Programs / Mid-Career Awards

2015 Recipients

The Hnatyshyn Foundation Mid-Career Awards for outstanding achievement as an artist and for curatorial excellence

Pascal Grandmaison

Pascal Grandmaison

Award for Outstanding Achievement as an Artist

Born in Montreal in 1975, Pascal Grandmaison lives and works in Montreal. While he is best known for his work in photography and film/video, his oeuvre also includes sculptures and installations. Pascal Grandmaison is interested in the ways images influence our perception and understanding of infinity. His installations, always meticulously timed, explore the fragile chinks at the frontiers of sameness and differences, at the limit of what is perceptible. Subtle and endless play of mirrors, his work is a poetic look at the manner with which time, with all its filters, shapes the perception process. His works has been featured in solo exhibitions at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (Luxembourg), the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario), Prefix Photo (Toronto), Galerie Éponyme (Bordeaux) and Galerie René Blouin (Montreal). The artist also participated to group exhibitions, notably at La Compagnie, lieu de creation (Marseilles), the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Montréal), Centre culturel canadien (Paris). His videos have been presented internationally, more recently at Haus der Kulturen des Welt (Berlin), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Edimburgh Art Festival (Edimburgh), Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing), Centre Pompidou (Paris). He is represented by Galerie René Blouin (Montréal) and by Eponyme Galerie (Bordeaux).

Candice Hopkins

Candice Hopkins

Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art

Hopkins is Chief Curator at The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and recently named curatorial advisor for dOCUMENTA(14). She has published widely and lectured at a variety of venues including the Witte de With, the Dakar Biennale, Tate Modern, and delivered a keynote lecture on the topic of the “sovereign imagination” for dOCUMENTA(13). Her recent co-curated projects include Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years; Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art; and the 2014 SITE Santa Fe biennial exhibition Unsettled Landscapes. She lives and works in New Mexico.

Photo: Jason S. Ordaz

The Hnatyshyn Foundation would also like to thank the adjudicators of the 2015 awards for their generous assistance.

  • Louise Déry – Director, Galerie de l’UQAM
  • Dominique Fontaine – Curator and cultural advisor
  • Anthony Kiendl – Executive Director and CEO, MacKenzie Art Gallery
  • Lee-Ann Martin – Independent curator
  • Eric Walker – Senior visual and media artist