Feb 19, 2020
By Andy Johnson
Vancouver-bred contemporary artist Kenneth Lum, whose works have challenged notions of identity in galleries and public spaces across the globe, is among this year’s winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
The 63 year old is currently the chair of fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design in Philadelphia. He’s been named winner of the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award for his body of work spanning photography, performance art and public installations over three decades.
Other names on the list include Toronto’s Deanna Bowen
and Jorge Lozano Lorza.
The awards ceremony is set for Edmonton July 3rd.