Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba

STAGES 2021. Photo: Karen Asher.


August 11 – September 3, 2023
Multiple Locations, Winnipeg

Launch Party: Friday August 12, 2023, 7pm CDT
The Beer Can, 1 Granite Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0Y9

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is delighted to announce this year’s iteration of their Biennial offsite public exhibition series, STAGES.

Between August 11 and September 3, 2023, they will run six projects throughout the city by six selected artists from across the country. Each of these artists were selected to research a site within the city limits to activate, respond to, or consider as a point of departure. The artists gathered for this iteration of STAGES represent an array of idiosyncratic practices with a nuanced attunement to the world today and its ever-refracting complexities. They work within, and around modalities that are steeped in social, theoretical, and aesthetic practices in equal measure. Their respective artistic disciplines are invariably multiple and generous in what they impart. Plug In ICA is very excited to share their work and the intricate conversations they hold.

The following artists for STAGES 2023 are:
Hangama Amiri, from Kabul, Nova Scotia, Ontario, & New York
Ekene Emeka-Maduka, from Manitoba
Marisa Gallemit, from Ontario
Kosisochukwu Nnebe, from Quebec
Lou Sheppard, from Nova Scotia
Paul Zacharias, from Manitoba

Please join Plug In ICA on Friday August 12, 7pm CDT @ the Beer Can for music, remarks, and the opportunity to meet the artists involved this year. There will be guided tours available throughout the duration of STAGES; you can stay updated through the Plug In ICA website.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Summer Institute: Slow Wonderings
Led by faculty Maggie Groat and Crystal Mowry
August 7 – 19, 2023
Open Studio: August 19 @ 6pm CDT
Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Ave #1, Winnipeg, MB

Plug In ICA stands on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the National homeland of the Red River Métis.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. Plug In ICA acknowledges the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

Plug In ICA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. Plug In ICA could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

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 Caitlin Thomas-Dunn at

For more information on public programming and exhibitions contact Luther Konadu at

For general information, please contact:, call +1 204.942.1043, or visit our website.

Plug In ICA
460 Portage Ave #1, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0E8

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Image Descriptions:
1. Photo from STAGES 2021 taken by Karen Asher of guests standing in the evening, lit by streetlights, in the lot where Tsēmā Igharas’ Tailings Pool was installed.