Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art:

Extends congratulations to the 2021 Governor General’s Award Winners in Visual and Media Arts


Announces I’m Not Your Kinda Princess a survey of work by Lori Blondeau

Curated by Nasrin Himada

March 11 – June 19, 2021


Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art would like to extend sincere congratulations to the 2021 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts winners: Germaine Arnaktauyok, Lori Blondeau, Dempsey Bob, Luc Courchesne, Bonnie Devine, Bryce Kanbara, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, and Lou Lynn. You can learn about their exceptional contributions to the arts at

We would also like to extend congratulations to all of the artists who were nominated.  In the current landscape, artists have been creating, working, and educating trying to be the fuel in this complex time.  Being able to celebrate art and artists is a glimmer of hope in what has felt like a time of hopelessness, again being the messenger in crisis.

We are incredibly honoured to announce that Plug In ICA will be exhibiting a survey of Governor General’s Award winner Lori Blondeau‘s work, curated by Nasrin Himada titled I’m Not Your Kinda Princess opening on March 11, 2021.

Since the 1990s, Lori Blondeau’s artistic practice in the fields of performance, photography and installation, along with her curatorial work and activities as co-founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous art collective TRIBE, has proved decisive to the ever-increasing centrality of Indigenous art and knowledge production in Canada. Blondeau is a crucial figure in Indigenous and Canadian contemporary art. Her artwork, activism, curatorial work and pedagogy are essential, and her transformative work continues to be ground-breaking and relevant.

We look forward to announcing more details in the coming weeks and welcoming our community back into our space.

I’m Not Your Kinda Princess by Lori Blondeau will be open to the public by appointment starting March 11, 2021. Appointments will be available from Wednesday to Saturday between 1 and 5 pm. Please contact or call (204) 942-1043 to reserve a time.

Related exhibition:

I’m Not Your Kinda Princess by Lori Blondeau


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at or by contacting Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at

For more information on public programming and exhibitions contact Allison Yearwood at

For general information, please contact: or call 1.204.942.1043