Artist Run Exhibition Space hijakcing a space in a mall.
Taking the name from a place of contested interactions, the Plaza is a site of congregation and conversation, it functions as the heart of exchange and commerce. A composition of cacophony that shows possibilities of multiplicity.
Plaza Projects is an Artist Run Space located in Aberdeen Square mall in Richmond, BC, Canada occupying an empty mall lot that is for lease. Negotiated from the mall, the gallery is to take over the lot for the duration of one year free of rent. Exhibitions and programming are a considered in context of rapid urbanization and issues and use of space within a capitalist system.
We are dedicated to the dissemination, discussion, and realization of contemporary art. Exhibitions, talks, events, and other projects are developed with emerging and established artists, providing space for experimentation, research, and practice. Furthermore, creating an inter-generational as well as multidisciplinary discourse. Plaza Projects aims to show an alternative in a commercial context, to shift a site of consumption to a site of dialogue.
The space is returned to the market for lease after the project has ended.