Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge Visual Artists
Toronto, Ontario

Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge are visual artists from Hamilton, Ontario, and Ottawa, Ontario, respectively. Over the last 45 years, they have collaborated with various trade union and community organizations in the production of their staged photographic work. Their work has been exhibited across Canada and abroad in both the trade union movement and public art galleries and museums.

They received the Ontario Federation of Labour’s Cultural Award in 1997, honorary doctorates from the Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2010 and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2015, as well as the Prix du mérite artistique from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in 2013. Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge live and work in Toronto, Ontario.

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“Drawing on the visual languages of montage, tableau and staged documentary, Condé + Beveridge have developed a unique approach to photography through using actors, fabricated sets and props, found objects and images and text. Conceptually and contextually, they are visual storytellers, combining archival research, oral history and references to art history and popular culture to address a wide range of local and global issues concerning the environment, climate change, health care, mass media, workers’ rights and immigration.

Socially engaged and politically grounded, Condé and Beveridge’s work is exemplary of the shift to the decolonial and the participatory in contemporary art. At the core of their artistic practice is a steadfast commitment to represent and give voice to a diversity of class, race, gender, community and labour perspectives.”

Nominator: Dot Tuer, writer, curator and professor, OCAD University.

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“Socially engaged and politically grounded, Condé and Beveridge’s work is exemplary of the shift to the decolonial and the participatory in contemporary art.”

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