Jenifer Papararo

Jenifer Papararo is the Executive Director of Plug Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg. She was previously, the Curator at the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Vancouver and the Program Director at Mercer Union, Toronto. She has curated many solo and group exhibition, most recentlyFurther Than I Can Throw A Stone, a group exhibition of film and video work featuring Jeremy Blake, John Bock, Cécile B. Evans, Erica Eyres, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tristan Bera, Lisa Jackson, Karrabing Film Collective, John Knight, Kelly Mark, and Erika Vogt, and launched a city-wide poster campaign with Canadian artist Rodney Graham in Winnipeg.

Most recently, she curated STAGES: Drawing the Curtain, a temporary public art exhibition of sculpture and performance, commissioning work by nine artists: Abbas Akhavan, Pablo Bronstein, Erica Eyres, Kara Hamilton, Federico Herrero, Toril Johannessen, Divya Mehra, Krista Belle Stewart and Ron Tran. In early 2017, she presented solo exhibitions with Angie Keefer and Fred Sandback. She will present solo exhibitions with Skeena Reece and Divya Mehra in 2018. She is a founding member of Instant Coffee, whose work has been exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery; the Toronto Sculpture Garden; the Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; Subvision, Hamburg; Encuentro Internacional, Medellín; Sparwasser HQ, Berlin; the Americas Society, New York; and the 2nd Tirana International Biennial, Albania, and has recently published an e-catalogue with Western Front, Vancouver:

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