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Stages: Drawing The Curtain, 2017 • Promotional Video

STAGES: DRAWING THE CURTAIN
August 18 to September 04, 2017
Launch Party - August 18, 2017 • 7pm

Stages: Drawing the Curtain is a constellation of temporary public artworks to be launched in August 2017. This large-scale public art project asks artists to locate a site within the city of Winnipeg from which to contemplate the stage – its function as a platform; its meaning as a point of attention; and its physical design. Directed by their individual interests and material preferences, the artists will build sculptural ‘stages’ ranging in shape and form, connected as platforms for audiences to occupy, physically engage and contemplate.

For detailed information see: stages.plugin.org

Wendy's Revenge • Performance by Walter Scott, Niki Little and Divya Mehra

Launching our public programming for Wendy Book Club, the second session of our 2017 Summer Institute, Walter Scott performed Wendy’s Revenge on Friday, July 21 at 7pm. For this presentation, Scott introduced Winnipeg to Xendy, an alter ego of Wendy. Wendy is the central character in Scott’s graphic novels, sculptures, drawings and Blinky Is Reading, the installation currently occupying the span of windows that make up Plug In ICA’s street front gallery.

In a series of serious and satirical gestures Xendy embarks on a mystical intergalactic journey. In her misadventures, she travels through space and encounters psychedelic landscapes where she meets curators and takes nefarious advice from naturopaths as she struggles to find a cure for the mysterious abdominal pain that ails her.

Wendy’s Revenge is a two-person performance featuring voice, image and sound. This performance lecture style was developed by Scott as a way to address the format of the artist talk. For this iteration, local artists Niki Little and Divya Mehra will co-present with Scott.

This special presentation is programmed in conjunction with Session II of our Summer Institute research program, Wendy Book Club, co-facilitated by Scott and Little.

Other public programming for Wendy Book Club included:

Tuesday, July 25 | 7pm 
Artist talk with Maya Ben David

Monday, July 31 | 10am 
Curatorial talk with Becca Taylor

Wednesday, August 2 | 7pm 
Artist talk with Tau Lewis

Friday, August 4 | TBD 
Open Studio

All public programming is free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!

The Summer Institute is an international post-graduate research program for professional artists working in all disciplines and media. In 2017 Plug In ICA hosts two sessions of the Institute, both emphasizing writing as an expanded field incorporating elements of critical confession, reflection and artistry. For the second session, July 17 to August 4, participants work with writer, artist and editor, Walter Scott and artist and curator, Niki Little with special guests Tau Lewis, Becca Taylor, and Maya Ben David.

Each session invites participants who wish to work independently or collaboratively based on their own interests and projects and includes opportunities to work in a peer-to-peer environment through group activities planned during the session. A number of guest artists, curators and theorists will visit the Summer Institute for lectures and studio visits.

The participants in the Wendy Book Club, Summer Institute Session II include:

Joi T. Arcand • Alex Ateah • Madeline Bogoch • Viola Chen 陈宜晴 • Kristiane Church • Kelly Campbell • Dayna Danger • Jillian Groening • Whess Harman • Emma Mayer • Mariana Muñoz Gomez • Pooja Sen • Sarah Stewart • Tanis Worme

For More information on the Wendy Book Club Summer Institute, Session II, including faculty and participant bios see: plugin.org/node/1250

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director’s Circle.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Payworks and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.

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 plugin.org/support or by contacting Angela Forget: angela@plugin.org

For media inquiries please contact: Sarah Nesbitt at sarah@plugin.org or by phone at (204) 942-1043. For general information please contact: info@plugin.org

Related exhibit: 
Walter Scott, Blinky Is Reading | June 12- September 04, 2017

Public Reading with Chris Kraus •

On June 21, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presented a public reading with the unparalleled writer, publisher, editor and artist, Chris Kraus. Her prolific and accumulated work has had a lasting influence on how art is perceived and discussed.

This public reading was programmed in conjunction the first session of our 2017 Summer Institute for which Kraus is the lead faculty. For her presentation, Kraus read from After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography. Kraus previously presented from this text at Plug In ICA in 2015 when it was still a work-in-progress, and now offers a privileged preview of the writing in its final stages, before it becomes available to the public on August 25th, 2017.

As novelist and critic, Kraus is recognized for her lucid, playful and provoking first-person fiction narratives, which frequently blur theory, fiction, autobiography, and criticism. In her writing on contemporary art, she has explored boredom, poetry, privatized prisons, community art, corporate philanthropy, vertically integrated manufacturing, and discarded utopias, revealing the surprising persistence of micro-cultures.

