Nov 15, 2018

By Andy Johnson

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Hamilton born installation and performance artist Kapwani Kiwanga has won the prestigious 2018 Sobey Art Award, one of the most most valuable prizes for artists in Canada.

The 40-year old was was presented with the 100-thousand dollar prize at a gala ceremony at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa last night.

Kiwanga tackles a wide range of subjects in her work; one reoccurring theme is the power imbalance that can occur in human interactions. As a result, she says her work blurs the line between truth and fiction.

Kiwanga is the 15th Canadian artist under 40 to win the award. She currently lives and works in France.

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