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Joan Yvonne Lowndes Award

Geneviève Wallen

Geneviève Wallen

Photo: Laurence Philomene

Current Winner

Geneviève Wallen

Geneviève Wallen is a Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal and Tkarón:to/Toronto-based independent curator, writer, and researcher. Wallen’s practice is informed by intersectional feminism, intergenerational dialogues, and healing platforms for racialized people that offer alternatives to neo-liberal definitions of care. Her ongoing curatorial explorations include the practice of gift-giving, carving out space for unfinished thoughts, and musings on the intersection of longevity and pleasure.

To learn more about the artist and her work, visit her website.

What is this prize?

The Joan Yvonne Lowndes Award is given to an independent critic or curator in recognition of the outstanding quality of their writing on contemporary Canadian visual and media arts.

Prize amount

$3,500

How to qualify

You do not apply for this prize. Applicants to some grant programs are eligible and will be considered for prizes. Visit Grants | The Canada Council for the Arts to learn more about our granting programs.

Deadline(s)

Annual

Who created this prize?

Joan Yvonne Lowndes developed an interest in modern art while employed as a translator at the American Office of War Information. After working as an independent journalist, she became an art critic for the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, where she established an excellent reputation.


For more information

Annual

Prize amount

$3,500

By Grant Application

Cumulative list of winners

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