Evergon Wins the 2023 Governor General’s Award

Evergon wins the 2023 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, the most prestigious distinction for artistic merit and outstanding contribution to the visual and media arts in Canada.

Evergon is an artist, a teacher, an activist, and a cultural icon. Throughout a prestigious career spanning more than 50 years, he has been recognized as being at the avant-garde of experimentation in the field of photography and lens-based mediums. He is an important precursor of homo-erotic contemporary art and iconic figure for the homosexual communities, and his works have been at the heart of numerous important exhibitions worldwide.

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Watch Evergon’s portrait video presented by the Canada Council for the Arts: