Summer institute 2011
AVAF Install, Hiromi Yoshii, 2006, Tokyo

Summer Institute

July 15 to August 6, 2011

The Summer Institute is an international post-graduate artist residency for professional artists working in all disciplines. Up to 10 artists, architects, designers, curators, scientists, musicians, dancers, and writers will share a collegial, open-studio environment. This critical discursive production opportunity will take place in Plug In ICA’s new purpose-built facilities, with an adjoining workshop, art research library, gallery, bookshop and café. Plug In ICA is located at the perimeter of the University of Winnipeg campus, adjacent to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and in the heart of an active urban environment.

Participants are encouraged to pursue their own practices and projects within the context of a shared/collegial/collaborative environment. Faculty and staff provide support and feedback to participants in the program, and work to foster productive and rewarding professional development opportunities. Participants may instigate and participate in collaborative projects, or work independently.

This three-week intensive studio program will be led by visiting faculty from the collective assume vivid astro focus (Paris/Sao Paulo), and artist/theorist Philip Pocock (Berlin) and curator Natalie Kovacs (Toronto). The Institute Director is Anthony Kiendl.

While the Institute is closed to the public, public events such as artist talks by participating artists will be announced separately.