Plug In ICA’s STAGES biennial 2019

  • Date: Friday, August 16, 2019 – Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Time: 12:00am
  • Venue: Plug In ICA, Buhler Centre, 460 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
  • Admission: 0
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Raymond Boisjoly (Vancouver)

Daniel Buren (Paris, France)

FASTWÜRMS (Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse)(Toronto)

Kenneth Lavallee (Winnipeg)

Joar Nango (Tromse, Norway)

Silke Otto-Knapp (Los Angeles, U.S.A)

Andrea Roberts (Winnipeg)

STAGES as an exhibition, sets out to activate the city of Winnipeg with temporary public sculpture and performances by international and local artists. Initiated in 2017 with STAGES: Drawing the Curtain, the 2019 exhibition will again span the city of Winnipeg but with a further reach, engaging abandoned industrial sites, apartment buildings, parks, and other public sites, commissioning 6 new works as well as remounting an historic artwork first presented in the Winnipeg Apartments in Toronto.  Many of the works are still in the research phase so more information is forth-coming. For up to date information please visit our website at


Our Presenting Sponsor for Stages Speaker Series & STAGES 2019 is The Winnipeg Foundation, with the generous donation of our Featured Artist Sponsor: Mike Nesbitt; our Major Sponsors: Daniel Friedman & Rob Dalgliesh; our Engaging Sponsors Susan Glass & Arni Thorstienson; DIALOG design; and BLDG architecture; our Supporting Sponsors The French Embassy in Toronto and Downtown BIZ, Winnipeg; and our numerous Contributing Sponsors: Gary Ursell, Assiniboine Credit Union, and KMPG LLP.

Stages Biennial could not be presented without the support of our Community Partners: Alt Hotel, Alliance Française, MB, Winnipeg Tourism, Trotzdem Inc, the Winnipeg Art Gallery; and Leon A. Brown Ltd 

With respect for First Nations and Métis ancestors, we acknowledge that STAGES will be presented on Treaty One Territory, the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Dakota, Métis and Oji-Cree Nations and the passing ground of the Dene Peoples. The land and our acknowledgment of its history considers the Indigenous history of this land – its disruption through colonialism, the impacts and actions, which remain a battle today.

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 Angela Forget:

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