Join Dave Jordano, Annette Kelm, Owen Kydd, and Hito Steyerl in conversation with exhibition curator Adelina Vlas about their recent work. The AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize recognizes four artists working in photography whose work has exhibited extraordinary potential over the preceding five years. Following the talk, please join us in Walker Court for a public reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition.
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Dave Jordano (1948, Detroit, Michigan) received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in 1974. As an emerging fine art photographer, he was awarded an honorable mention in the Houston Center for Photography’s Long Term Fellowship Project in 2003, and he received the Curator’s Choice Award the following year. A major exhibition of his work from his “Articles of Faith” project was held at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2009. Jordano has had solo shows both nationally and internationally and his work is included in the permanent collection of several private, corporate and museum collections, most notably the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Detroit Institute of Arts. His most recent book is Articles of Faith (2009), published by the Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago.
Annette Kelm (1975, Stuttgart, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at international institutions, including Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2014); MoMA, New York (2013); Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (2012); Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (2012); KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2009); Kunsthalle Zurich (2009); and Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008). Her art works are in important art collections such as Guggenheim Museum and MoMa, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Germany; Tate Modern, London; and Lenbachhaus, Munich. Annette Kelm participated in the 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2012 and in the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.
Owen Kydd (Calgary, Canada) attained a bachelor’s degree in film and art from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and a master’s degree from UCLA in Los Angeles. Kydd has exhibited work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Oakville Galleries, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, FOAM Museum Amsterdam, and the Daegue Photo Biennale in Korea, among others.
Hito Steyerl (1966, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Steyerl’s prolific filmmaking and writing occupies a discursive position between the fields of art, philosophy and politics, constituting a deep exploration of late capitalism’s social, cultural and financial imaginaries. Her films and lectures have increasingly addressed the presentational context of art, while her writing has circulated widely through publication in both academic and art journals, often online. Steyerl has had solo exhibitions at Artists Space, New York; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2015); Van Abbemuseum, Eidenhoven, The Netherlands; ICA, London, UK; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2013); the Art Institute of Chicago; E-flux, New York City, USA (2012); Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK (2010); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany (2009); and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2008).