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OF ALL POSSIBLE FUTURES

Curry Building, 245 Portage Avenue

Opening Night: Friday, April 1, 7-10pm

Curator Talk: Sunday, April 24, 12:30pm

Exhibit Hours: Thursdays & Saturdays 12-4pm

 

This exhibit presents an assemblage of contemporary Winnipeg artists, designers, poets, filmmakers, and musicians, who dream of futures using the remnants of the day. Each team of creatives uses an existing downtown Winnipeg building as a launching pad - buildings that have all been wary of the wrecking ball - all with storied pasts and uncertain futures.

Curator: Joe Kalturnyk

Artists (full bios below): Teresa Lyons, Hannah Thiessen, Kate Sherrin, Iman Ali, Tony Neustaedter, Rhayne Vermette, Chimwemwe Undi, Nathan Krahn, Alexandra Elliott, Neilla Hawley, Mackenzie Skoczylas, Nicole Luke, Jonato Dalayoan, Josiah Dalayoan, Jacqueline Young

All Storefront events are free and open to the public.

 

Joe Kalturnyk was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Kalturnyk spent many years in the construction industry and completed a Masters of Architecture degree in 2009 from the University of Manitoba. Joe Kalturnyk served as director and principal curator of RAW:Gallery of Architecture and Design (2010-2015), a contemporary art gallery established in 2010 to foster a dialogue between artists and architects about ideas surrounding space and the city. In conjunction with RAW:Gallery, Kalturnyk founded several outdoor projects, POST NO BILLS, MARC on Albert and several installations with Nuit Blanche Winnipeg and Winnipeg Design Festival. In 2013 Joe Kalturnyk co-founded RAW:almond, an award winning, internationally recognized annual temporary fine dining restaurant. Along with installations and event planning Kalturnyk has designed for theatre and community related projects. 

 

Boyd Medical Arts
 

Teresa Lyons is a Masters of Architecture student at the University of Manitoba, and a graduate of the Environmental Design Program (2021). As a born-and-raised Winnipegger, she is interested in the city’s culture and day-to-day conditions. Her studio work often proposes experimental solutions to social issues, frequently expressed through modelling. In her spare time, she can be found wandering around Winnipeg or exploring its nearby parks.

 

Hannah Thiessen, a recent Architecture graduate from the University of Manitoba’s Environmental Design program, focuses her work on the architectural strategies in place to conceal human suffering. She believes that many urban landscapes are unfit grounds for an overdue collective grief.

 

Kate Sherrin is a recent graduate of the University of Manitoba's Environmental Design Program (2021) and is currently working as an intern at Plug In ICA. She values community-led, participatory design practices and is interested in how sustainable, affordable structures can be constructed using flexible, adaptable materials to empower individuals and foster thriving communities. On weekends, Kate loves to make pasta, hunt for deals on furniture, and drink wine in the Whiteshell.

 

Living and working in treaty 1 territory, Iman Ali is a local photographer, designer, and artist who is currently a set and graphic designer for IATSE 856. Graduating from the University of Manitoba in 2019 with a BA in Environmental Design she has taken her education and adapted it to other fields of design work. Being a child of immigrants, she is often concerned with constructs of community and identity. She translates and studies these ideas by exploring public art, the imagined built world of film, and street photography.

 

McIntyre Block

  

Tony Neustaedter studied architecture and has worked on a variety of international, residential, cultural, restorative and speculative architectural and design projects. He maintains a studio practice, exploring natures of light, object and reference, material and fabrication processes through a focus on making. He teaches a bachelor design studio at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture.

 

Rhayne Vermette was born in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba. It was while studying architecture at the University of Manitoba, that she fell into the practices of image making and storytelling. Primarily self taught, Rhayne’s films are opulent collages of fiction, animation, documentary, reenactments and divine interruption.  Her work has screened internationally and highlights screenings at the Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar Del Plata IFF, Viennale, Jeonju IFF, Valdivia International FIlm Festival and DocumentaMadrid. Her first feature length narrative, Ste. Anne, exploded into the world and was awarded TIFF’s Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film in 2021.

