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Residency Update: Marco Cruz

As part of The Grange Prize 2009, Marco Cruz spent 14 days in Toronto and Southern Ontario, exploring the First Nations groups in Canada. He traveled to Woodland Cultural Centre and attended a Powwow in Hamilton, Ontario.

Image by Marco Cruz

“The encounter with Six Nations is a lesson for the comprehension of the current situation of the First Nations’ descendants in Canada”

Cruz created a website showcasing his the photographs taken during this time. Click here to check it out!


  • Louise Freyburger

    I just had a look at Marco’s website from his 14 day residency in Toronto and S. Ontario and what I saw made me extremely proud to have voted for him in the 2009 Grange Prize competition. Not only that, but I myself volunteer at the Royal Ontario Museum and have also spent time taking photographs there, but I never envisioned those things the way he shows them to me. I am very grateful to him for this and more of what I see in his work from those 14 days also. And I am grateful to the AGO as well, for having made these things known to me. Thank you very much indeed.

  • Louise Freyburger

    I just had a look at Marco’s website from his 14 day residency in Toronto and S. Ontario and what I saw made me extremely proud to have voted for him in the 2009 Grange Prize competition. Not only that, but I myself volunteer at the Royal Ontario Museum and have also spent time taking photographs there, but I never envisioned those things the way he shows them to me. I am very grateful to him for this and more of what I see in his work from those 14 days also. And I am grateful to the AGO as well, for having made these things known to me. Thank you very much indeed.