Collection: Vera Frenkel

Vera Frenkel is one of Canada's most renowned multidisciplinary artists. Her installations, videotapes, performances and new media projects address the forces at work in human migration, the learning and unlearning of cultural memory, and the ever-increasing bureaucratization of experience.

Frenkel's initial recognition came as a printmaker and sculptor with her first National Gallery travelling exhibition, Métagravure/Printmaking Plus (1972) and representing Canada at the Venice Biennale Mostra Grafica. In 1975 she was included in the Canada Council Art Bank's Commissioned Print Programme, through which she created the suite of lithograph prints, Big X Window, at Open Studio.

Frenkel has exhibited and lectured extensively in Canada and internationally. She has been awarded, among other honours, the Canada Council Molson Prize for the Arts (1989), The Toronto Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award (1991), the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (1993). the Bell Canada Award in Video Art, (2002) and the Governor General's Visual & Media Arts Award (2006).

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