Scholarship Program 2014 - 15 Jury
Adelina Vlas is the associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Previously, she has worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada where she concentrated on permanent collection displays and special exhibitions. Over the last decade, she has organized exhibitions with younger-generation artists including Carlos Amorales, Mohamed Bourouissa, Martha Colburn, Manon de Boer, Tim Hyde, Joshua Mosley and Fiona Tan. While at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vlas curated the critically acclaimed exhibition Michael Snow: Photo-Centric. She has a master’s degree in Art History and a curatorial diploma in Visual Culture from York University, as well as a master of arts in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London.
Gabrielle Moser is a writer, educator and independent curator based in Toronto. She regularly contributes to Artforum.com, and her writing has appeared in venues including Art in America, ARTnews, Fillip, Photography & Culture and the Journal of Visual Culture. She has curated exhibitions for Access Gallery, Gallery TPW, Xpace and Vtape. She holds a PhD in art history and visual culture from York University and teaches the history and theory of photography at OCAD University.
Lisa Oppenheim was the winner of the 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. She was born in 1975 in New York City, where she lives and works. Oppenheim’s photographs and videos, including those that are a part of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2014 Exhibition, are composed of images and materials from the recent and not-so-recent past that she re-processes and transforms through various historical and contemporary techniques. Her process often begins online, where she sources images and objects that she reinterprets photographically using both analogue and digital technologies. Through this approach, the process itself becomes source material, as Oppenheim gives photographic images new forms and new contexts. Recent solo exhibitions include Forever is Composed of Nows, Kunsterverin in Hamburg; From Abigail to Jacob (Works 2004-2014), Kunstverein in Graz; and Heaven Blazing into the Head, The Approach Gallery, London. Oppenheim graduated with an MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College in 2002.