News: 2016

Jasmina Cibic Awarded the MAC International Ulster Bank Prize for 2016

London-based Slovenian artist Jasmina Cibic has been awarded the 2016 MAC International Ulster Bank Prize, which is worth more than $24,000. This is the largest contemporary art prize in Ireland, and it attracted nearly one thousand entries from forty countries worldwide.

» Artforum

Esker’s Megan Kerluke chosen as Top 40 Under 40

Esker Foundation’s head of public engagement, Megan Kerluke, is named one of Calgary’s 2016 Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine. 

» Avenue Magazine

Caitlin Thompson’s Dandy Lines on Akimbo

Sarah Todd reviews Caitlin Thompson’s Project Space installation, Dandy Lines, for Akimbo.

» Akimbo

Charlotte Moth and Celia Perrin Sidarous in Blackflash

Artist and Curator Danielle St-Amour speaks on Charlotte Moth’s work and interviews Celia Perrin Sidarous about their simultaneous exhibitions last fall at the Esker Foundation in Calgary.

» Blackflash

Richard Ibghy and Marliou Lemmens and the Art of Underperforming

Bryne McLaughlin writes on the practice of Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens for Canadian Art.

» Canadian Art

Culture & Capital: “Real failure needs no excuse” at the Esker Foundation

Rebecca Smyth reflects on labour, Calgary, and Real failure needs no excuse for Luma Quarterly.

» Luma Quarterly

McMichael Canadian Art Collection bets big on past for 50th anniversary

James Adams writes for The Globe and Mail about the The McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s 50th anniversary exhibitions, including Jack Bush: In Studio and Colleen Heslin: Needles and Pins, which traveled to Kleinburg from Calgary earlier this year.

» The Globe and Mail

Etienne Zack: Merging Fact and Fiction

Tina Reilly writes about Etienne Zack’s exhibition, Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality, for the National Gallery of Canada’s online magazine,


Artist’s ‘blank books’ project seeks to restock historic Baghdad library

Wafaa Bilal’s 168:01 project in The Guardian.

» The Guardian

Artist Wafaa Bilal uses blank books to rebuild Baghdad’s war-torn library

CNN presents a story and video on Wafaa Bilal and his 168:01 project.