Plug In ICA is a forerunner in the exhibition and commissioning of visual culture across media and disciplines. As an institute it fosters the production of art while expanding audiences. Exhibitions include work by international artists and by emerging local artists. Educational programs provide guided experiences of contemporary art and ask about the importance of art and artists in Canadian culture. Free admission. Tues to Fri noon - 6 pm; Thurs till 8 pm; Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm.
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0E8
Tues to Fri noon - 6 pm; Thurs till 8 pm; Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm.
Mentions in Galleries West
Vahap Avṣar, Maryam Jafri, Christian Jankowski and Duane Linklater, The State, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, July 1 to September 11, 2016
Citizens typically experience the state’s coercive power through airport security, traffic lights and taxes. As the artists in "The State" make clear, however, the repressive genius of state power lies in its ability to impose itself.
Oct 12, 2016
Kim Beom, a leading conceptual artist in South Korea, presents "Continuing Studies," which uses absurdist humour to consider conventional learning structures.
Apr 29, 2016
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art receives international funding award from The Andy Warhol Foundation
Plug In ICA announced that The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has bestowed the organization with $80,000 USD to support artistic programming over the next two years.
Feb 21, 2016
"The Belgrade Hand," Aleksandra Domanović: Sept. 27 to Jan. 3, 2015 at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg
Serbian-born artist Aleksandra Domanović explores how images and information circulate, rearranging them to produce new content and meaning.
Sep 21, 2015
"Was Once Tomorrow", Feb. 7 to March 15, 2015 at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg
Art magazines that emerged and folded in Canada between 1990 and 2000 are the focus of Yesterday Was Once Tomorrow (or, A Brick is a Tool).
Jan 19, 2015
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art Board of Directors announces the appointment of Jenifer Papararo as Director, Programs. Papararo has fifteen years of experience within the field of contemporary art.
Aug 22, 2014
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila Spence as Director, Administration and Development.
Aug 14, 2014
The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art taps into current anxieties in "Toxicity," bringing together work by 12 artists who explore issues that relate to biotechnology, biosecurity, biomedicine and biopolitics.
Dec 21, 2013
This group show, its title a sidelong wink to how we come to know and digest other cultures through food, features a mix of Chinese, Canadian and Chinese-Canadian artists who explore ideas about cross-cultural exchange.
May 15, 2013
"MY WINNIPEG: THE ARTISTS' CHOICE": Feb. 9, 2013 to March 17, 2013, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB
This exhibition is often a kind of “My Life” by 14 Winnipeg artists nominated by participants in the project’s earlier chapters. Sometimes, though, we wonder at the exact connection.
Apr 11, 2013
"A Moon or a Button," new works by Michael Dumontier, is similar to a haiku by Basho or a zinger from Groucho Marx — a few well-chosen words and the world drops away from beneath you.
Dec 31, 2011
ROB KOVITZ "Ice Fishing in Gimli," December 12, 2009 to February 21, 2010, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg
“I’ve never made a dime off my books,” says Winnipeg architect-turned-artist Rob Kovitz. “My projects have always been a luxury, something low-key I did on the side.”
Dec 31, 2009
JENNIFER STILLWELL, December 12, 2008 to January 24, 2009, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg
After graduating from the Masters program at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, Winnipeg-based artist Jennifer Stillwell has been showing across the globe, garnering an excellent reputation.
Aug 31, 2008
Winnipeg is famous for its art fundraisers — posh spreads at the Hotel Fort Garry, the now legendary, wall-to-wall frenzies at aceart, MAWA’s carnivalesque "Dollhouse" where bidding comes under pressure of time, and Platform’s "triple exposure."
Dec 31, 2007
"I think the general public tends to like my paintings and the art world tends not to like them. And the art world likes the installations while the general public is perhaps mystified by them."
Dec 31, 2006
Austrian/New York artist Erwin Redel's installation at Plug In occupies the entire main exhibition space, defining the darkened gallery with a gently inclined grid of suspended blue LED lights.
Aug 31, 2005