AGO Acquires Works by Adad Hannah

Published: November 1st 2010
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The Art Gallery of Ontario has acquired a number of contemporary works by Canadian artists, including Adad Hannah. 


Hannah, who’s been longlisted two times for the Sobey Art Award, was born in New York in 1971. He has lived in Montreal for nearly a decade, and grew up in Israel, Vancouver and London. Hannah’s works have been featured in a number of galleries, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Ke Center for Contemporary Art in Shanghai and Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. 


“We were thrilled with the number of outstanding works by emerging and established Canadian and international artists at Art Toronto 2010,” says AGO curator of contemporary art David Moos in a statement. “The 10 works we selected stood out for their ingenuity, clarity, and the individual vision of the artists who created them, and we’re pleased that three of these artists will be represented in our collection for the first time.”


The AGO acquired four works from Hannah’s Traces series, featuring video-recorded tableaux vivants of models. The gallery has also acquired works by Mike Bayne (four works from his 2010 series, Gold), Toronto-based An Te Liu (a neon sign that was commissioned by Out of Sight) and Vancouver’s Ron Terada (an acrylic-on-canvas painting titled Jack). 


The art works were purchased with funds from the annual art fair’s Opening Night Preview, a benefit for the AGO. This marks the fourth time the gallery has acquired works through funds raised at the annual event. 

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