Opening: The Karsh Award 2019: Andrew Wright – Filmtrack 4 a Sound: Suite Kurelek de Fiala
Presented by:City of Ottawa: Public Art Program
The Karsh Award honours the artistic legacy of celebrated Ottawa photographers Yousuf and Malak Karsh. It is presented every four years to a local mid-career or established artist for their outstanding body of work and their significant contribution to the artistic discipline in a photo/lens-based medium.
A six-time nominee for the Sobey Art Award, Wright was a semi-finalist in 2007. In 2011, Wright won the inaugural Gattuso Prize at Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto. His work has been curated by Joan Foncuberta and he has shown alongside artists such as Michael Snow, Iain Baxter, Ed Burtynsky, Rebecca Belmore and Kelly Mark. Andrew Wright is an Associate Professor of Visual Art and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa.