Canada announces Governor General award recipients

The Canada Council has revealed the winners of the Governor General Awards for visual and media arts.
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Aboriginal artist Rebecca Belmore was among the recipients of the 2013 Governor General Awards, recently announced in Montreal. The Winnipeg-based artist works across a range of mediums including sculpture, performance and video and is widely considered one of Canada’s greatest contemporary artists. She was also the first Aboriginal woman to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale.

Belmore’s work commonly explores themes of identity and colonialism and is often inspired by the opportunity for social commentary provided to emerging artists today.

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