Public Safety Building

Chimwemwe Undi is a poet and writer. Her work has appeared in the pages of Brick, Border Crossings and CBC, and on stages for the Walrus, the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and the Edinburgh International Writers Festival, among others. She lives, writes and practices law on Treaty 1 territory, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Nathan Krahn is a cellist and composer who has worked in Winnipeg’s experimental, folk, and indie music scenes. He has composed works performed at Cluster Music Festival, written string arrangements for TWIN, Eagle Lake Owls, Great Wealth, French Press, From Giants, and more.  He lives and works on Treaty 1 territory, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

 

Portage Place Mall  

 

After performing her own work in New York, Alexandra Elliott and Hurricane Sandy came face to face. Physically demanding and emotionally charged, her work made it back to her hometown of Winnipeg and beyond. Her dances have been produced in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Halifax. Alex thanks Tedd Robinson for his ecstasy charged commission Logarian Rhapsody. She is the Director of Art Holm, a multidisciplinary performance series in Winnipeg that showcases talented performing artists.

 

Cultivated by chaos and the ever-evolving lattice of community, Neilla Hawley belongs to Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Treaty One Territory. As a dance artist and human, they embrace and channel the vast offerings of queerness and exist within their settler ancestors' legacy. Co-creator of upcoming work to be co-produced by The Manitoba Museum in March 2022, past Artist-In-Residence for Young Lungs Dance Exchange Research Series (2020). They have created independent works for Cluster Festival, YLDE, and Winnipeg Fringe Festival’s 2021 Winter Series. Neilla has worked with lens-based artist Karen Asher and choreographers Alexandra Elliott, Stephanie Ballard, Odette Heyn, Alexandra Winters, and Harold Rhéaume and performed the works of Rachel Browne under the direction of Stephanie Ballard and Kristin Haight. Neilla has danced in Winnipeg, Léon and Guanajuato, México, and in Québec with Le fils d’Adrien danse. Member of BOSS Dance Team. BA Honours in Dance from The University of Winnipeg (School of Contemporary Dancers).

 

The Hudson Bay Store  

 

Mackenzie Skoczylas is an architectural intern who has been working with Prairie Architects since the Spring of 2021. She graduated in 2021 from the University of Manitoba with a Masters degree in Architecture. In addition to her abilities in architecture, Mackenzie identifies as an Ojibwe woman and a member of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. She aims to apply Indigenous values and traditional knowledge to a variety of contemporary projects. 

 

Nicole Luke is an Inuk architectural graduate currently working with Verne Reimer Architecture. She graduated in 2021 from the University of Manitoba with a Masters Degree in Architecture. Nicole is passionate about culture and design specifically related to the Arctic as her family resides in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. Due to her exposure in urban areas, she is focused on the design realities communities face between rural and non-rural areas and believes the built environment is a key factor to socio-economic agency. She is committed to Indigenous initiatives as well as sustainable building practices. 

 

394 Portage Ave.

  

Jonato Dalayoan is an award-winning graphic designer whose work is distinguished by a unique blend of urban art and graphic design. Jonato take pride in his versatility, both conceptually and aesthetically. While drawing inspiration from his family, heritage, faith, nature and artistic interests, Jonato's work has blessed canvases from sides of buildings to billboards – and all points between. Armed with an education from Red River College's acclaimed graphic design program, and sporting nearly two decades of experience in a number of leading agencies in the Prairies, he is currently the owner/operator of 4two Design Inc. His latest works for Manitoba 150, The Hazel View Properties - Arts Residence, Fortune Block and The Beer Can are only a few projects that he has had the opportunity to display his talents. Jonato’s mandate is simple... Do great work for great people while contributing positively to society using my talent and skills.

 

Josiah Dalayoan is a grade 9 student at College Beliveau and an aspiring Engineer. With strong mathematical and critical thinking skills, Josiah is eager to learn more about new discoveries in technology, and also has a passion for history, current events and languages. Being able to adapt to a variety of situation and process information quickly, Josiah is a quick study and does not hesitate when there is a challenge or problem to solve. Like most teens, Josiah plays sports such as Volleyball and Basketball, but is also passionate for the game of Chess which helps to keep him well rounded. We are excited to see the future holds for this young man.