Aaron Jones, Untitled, 2019, from the exhibition Closed Fist, Open Palm at Zalucky Contemporary, 2020. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Zalucky Contemporary.
The Gattuso Prize is a $5,000 award given to artists for an outstanding exhibition in the Festival’s Juried Call program.
Due to COVID-19, the criteria for jurying the 2020 and 2021 Gattuso Prize was adapted to reflect the fact that many exhibitions have been postponed, cancelled, or presented online. The jury bases their decision on the conceptual and technical excellence of the artist’s body of work.
CONTACT’s Juried Call Exhibitions, selected to be part of the Festival through a submission process, are independently organized by artists, venues, and organizations across the city.
CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the generous support and contributions of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso. The Foundation demonstrates strong leadership and influences innovation across all charitable sectors in Canada including health care, culture and the arts.
Aaron Jones, Closed Fist, Open Palm, Zalucky Contemporary
Sophie Sabet, I Almost Didn’t Feel You Leave, Bradley Museum
Shadi Harouni and Elise Rasmussen, With an instinct for justice, Doris McCarthy Gallery
Sandra Brewster, It’s all a blur…, Georgia Scherman Projects
Lee Henderson, Never Letting Us Take Breath, Zalucky Contemporary
Jimmy Limit, Surplus, Clint Roenisch Gallery
Nadia Belerique, Have You Seen This Man, Daniel Faria Gallery
Marlene Creates, selected works from 30 years, 1982-2012, Paul Petro Contemporary Art
Lise Beaudry, Sur la glace / Walking on Ice, Art Gallery Of Mississauga
Andrew Wright, CORONAE, Peak Gallery