Announcing the Five Winners of the 2022 Emerging Digital Artists Award

Images (L-R): Wei Li; Kasra Goodarznezhad (photo: Declan Keogh); Zebv Diez; Matt Nish-Lapidus (photo: Christopher van Doorn); Taylor McArthur (photo: Leif Norman). Artwork: cyberia, Space Fling, 2022.

Announcing the Five Winners of the 2022 Emerging Digital Artists Award

EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video are pleased to announce the five winners of the 2022 Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA):

Kasra Goodarznezhad
Matt Nish-Lapidus
Taylor McArthur
Wei Li
Zebv Diez

The five recipients’ works were selected from over 100 submissions by emerging artists across the country, in recognition of their critical and creative approach to digital media. The shortlist was determined by a jury panel made up of artists, programmers, and practitioners from the digital arts community—Jeremy Bailey, Niki Little, and Alvin Luong—in collaboration with Karina Iskandarsjah from Trinity Square Video and Shannon Linde from EQ Bank.

Learn more about the artists and their award-winning works here.

Each artist will be awarded a $5,000 grand prize. They also receive a one-year Production Membership with Trinity Square Video and are eligible for a spot in the artist-run centre’s 2023 Themed Commission residency program. The five award-winning works will be featured in a group exhibition at Trinity Square Video and online, September 9-October 1, 2022.

The 2022 EDAA is also pleased to recognize Marcella Moliner and Timothy Yanick Hunter, who have each earned an honourable mention for their work and will receive a $1,000 prize.

About the EDAA

The Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA) is Canada’s award for critical experimentation in digital media, proudly presented by EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video. Established in 2015, the annual prize celebrates the contributions of early-career artists working exclusively in virtual space. Each year, we seek artwork submissions from across the country that push us in new directions and challenge us to see the world through a different screen.

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Shannon Linde
Art Curator, EQ Bank