uOttawa Graduates win the 2016 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MIDDLEBROOK PRIZE for YOUNG CANADIAN CURATORS: THREE RECIPIENTS ARE U. OTTAWA ART HISTORY GRADUATES

Founded in 2012, the Prize is awarded annually and aims to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada. Art History alumni at the University of Ottawa have won this prize for the last three years in a row.

The Middlebrook Prize encourages social connectedness and a shared sense of community. The winner is a curator under 30 and receives a space for their exhibition and a $5,000 honorarium. 

The winners of the 2016 Middlebrook Prize are U. Ottawa alumnae, Isabelle and Sophie Lynch, who both graduated from the Art History program with Honours in 2012. Their exhibition, Blood, Sweat and Tears is at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 15 – December 18, 2016.

In 2015, the prize was won by U. Ottawa Art History alumnus, Adam Barbu (B.A., Art History, 2013) for his exhibition, The Queer Feeling of Tomorrow, while alumna Natasha Chaykowski (B.A., Art History, 2011) also won the 2014 prize for her exhibition, I’m Feeling Lucky.

 

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