Five Vtape artists are among this year’s winners of the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Visual and Media Arts – Deanna Bowen, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Jorge Lozano, and Zainub Verjee. They join the 26 other artists whose works are in distribution at Vtape who have received the award since its inception in 1999.
Previous Vtape-distributed artists who are GG winners include: Stephen Andrews, Marlene Creates, Ali Kazimi, Andrew James Paterson (2019); Midi Onodera, Adrian Stimson (2018); Mike Hoolboom, Shelagh Keeley, Shelley Niro (2017); Jayce Salloum (2014); Gordon Monahan (2013); Margaret Dragu, Jan Peacock (2012); Barbara Sternberg (2011); Tom Sherman (2010); Nobuo Kubota (2009); Tanya Mars, Eric Metcalfe (2008); Vera Frenkel (2006); Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, Paul Wong (2005); Eric Cameron, Istvan Kantor, John Oswald (2004); Tom Dean, and Jamelie Hassan (2001).
Image credit: Dana Claxton, Her Sugar Is? (2009)