International Lecture Series

Ralph Rugoff

The Power Plant's long-running International Lecture Series (ILS) program brings some of today's greatest thinkers from around the world - high-profile artists, curators, and cultural commentators - to Toronto. Join our guest speakers as they present on their own work and on salient topics in contemporary art and culture.

In partnership with OCADU, The Power Plant will present the next talk in this series of lectures by featuring Ralph Rugoff.

Rugoff has been Director of the Hayward Gallery, a renowned contemporary art gallery at London's Southbank Centre, since 2006. Rugoff was just announced in December 2017 as Artistic Director of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. He curated the 13th Biennale de Lyon in 2015, and initiated and co-curated Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, in 2003.

A prolific writer about art for numerous publications, Rugoff spent six years as director of CCA Wattis Institute at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, prior to the Hayward. Before joining the CCA, he had been an independent curator since the early 1990s.