Emerging Artist Award
Toronto Biennial of Art
21 Sep - 1 Dec 2019
The Toronto Biennial of Art, has named the two artists who will each win 20,000 Canadian dollars, or about $15,000—Abel Rodríguez, who is the first winner of the biennial’s Art Prize, and Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, who has won the Emerging Artist Prize.
Büyüktaşçıyan is an Istanbul-based artist who has on view tan-colored industrial carpets that are presented rolled up and freestanding. In them the artist has carved various small, slightly abstracted patterns that resemble a lost alphabet, aerial views of the disappeared waterways that have been filled throughout Toronto, or even migratory patterns.