Chris Kraus’ publications, praised for their intelligence, vulnerability and voracity, include: I Love Dick, Torpor, Aliens and Anorexia, Summer of Hate, Where Art Belongs, Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness, and Kelly Lake Store. Her monograph, “Lost Properties,” was written as part of Semiotexte’s pamphlet series for the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Kraus is the co-director of the acclaimed press Semiotext(e), where in 1990 she launched the imprint Native Agents, which introduced radical forms of writing by women writers. Native Agents has published the work of influential writers such as Penny Arcade, Fanny Howe, Ann Rower and Eileen Myles. She teaches in the Media Studies program at the European Graduate School.


This is programed in relation to the Summer Institute, an international post-graduate research program for professional artists working in all disciplines and media. In 2017 Plug In ICA hosts two sessions of the Institute, both emphasizing writing as an expanded field incorporating elements of critical confession, reflection and artistry. For the first session, June 13-June 29, 2017, participants will work with renowned writer, artist and editor, Chris Kraus with guests Natasha Stagg and Robert Dewhurst.

The participants in the Summer Institute, Session I include:

Kristina Banera • Fabiola Carranza • Maegan Hill-Carroll • Daniel Colussi • Roewan Crowe • Erica Eryes • Esmé Hogeveen • Letch Kinloch• Soyoung Kwon • Chloë Lum • Kegan McFadden • Ralph Pritchard • Jasmine Reimer • Jacquelyn Ross • Faith Wilson.

For More information on Chris Kraus and the Summer Institute, Session I, see: https://plugin.org/node/1248

Stages Speaker Series: Artist Talk with Erica Eyres

On June 27th, Plug In ICA presented an artist talk by Glasgow based artist Erica Eyres, who was the 8th speaker in our 2017 Stages Speaker Series. This series is held off-site at the former Globe Cinema in Portage Place Mall, Winnipeg.

Erica Eyres’ artistic production is defined by an admirable proficiency in a range of media including drawing, film, and most recently ceramics. Thwarting her refined skills, she embraces awkwardness and humour that has a lo-fi aesthetic. Autbiography is often the subject of her work, which she obscures through costuming, narration and role reversals. She is influenced by the social and artistic milieu of Winnipeg, where Eyres was born and regularly returns to from her current home in Glasgow.

Eyres mines visual references from the surrealism of daily life and the aesthetic of TV, Eyres is interested in failure, and misaligned characters. Her drawings often play on sexuality and fantasy that is always slightly unsettled. In a similar mode her work with ceramics draws on everyday objects such as candles, insects, food or body parts, which operate as stand-alone objects that are decontextualized or estranged. Eyres graduated with an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow and the Kunsthaus, Erfurt, with selected group exhibitions including PS1, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland. Recent exhibitions include The Vegetable Store, part of Glasgow International 2016; Holidays in the Future, at Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg (2015); and Biography Channel, ASC Gallery, London (2014). Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at Queen’s Park Railway Club, Glasgow (2017). She is currently doing her PhD in Fine Art at Northumbria University.

This artist talk with Erica Eyres was part of Stages Speaker Series, which is offered in anticipation of STAGES: Drawing the Curtain, a constellation of temporary public artworks to be launched in August 2017. This large-scale public art project asks artists to locate a site within the city of Winnipeg from which to contemplate the stage - its function as a platform; its meaning as a point of attention; and its physical design. Directed by their individual interests and material preferences, the artists will build sculptural ‘stages’ ranging in shape and form, connected as platforms for audiences to occupy, physically engage with and contemplate.

In keeping with the drive of STAGES to bring art beyond our walls, all talks for Stages Speaker Series will be held at an off-site location. This presentation will be held at the former Globe Cinema, 3rd floor, Portage Place Shopping Centre, 393 Portage Ave, Winnipeg.

*Artists for Stages: Drawing the Curtain include: Abbas Akhavan (Toronto), Pablo Bronstein (London, UK), Erica Eyres (Glasgow, UK/ Winnipeg), Kara Hamilton (Toronto), Federico Herrero (San José, Costa Rica), Toril Johannessen (Tromsø, Norway), Divya Mehra (Winnipeg), Krista Belle Stewart (Vancouver) and Ron Tran (Vancouver).

Stages Speaker Series and Stages: Drawing the Curtain are made possible through the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Program with the support of The Winnipeg Foundation. With key sponsors Susan Glass & Arni Thornsteinson and Daniel Friedman & Rob Dalgliesh.

