Plug In ICA Announces New Interim Executive Director Nasrin Himada
As of June 22, 2020, Nasrin Himada was appointed Interim Executive Director of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. After joining Plug In in May 2019 as assistant curator, Himada later moved to the position of curator in early April 2020, and has been Interim ED since late June. Himada is a Palestinian curator and writer from Montreal bringing with them extensive experience in curating exhibitions, art publishing, and public programs.
Since their arrival at Plug In, Himada has curated and co-curated several exhibitions, including Labour of Love, a series of talks, screenings and workshops on digital technologies and contemporary art practises which included the participation of national and international artists, such as Suzanne Kite, Hannah Black, Ali Shamas Qadeer, and Morehshin Allahyari. In addition to exhibitions, Himada has overseen major educational programs like Interpreting Youth, and has edited Plug In Editions. Himada’s curatorial focus for the next year will be on archival intimacies and dream formations, bringing attention to intricate spaces of making and modes of expression that value relationship building over gestures of representation. In the last year, Himada has also worked closely with the Equity Committee at Plug In in facilitating the implementing of anti-racist strategies in policy and guidelines, and in supporting those efforts to closely align with Plug In’s mandate.