Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program! There were more than 100 applicants this year from 15 participating post-secondary institutions across Canada. The jury, comprised of Adelina Vlas (Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, AGO), Dave Jordano (2015 Winner of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize) and Cheyanne Turions (independent curator and writer) awarded the three prizes to Catherine Canac-Marquis of Concordia University, Jeff Chiu of Ryerson University and Alexia-Leana Kokozaki of the University of Ottawa, plus a first this year due to the quality of the submissions, an honourable mention prize to Andi Icaza Largaespada of Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts.
Meet the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Winners
The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program. Valued at C$25,000, the scholarship program, which was inaugurated in 2013, recognizes three full-time students—Canadian or international—who are entering their final year of study toward a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in photography at one of 15 participating post-secondary institutions across Canada.
From a field of more than 100 applicants this year, the jury has awarded Alexia-Leana Kokozaki of University of Ottawa, Catherine Canac-Marquis of Concordia University and Jeff Chiu of Ryerson University C$7,000 each toward tuition for their final year of undergraduate study. Their schools will each receive a C$1,000 honorarium. For the first time ever, the jury has also awarded an honourable mention prize of C$1,000 to Andi Icaza Largaespada of Simon Fraser University.
To read more about the scholarship program jury and this year’s winners, visit the AGO Art Matters blog.
Mark your calendars for this year’s shortlist announcement on July 27!