Instant Coffee | Violator
2012 | Neon sign | Edition of 3 | 9 x 12 x 2 "
Instant Coffee is an artist and curatorial collective in Vancouver and Winnipeg. They are most known for their architectural installations, which they use as venues to host events and showcase their work and that of other artists, musicians, writers and curators. They were established in 2000 and have morphed in membership but remain focused on using a social framework to create works from installations, events, multiples, and public artworks in manner that places processes of making into question.
Instant Coffee are currently working with Grunt Gallery, Vancouver to produce Pink Noise: Pop Up a performative installation for One and J Gallery in Seoul in March 2018. Instant Coffee has shown widely, including UDT at the Art Gallery of Ontario; Take the Easy Way, MKG127, Toronto and The hero, the villain, the salesman, the parent, a side kick and a servant, Simon Fraser Art Gallery, Vancouver. They have a comprehensive online publication with Western Front, Feeling So Much Yet Doing So Little. IC recently launched Colours a public artwork at MetroTown mall in Burnaby and are currently participating in the Fieldhouse Residency Program with the City of Vancouver. Instant Coffee's current members are Jinhan Ko, Jenifer Papararo, and Khan Lee, recent members include Kelly Lycan (2005-2015), Kate Monroe (1999-2014) and Cecila Berkovic (2000-2014), previous members include Jon Sasaki, Emily Hogg, Timothy Comeau and Stefan Crowhurst.
This work was donated to Plug In ICA's 2017 Gala and Art Auction, proceeds from the sale of this piece support our artistic and educational programming.
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