; Gallery 44; Gallery TPW; Goethe Air Space; Harbour Square Park; Harbourfront Centre; John B. Aird Gallery; Koffler Gallery; McMichael Canadian Art Collection; Mercer Union; Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA); Onsite Gallery; Pattison Outdoor Advertising; Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery; Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art; Ryerson Image Centre; Ryerson University; St. Lawrence Market; Textile Museum of Canada; Trinity Square Video; Waterfront Toronto; The Westin Harbour Castle; and Yonge-Dundas Square. Additional partners will be announced in the coming months.
CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Toronto, Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in Canada, Destination Toronto, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Partners in Art, and all funders, donors, and program partners.
About Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
CONTACT fosters and celebrates the art and profession of photography with its annual Festival across greater Toronto in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. CONTACT presents lens-based works by acclaimed and emerging artists, documentary photographers, and photojournalists from Canada and around the world. The curated program of primary exhibitions of works by local and international artists including collaborations with major museums, galleries, and artist-run centers, and site-specific public art projects are the core of the Festival. These are cultivated through partnerships, commissions, and new discoveries, framing the cultural, social, and political events of our times. CONTACT normally presents a wide range of programs including a book fair, lectures, talks, panels, workshops, and symposia during the Festival and hosts exhibitions and programs at its Gallery throughout the year. Given potential COVID restrictions, the Festival may have to curtail some of their in-person programming in 2022. Please check the CONTACT website for updates
CONTACT, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997, is generously supported by its title sponsor Scotiabank, and Scotia Wealth Management, as well as 3M Canada, Beyond Digital Imaging, BIG Digital, Four By Eight Signs, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Steam Whistle, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, and Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers. Media Sponsors: Artnet, Art Daily, Art Papers, Aperture, blogTO, British Journal of Photography, CBC Toronto, Contemporary And, Hyperallergic, Momus, NOW Magazine, and The Globe and Mail.
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