MIDDLEBROOK PRIZE for YOUNG CANADIAN CURATORS
Founded in 2012, the Middlebrook Prize is awarded annually and aims to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada. #MPfYCC
The Middlebrook Prize encourages social connectedness and a shared sense of community. The winner is a curator or curatorial team under 30 and receives a space for their exhibition and an honorarium.
We are pleased to announce that the curatorial team Mitra Fakhrashrafi and Vince Rozario have been awarded the 2021 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Their proposed exhibition, Collective Offerings, has been selected as the winning submission and will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from October 21 – March 6, 2022. The award was presented at an online ceremony, with participants across Canada and beyond, on March 30, 2021.
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We are excited to announce the 2021 Middlebrook Prize Exhibition, “Collective Offering” opens tomorrow at Art Gallery of Guelph with special opening day hours from 5 to 8 pm. Curated by Mitra Fakhrashrafi and Vince Rozario, the exhibition responds to the compartmentalization and fragmentation produced by colonialism and deepened by this period of unprecedented political, ecological, […]
2021 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators is Awarded to Mitra Fahkrashrafi and Vince Rozario
We are pleased to announce that the 9th Middlebrook Prize is awarded to Mitra Fakfrashrafi and Vince Rozario. Their proposed exhibition, Collective Offerings, has been selected as the winning submission . .
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Please join us on March 30th at 7 pm ET for the announcement of the 2021 recipient of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. This year it will be online, allowing all Canadians to attend.
MIDDLEBROOK PRIZE for YOUNG CANADIAN CURATORS Founded in 2012, the Middlebrook Prize is awarded annually to an emerging Canadian curator who is under 30 with the aim to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada. Hosted and administered by the Art Gallery of Guelph, the winner is selected by a jury of arts leaders […]
Mitra Fakhrashrafi are Vince Rozario
are the co-winners of the 2021 Middlebrook Prize for the project Collective Offerings.
Why We Created the Prize
Middlebrook Prize is unique in bringing a modern mentorship approach to build a cohort of leaders in Canada’s visual arts community. Informed by playbooks from the technology startup ecosystem, the prize focuses support and attention on young professionals at a critical point in their careers, when opportunities are few and far between and resources are typically scarce. The applicants, all under 30 years of age, are among the country’s best and the brightest young curators, scholars and artists. They are asked to demonstrate, through a proposal, their intellectual curiosity and considerable creative insights around the construction of an exhibition, and in return the winner is given a venue, an audience and the necessary support to disseminate their ideas to the broader public. Middlebrook is a national prize with national and international reach, while maintaining a commitment to community engagement and social innovation.