MNBAQ Contemporary Art Award
A distinction that contribues to the recognition and effervescence of Québec contemporary art
Given every two years thanks to the remarkable partnership between the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and RBC Foundation, the MNBAQ Contemporary Art Award supports Québec artists by offering them broader recognition and enhanced visibility.
The MNBAQ Contemporary Art Award is the only contemporary art award in Canada that combines an exhibition, a publication, and acquisitions. It fulfils a need to broaden public recognition of and disseminate contemporary art in addition to offering support to the artists and to their career development. The award confirms the MNBAQ’s desire to play a leadership role in the realm of Québec art by encouraging the most promising artists and supporting their career development.
Since 2013, through the generous contribution of the RBC Foundation to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and its Fondation, the work of nine Québec artists has achieved outstanding recognition:
- Maria Ezcurra, Anahita Norouzi, Celia Perrin Sidarous, Eve Tagny and Sara A.Tremblay (2023)
- Stanley Février (2021)
- Numa Amun (2019)
- Carl Trahan (2017)
- Diane Morin (2015)