Nov 15, 2018
By Andy Johnson
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.