Our community partners include Alliance Française Manitoba, Alpha Masonry, Alt Hotel, Cityplace Mall (Triovest), CKUW, Edison Properties, Fillip, Portage Place Shopping Centre, Urbanink and Winnipeg Tourism.

Stages Speaker Series: Artist Talk with Federico Herrero

Plug In ICA is pleased to present a talk by Costa Rican artist Federico Herrero,
who is the 7th speaker as part of our 2017 Stages Speaker Series. This series was
held off-site currently at the former Globe Cinema in Portage Place Mall, Winnipeg.

Federico Herrero’s work uses landscape and the urban environment both as the
subject of his paintings and as the surface for his work. Incorporating shape,
colour, pattern and graphic lines, his paintings often move beyond the canvas onto
floors, walls, into the city-scape and on to architectural structures. Within an
often limited palette with a pale blue often featured prominently, Herrero embraces
an intuitive approach to his work, leaving room to respond to the spaces his
paintings inhabit.

Federico Herrero has had numerous solo exhibitions. Language Melody is currently
presented at Sies + Hoke, Dusseldorf where he is exhibiting a new body of work, for
which the gallery is publishing a 300 page monograph including an essay by Chris
Sharp and an interview with Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy. He most recently exhibited
as part of United States of Latin America at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit curated by Jen Hoffman and Pablo Leon de la Barra. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale where he received a special prize for Young Artists in 2001. Since then he has shown to much acclaim at the Havana Biennial (2003); the Aichi World Expo, Nagoya, Japan (2005); Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami (2008); Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles (2012); and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2013). Herrero lives and works in San José.

This artist talk with Federico Herrero is part of Stages Speaker Series,
which is offered in anticipation of Stages: Drawing the Curtain, a
constellation of temporary public artworks to be launched in August 2017.
This large-scale public art project asks artists to locate a site within
the city of Winnipeg from which to contemplate the stage - its function
as a platform; its meaning as a point of attention; and its physical
design. Directed by their individual interests and material preferences,
the artists will build sculptural ‘stages’ ranging in shape and form,
connected as platforms for audiences to occupy, physically engage with
and contemplate.

This presentation will be held at the former Globe Cinema, 3rd floor,
Portage Place Shopping Centre, 393 Portage Ave, Winnipeg.
*Artists for Stages: Drawing the Curtain include: Abbas Akhavan
(Toronto), Pablo Bronstein (London, UK), Toril Johannessen (Tromsø,
Norway), Kara Hamilton (Toronto), Federico Herrero (San José, Costa
Rica), Divya Mehra (Winnipeg), Krista Belle Stewart (Vancouver) and Ron
Tran (Vancouver).

Stages Speaker Series and Stages: Drawing the Curtain are supported by
the Canada Council for the Arts through its New Chapter Program. 
With the support of key sponsors Susan Glass & Arni Thorsteinson 
and Daniel Friedman & Rob Dalgliesh.

Our community partners include Winnipeg Tourism, Alliance Française Manitoba,
Urbanink, Cityplace Mall (Triovest), Portage Place Shopping Centre and Fillip,
CKUW, Alt Hotel, Edison Properties and Alpha Masonry.

Stages Speaker Series: Abbas Akhavan, May 25th, 2017

On May 25th, 2017 Plug In ICA presented an artist talk by Abbas Akhavan who is the 6th speaker as part of our 2017 Stages Speaker Series.

Akhavan’s practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video, sculpture and performance. The direction of Akhavan’s research has been deeply influenced by the specificity of the sites where he works: the architectures that house them, the economies that surround them, and the people that frequent them. The domestic sphere, as a forked space between hospitality and hostility, has been an ongoing area of research in his practice. More recent works have shifted focus, wandering onto spaces and species just outside the home – the garden, the backyard, and other domesticated landscapes.

Abass Akhavan is the recipient of Kunstpreis Berlin (2012), TFVA finalist prize (2012), The Abraaj Group Art Prize (2014), the Sobey Art Award (2015), and the Fellbach Triennial Award (2016). His recent solo exhibitions include, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2017); SALT Galata, Istanbul (2017); David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), London (2017); FLORA, Bogota (2016); Mercer Union, Toronto (2015) and Delfina Foundation, London (2012). His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016); Wellcome Collection, London (2016); Beirut Art Centre, Beirut, (2015); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2014) and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011).

