In Conversation

Face to Face: An Evening with Mark Lewis

Face to Face is an intimate evening organized by The Power Plant that aims to support the gallery by bringing in vital funds required for our programming. The event includes a conversation between a leading artist and cultural producer and culminates in an intimate sit-down dinner. In the past we have hosted Mike Nelson, Simon Starling, Pae White, Ian Wallace to name a few.

For this years Face to Face, we will feature internationally renowned artist Mark Lewis. Mark will be 'in-conversation' with Ana Paula Cohen, who is the Co-Director of PIESP, an independent program for artists and curators in São Paulo, and Director of the project Embodied Archeology of Architecture and Landscape (Tel Aviv, 2013; São Paulo, 2014-2016).

Mark Lewis was born in Hamilton, Ontario and currently lives and works in London, U.K. Lewis attended Harrow College of Art in London and the Polytechnic of Central London, and began his career as a photographer before moving into film. He has had numerous solo shows in museums around the world such as Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2013), Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2013), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2009), BFI Southbank, London (2007), and the Musee d’art Moderne, Luxembourg (2005). In 2009, Lewis represented Canada in the 53rd Venice Biennale, curated by Barbara Fischer. Most recently Lewis had a solo exhibition at le Bal, Paris (2015), The Louvre, Paris (2014), as well as a presentation at the 31st Bienal de São Paulo (2014). Upcoming exhibitions include a solo exhibition at The Power Plant, Toronto in 2015.

Ana Paula Cohen is an independent curator, editor and writer. She has been a Visiting Professor at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2011–13), and the Co-Director of PIESP, an independent program for artists and curators in São Paulo (2013–14). She was the Curator-in-Residence at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York (2009–10), the Co-Curator for the 28th Bienal de São Paulo (2008), and Co-Curator of the project Encuentro Internacional de Medellín 07, Colombia (2007). Cohen was the Co-Founder and Director of the project Istmo – flexible archive (2004–07), in São Paulo. She has written for several art publications, concerning the work of artists such as Goldin+Senneby, Erick Beltrán, Mabe Bethônico, Renata Lucas, Lygia Clark, and Cildo Meireles. Cohen is currently working in the project Embodied Archeology of Architecture and Landscape (Tel Aviv, 2013; São Paulo, 2014-2016).



Co-Chairs

Ms. Pamela Meredith &
Ms. Jane Halverson



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