VISUAL ARTS AWARDS
Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak
Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak have worked exclusively in collaboration since 1983, producing videotapes, performances and photo/text works that have been exhibited in festivals, museums and galleries around the world. They have received numerous grants and awards including the Bell Canada prize for excellence in Video Art, the Peter Herndorff award for Media Arts through the Toronto Arts Awards and in 2005, a Governor General's Award for lifetime achievement in Visual & Media Arts. They are co-founders of Vtape, a Toronto media arts centre and teach at the University of Toronto in the Department of Art. In 2009, they were awarded Honourary Doctorates from UBC (Okanagan).