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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.


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 Nasrin Himada at

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