The Power Plant Presents Three New Exciting Exhibitions for Fall 2023

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery opens its Fall 2023 season, featuring three new exhibitions with renowned international artists. On view starting October 13 are shows by Egyptian Canadian artist of Armenian descent Anna Boghiguian, Time of Change; French artist Abdelkader Benchamma, Solastalgia: Archaeologies of Loss; and American artist Aria Dean, Abattoir, U.S.A.!.

Don’t miss the chance to be among the firsts to explore the three shows and meet the exhibiting artists in person. On Thursday, October 12, ​​from 8 PM–11 PM, join the Opening Party of Fall 2023 Exhibitions at The Power Plant!

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Anna Boghiguian, The Chess Game, 2022. Installation view first floor, Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2022. Photo: Markus Tretter. Courtesy of the artist ©Anna Boghiguian, Kunsthaus Bregenz.

Anna Boghiguian
Time of Change

Time of Change maps Egyptian Canadian artist Anna Boghiguian’s interest in revolutionary upheavals spurred by political, social, and cultural ideas in the Americas, Europe, and North Africa. Following her vast travels throughout Canada and the globe, Boghiguian draws on her own lived experiences as a diasporic subject, examining the impact individuals have on history and how history impacts individuals. This exhibition presents installations and drawings—some newly commissioned for this exhibition—that reference historical characters and events that have played a role in shaping our modern world.

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Abdelkader Benchamma, Cosma, 2023. Exhibition view, Templon, Paris, 2023. Photo: Tanguy Beurdeley. Courtesy the artist and Templon, Paris – Brussels – New York.

Abdelkader Benchamma
Solastalgia: Archaeologies of Loss

Envisioned as a geological epic of our universe, Solastalgia: Archaeologies of Loss is a solo exhibition by French artist Abdelkader Benchamma that conjures enigmatic worlds and elemental forces at the precipice of transformation, evoking a yearning for worlds yet to be. Like an archaeologist, Benchamma unearths mythological symbols and legends inscribed by humanity onto the land, sky, and celestial bodies to create an elusive topography of dreams.

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Aria Dean, Abattoir, U.S.A.!, 2023. Single-channel video, sound, colour. 10:50 minutes. Courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York.

Aria Dean
Abattoir, U.S.A.!

The Power Plant is thrilled to be presenting Abattoir, U.S.A.!, the first Canadian solo exhibition of American artist and writer Aria Dean. The video installation surveys the interior of an empty slaughterhouse. In Dean’s animated film, the viewer follows a linear path through an impossible architecture—a seamless combination of nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century design elements and non-Euclidean spaces rather than a direct model of an existing building. This exhibition was organized and developed in partnership with The Vega Foundation.

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About The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading public gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for engaging with the advanced artistic culture of our time and offers an exceptional facility and professional support to diverse artists, while also engaging equally diverse audiences. The Power Plant pursues its activities through exhibitions, publications, and public programming that incorporates other areas of culture when they intersect with visual art. For more information, please visit

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