VISUAL ARTS AWARDS
Born in Nairobi in 1948, Horne studied philosophy and fine arts at the University of Victoria, and York University in Toronto. Horne was a professor in media arts at NSCAD University in Halifax 1979-2005 and taught in the MFA program at Concordia University 1992-2000, and has been based in Montreal and France since 1990. His reviews and essays are published in journals, anthologies and catalogues in Canada, Europe and Asia. His book, Abandon Building: Selected Writings 1992-2006, was published by Eleven Press in 2006.
In 2008 the National Gallery of Canada published his essay Acting On: Acted Upon in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Caught In The Act. In 2010 he presented the curatorial project Pourquoi Photogenique,? an architectural/media installation by Berlin based artist Emanuel Licha at the SBC Gallery in Montreal. Several essays by Horne on the photography of Montreal artist Lynne Cohen were published in 2011. In 2012, he curated Know-How or No-How at HBKSaar, in Germany. Also in 2012 the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal will include his essay Pierre Dorion: Spaces of Estrangement in the catalogue for their upcoming Dorion exhibition. Horne is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Jarislowsky Institute in Montreal.