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Photo Credit: Lily Lü Yùnrú, Being Between Spaces (2019)




The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) is excited to announce the finalists for the Artscape Youngplace Photography Career Launcher: Sabrina Carrizo Sztainbok, Margaret Cornell Kirk, Lily Lü Yùnrú, Bidemi Oloyede, and Alejandro Rizzo Nervo. They will exhibit their works in the hallway galleries of Artscape Youngplace in July 2019.

The 6th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher is geared towards graduating Photography students. This year, students are offered the opportunity to participate in an extended group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. The curatorial team at Artscape will work with faculty and CEAD to transform the Hallway Galleries into a showcase of emerging contemporary photographic practices, for select recipients. 

Exhibition Details:

Exhibition Dates: July 2 – July 26, 2019
Opening Reception: July 4, 2019 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Artscape Youngplace, 2nd Floor Hallway Gallery. 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
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As part of the Career Launcher, a jury comprised of faculty members, a graduate of the CRCP program, and the curatorial committee at Artscape Youngplace will select an artist from the group exhibition and award them a featured solo exhibition during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2020. 

Additionally, an essay will be commissioned from the CRCP graduate to accompany the solo exhibition.


Artscape Youngplace

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival


Sabrina Carrizo Sztainbok
Margaret Cornell Kirk
Lily Lü Yùnrú
Bidemi Oloyede
Alejandro Rizzo Nervo

Past Winners:

Artscape Youngplace nurtures creation, learning and collaboration through innovative programs, experiences and events in an inspiring, social environment in order to strengthen and grow our community. Part ideas laboratory, part creativity workshop, Artscape Youngplace is a community cultural hub located in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, with 75,000 square feet of space devoted to artistic inspiration, learning, growth and expression.

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is a not-for-profit organization devoted to celebrating the art and profession of photography with an annual festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. 

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