For the first time in ArtPrize history, a single artist captured the imagination of  both the public and art experts alike.

In March 2014 when we announced the new parallel awards structure, we sought to further explore the tension between public and expert opinion within the realm of contemporary art. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that both would award their top prize to one artist.

But on October 10, Anila Quayyum Agha proved that a single artist could capture the imagination of both the public and art experts alike. Her entry, Intersections cast intricate shadows, creating instant architecture in a stark white room and taking our collective breath away.

Anila split the Juried Grand Prize with Sonya Clark, whose entry The Hair Craft Project also caught the attention of the Grand Prize Jurors.

I conveyed through Intersections about people being equal regardless of nationality or color or sexuality. It makes me really happy that you guys embraced it. Thank you.
— Anila Quayyum Agha at the 2014 ArtPrize Awards