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Montreal, November 7th, 2019

Unveiling the finalists

The Ville de Montréal and the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) announce the finalists for the Prix Pierre-Ayot and the Prix Louis-Comtois. Congratulations to all nominated artists!
Magda Popeanu, the Ville de Montréal's Executive committee vice-chair and Responsible for culture and Montréal's diversity, unveils the finalists for the Prix Pierre-Ayot and Prix Louis-Comtois. These two awards of excellence, respectively offering a $ 5,000 and $ 7,500 grant to the winner, aim to highlight the potential of a young Montreal-based visual artist and recognize the practice an artist who has distinguished themselves in the field of contemporary art in Montreal during the last fifteen years.
 
"The City is proud to encourage artists, both emerging and well established. Experience shows that this type of recognition has a very tangible impact on the career of the finalists and prize winners. A quick consultation of the list of past nominees is enough to be convinced of it. Recognition of excellence in the visual arts is a priority for the municipal administration. This is an unwavering commitment that fits in with the spirit of our Cultural Development Policy, " said Magda Popeanu.
 
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, December 4th at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
The finalists of the Prix Louis-Comtois

A jury made up of professionals from the visual arts community has selected David Armstrong Six, karen elaine spencer and Milutin Gubash for the Prix Louis-Comtois for mid-career contemporary artists.
Images : 1. David Armstrong Six, Night School (2019) 2. karen elaine spencer, Bread Bed (2006) 3. Milutin Gubash, Birds (2005)
The Prix Louis-Comtois aims to consolidate the recognition of a mid-career artist and to highlight the quality of his or her production in the field of contemporary art in Montreal. The recipient is awarded a $ 7,500 grant and a $ 2,500 budget for the organization of an individual exhibition in Montréal. The City of Montréal also acquires an artwork from the winner for its municipal collection.
The finalists of the Prix Pierre-Ayot

The finalist for the Prix Pierre-Ayot, awarded to an artist with less than 10 years of professional experience in the visual arts, are Caroline Monnet, Guillaume Adjutor Provost and Nadège Grebmeier Forget.
Images : 1. Caroline Monnet, History Shall Speak for Itself (2018) 2. Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Bonne fortune (2016) 3. Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Rendering on View (Betty Rowland Meets Angela Aames) (2017)
The Prix Pierre-Ayot aims to promote excellence among Montreal’s new visual arts creators, to foster the dissemination of the work of young artists in the city’s galleries and artist-run spaces, and to recognize the efforts of presenters to support up-and-coming artists. The recipient is awarded a $ 5,000 grant and a $ 2,500 budget for the organization of an individual exhibition in Montréal. The Ville de Montréal also acquires an artwork from the winner for its municipal collection.
Award Ceremony

The winners of the Prix Pierre-Ayot, of the Prix Louis-Comtois, as well as the winner of the Conseil des arts de Montréal's award for Cultural diversity in visual arts award will be announced during a ceremony at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
La Verrière, MMFA
1380 Sherbrooke St. W.


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