This artist talk with Abbas Akhavan is part of Stages Speaker Series, which is offered in anticipation of Stages: Drawing the Curtain, a constellation of temporary public artworks to be launched in August 2017. This large-scale public art project asks artists to locate a site within the city of Winnipeg from which to contemplate the stage - its function as a platform; its meaning as a point of attention; and its physical design. Directed by their individual interests and material preferences, the artists will build sculptural ‘stages’ ranging in shape and form, connected as platforms for audiences to occupy, physically engage with and contemplate.

In keeping with the drive of Stages to bring art beyond our walls, all talks for Stages Speaker Series will be held at an off-site location. This presentation will be held at the former Globe Cinema, 3rd floor, Portage Place Shopping Centre, 393 Portage Ave, Winnipeg.

*Artists for Stages: Drawing the Curtain include: Abbas Akhavan (Toronto), Pablo Bronstein (London, UK), Erica Eyres (Glasgow, Scotland), Kara Hamilton (Toronto), Federico Herrero (San José, Costa Rica), Toril Johannessen (Tromsø, Norway), Divya Mehra (Winnipeg), Krista Belle Stewart (Vancouver) and Ron Tran (Vancouver).

**Previous talks from Stages Speaker Series are now online at plugin.org/videos

Stages Speaker Series and Stages: Drawing the Curtain are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts through its New Chapter Program. With the support of The Winnipeg Foundation and key sponsors Susan Glass and Arni Thorsteinson.

Our community partners include Winnipeg Tourism, Alliance Française Manitoba, Urbanink, Cityplace Mall (Triovest), Portage Place Shopping Centre and Fillip, CKUW, Alt Hotel, and Alpha Masonry.

Respondent Series Performance | Psychic Materials by Casey Mecija | Thursday, April 20, 2017

As part of our Respondent Series, on Thursday, April 20, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in collaboration with The Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (U of W), and Queer People of Color (QPOC) presented Psychic Materials, a performance by scholar, musician and performance artist, Casey Mecija.

For her presentation at Plug In ICA, Mecija drew on her background as a musician in the orchestral pop band Ohbijou and recent solo projects. She performed amidst Patrick Cruz’s immersive installation Titig Kayumanggi (Brown Gaze) that was on exhibition at Plug In ICA. Mecija and Cruz are linked by a mutual concern with the diasporic experience of migration from the Philippines. Mecija’s performance was sonically informed by her recent solo album Psychic Materials and used a mash up of video and GIF art, performance, and sound to meditate on “the queer dynamics of diaspora”.

Finding space within aesthetic practice to visualize what she refers to as “queer feelings, Filipina subjectivity and diasporic longing”, Psychic Materials puts forward two propositions: “What is the psychic life of music? What is the soundtrack to diasporic experience?”

Casey Mecija is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in music and film. From 2004 to 2014, Mecija was a writer and singer for the Canadian orchestral pop band, Ohbijou and in 2016 she released her first solo album, Psychic Materials. Casey was awarded the WIFT-T Award (Women in Film and Television) at the 2013 Reel Asian Film Festival for her short film “My Father, Francis” which screened at Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Toronto; Mixed Shorts: Local Heroes, Toronto; and the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Mecija is actively involved in queer and Filipina organizing. She is currently completing a PhD at The University of Toronto, where she researches art, media and cultural studies as they relate to queer diaspora.

This artist talk is presented as part of Plug In ICA’s Respondent Series, which invites professionals from diverse fields to respond to the themes and subjects addressed in our exhibitions.
Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director’s Circle.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Payworks and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.

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 plugin.org/support or by contacting Angela Forget: angela@plugin.org

Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth: Patrick Cruz, Titig Kayumanggi (Brown Gaze)" and Ray Fenwick "A Greenhouse. Egvening"

On Wednesday, May 17th from 4:30-6pm, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art will presented a short screening and panel discussion with the participants of our second session of Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth program (IIY).

For this screening IIY participants Tiago Batista, Christian Demanoy, Augustine Chipalata, Gideon Kitsa and Hera Nalam presented a short interpretive video they created in collaboration with Plug In ICA, Just TV and the Broadway Neighbourhood Center. The resulting video is a visual reflection of the youth’s collective and individual experience of the two exhibitions currently on display at Plug In ICA: Patrick Cruz’s “Titig Kayumanggi (Brown Gaze)” and Ray Fenwick’s “A Greenhouse. Evening”. For this session of the program, participants had the opportunity to see the work as it was being installed, and speak directly with both artists about their process and ideas. The event commenced with a casual reception from 4:30-5:30, followed by a screening and panel discussion with IIY participants moderated by Sarah Nesbitt.

Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth is designed for youth ages 16 to 24. The program reverses a pre-existing interpretive model used within arts institutions that often produce short videos as educational devices. These often include interviews with artists or curators, images of artworks and installation shots; they often reference artists’ biographies, previous artworks, and at times, glimpse into artists’ studios. These videos are usually presented online or within the gallery or museum in close proximity to the artworks, and tend to place an emphasis on the artist’s and institution’s intention over the experience of the viewer.

The “Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth” program inversely begins with the youth’s experience of the artwork, challenging conventional models of art interpretation by overturning basic roles of authority and authorship.

The next session begins August 16th, 2017. To apply to the IIY program, or for more information about this and other education programs, please contact Sarah Nesbitt at sarah@plugin.org. For general information please contact: info@plugin.org or call 1.204.942.1043.

This program is sponsored in part by Payworks and Wawanesa Insurance. We thank Just TV for their dedicated and expert partnership.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. You make a difference.

We gratefully acknowledge the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Payworks and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.

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 plugin.org/support or by contacting Angela Forget: angela@plugin.org

Related exhibits: 
Ray Fenwick: A Greenhouse. Evening.
Patrick Cruz: Titig Kayumanggi (Brown Gaze)

The Unmanageable Artist, A Respondent talk by Howie Chen, March 16, 2017

On Thursday, March 16th, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presented a respondent talk with New York based artist, writer, educator and curator, Howie Chen. Chen’s background in economics conjoins with a visual acuity resulting in a unique critical perspective towards the production and dissemination of art. For this talk, Chen took up managerial technologies in Western democratic societies as they have been shaped by increased demand for autonomy and a creative life. As a template for self-sufficiency, the ‘unmanageable’ artist now faces a critical crisis of contradictions and precarity. Using managerialism as a backdrop, he examined current dissonance within art discourse and its relation to the rise of neoliberalism and reactionary politics today.

As a respondent, Chen’s poetic, critical and interdisciplinary methodology resonates with Keefer’s treatment of class, interest in the visual language of marketing, exploitation of public trust, and abstracted circulation of information addressed in her solo exhibition, FIRST CLASS, SECOND THOUGHTS, INTERMINABLE SWELL currently on display at Plug In.

Howie Chen is a New York–based curator engaged in collaborative art production and research. His curatorial and institutional work experience includes the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA PS1 (New York). He is a founder of Dispatch, a NYC curatorial production office and JEQU, a research project to assess how sociological and cultural economic approaches to art world debates can augment artistic critique. In 2003, with artist Mika Tajima, he formed New Humans, a moniker for collaborations with musicians, artists and designers that was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and has more recently undertaken projects at SFMOMA (San Francisco) and South London Gallery. Writings include IRL (Primary Information) and Transformers (Badlands Unlimited). Chen was recently The Jane Farver Memorial curator in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP).

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Investors Group and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.

Artist Talk with Jeneen Frei Njootli, Saturday, April 1, 2017

On Saturday, April 1, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presented an artist talk by Jeneen Frei Njootli. As an emerging interdisciplinary artist Frei Njootli is known for her performative sound pieces, sparse sculptural forms, community engagement and material sensitivity.

For this talk, Frei Njootli introduced us to her practice and her forthcoming project for LandMarks2017. She spoke to the consumption of the northern landscape, Indigenous bodies and their labour in visual culture as an ongoing set of problematics and politics that her work engages with. 

Frei Njootliis an interdisciplinary artist of the Vuntut Gwitchin self-governing Nation, whose home community is in Old Crow, Yukon. Her practice takes a critical approach to the materials she uses, which often reflect her investigations of the history of trade and intercultural exchange with a particular focus on “Bush Theory.” This term defines a way of navigating relationships to colonial power from a knowledge situated in the Arctic. Frei Njootli is co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective, a community located primarily on social media dedicated to Indigenous womxn’s self-determination. Her advocacy in this field is evident throughout her practice unfolding in her work as a cultural tattoo practitioner and facilitator of skill sharing workshops.

Jeneen Frei Njootli received her BFA from Emily Carr University, and is currently pursuing her MFA on unceded Musqueam territory at the University of British Columbia. Her work is gaining national recognition with exhibitions at the Macaulay & Co Fine Arts, Vancouver; the Vancouver Art Gallery; Trinity Square Video, Toronto; Art Mur, Montreal; and the Ottawa Art Gallery. In 2016, she won the William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists from the Hnatyshyn Foundation. She is currently featured in the exhibition wnoondwaamin: we hear them at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon where she will have a solo exhibition in September 2017.

This artist talk is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director’s Circle.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Payworks and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.