2013 – 14 Winners
The winners of the 2013 – 14 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program were selected by a jury of three: Sophie Hackett, Associate Curator, Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario; Erin Shirreff, winner of the 2013 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize; and Kelly McKinley, Director, OMCA Lab at the Oakland Museum of California and the former Richard and Elizabeth Currie Executive Director, Education and Public Programming at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Said the jury of the winners’ work: “We’re thrilled to be offering these inaugural scholarships to Kristiane, Marvin, and Paige. Each of them demonstrates a restless experimentation and a unique view on the ways images are made and operate in the world. They have embraced photography as an expanded practice—their work includes performance, installation, and participatory sculpture, as well as still and moving images. We’re pleased to support their final year of undergraduate study.”
The winners are:
Marvin Luvualu Antonio
Marvin Luvualu Antonio, a student at OCAD U who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and is of Angolan descent. Antonio is a visual artist whose interdisciplinary work explores but is not limited to the topics of identity politics and the artist as subject.
Kristiane Church, a student living in Winnipeg and currently completing her BFA at the University of Manitoba. Her video and photographic works engage with issues of immersion and compression, vagueness in representation, and subdual in highly stylized environments. Her work was recently screened as part of a show at Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts.
Paige Lindsay, a Victoria, B.C.-born student at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. Her artwork is informed by a love of language and storytelling. She often combines text and image to create hybrid works in which photography and writing are given equal weight. In addition to using both film and digital media to produce images, Paige has recently experimented with historical processes such as cyanotype, chromotype and albumen.