Video: Marisa Gallemit Artist Talk | STAGES Speaker Series

On December 16th, Plug In ICA announced an artist talk by Marisa Gallemit, as part of the STAGES Speaker Series in anticipation of her temporary public artwork for the STAGES biennial in August 2023.

Marisa Gallemit is a visual artist living on the traditional unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. Through sculpture, assemblage, wearable artworks and site-specific installation, her practice explores repurposed materials and their potential energy, producing tactile monuments to our collective and subtle encounters with human and more-than-human kin.

Motivated by the concept that every object carries its own history and vigour, Gallemit collaborates with found entities and discarded artifacts–favoured as much for their visual markings of time and wear as for their emblematic significance–and activates them as fossils from a particular time/space or as souvenirs of an emotionally-charged lived experience. Old things tell stories.

Informed by motherhood and Filipinx third-culture rituals, Gallemit investigates the odyssey of identity, heritage, and kapwa, the indigenous Filipino ideology of interconnectedness, interdependence and intersubjectivity. Every project leans deeply into Buckminster Fuller’s query: “Now, how do we make this spaceship work?”


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. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First 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.

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For more information on this program and STAGES biennial, please contact: or call 1.204.942.1043