7 PM - 9 PM
The party before 'THE' party. Be witness to a one-night-only commissioned artwork, created with the Power Ball VIP experience as the motivating force. Enjoy the best in contemporary food and cocktail culture in a space truly unlike any other.
Pedro&Juana is a studio from Mexico City founded by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss that works on a variety of projects across creative professions. Some of them include: Sesiones Puerquito or Little Pig (2012-2014), cooking a suckling as a pretext for better conversation. Archivo Pavilion (2012), an intervention in the gardens of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura DF/Mexico. Hellmut (2013), a Table turn Bench turn Table for Gallery 1 of Museo Jumex DF/Mexico. Casa Reyes (2011-2012), an annex in an ex-colonial house in Merida/Yucatan. Cocina DS (2013), a kitchenette entrance for Dorothea Schlueter Galerie in Hamburg/Germany. Turin 42 (2013-2015) a small apartment complex within and on top of a 1918 House DF/Mexico. Pavilion of Hotel Palenque is not in Yucatán, a de-differentiated structure at the Hessel Museum of Art, NY (2014).
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Francesco Pedraglio is an artist working with writing, performance, film and installation. He was born in Como, Italy. He lives in between London and Mexico City. Recent performances and exhibitions include: Piano Nobile, Geneva (2015); Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin (2015); The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand (2015); Kunsthalle Wien (2015); DropCity, Newcastle (2015); MAZ-Museo de Zapopan, Mexico (2014); CCA Glasgow (2014); Hayward Gallery, London (2014); Rowing, London (2013); Jeu de Paume (2013), Kunsthalle Basel (2012); ICA (2012); Auto Italia South East (2012); Galerie Kamm, Berlin (2012); Hollybush Gardens, London (2011), The National Portrait Gallery, London (2011); Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2011).
In December 2016 he published 99 battles and 1 war (an extract) with Piano Nobile. His first novel A man in a room spray painting a fly was published by Book Works in summer 2014. Also in 2014 he was also the co-editor of the anthology of artists’ writings Cadavere Quotidiano, published by X-TRA (Los Angeles). The Object Lessons, a novella made in collaboration with Nina Beier and Marie Lund, was published by Mousse in 2012. Together with artist Tania Perez Cordova he initiated the Mexico/UK publishing house Juan de la Cosa / John of the Thing. In 2007 he founded the London art space FormContent.
Power Ball Party Artists
9 PM - 1 AM
The main event. Indulge in a truly unique experience of art, gastronomy and more with the unbeatable Toronto skyline as the backdrop to the most notorious party of the year.
Winnipeg-born, Montreal-based artist Daniel Barrow works in projection performance, installation, video, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He has presented his projection performances at The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The International Film Festival Rotterdam; The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival; and the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival. Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award, Canada's largest prize for young Canadian artists, and the 2013 Glenfiddich Artist-In-Residence Prize.
Recognised as one of the leading representatives of a new generation of artists working with digital technologies to create hyper-real, highly charged landscapes, Kelly Richardson has been widely acclaimed in North America, Asia and Europe. Recent one person exhibitions include Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver; VOID Derry; Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; and a major survey at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Her work was selected for the Beijing, Busan, Canadian, Gwangju and Montréal biennales, and major moving image exhibitions including the The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington and Caixaforum, Barcelona; and Visions Fugitives at Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing. Her video installations have been included in the Toronto International Film Festival as part of Future Projections (2012), Sundance Film Festival in New Frontier (2011 and 2009) and in 2009, she was honoured as the featured artist at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards.
Richardson’s work has been acquired into significant museum collections across the UK, USA and Canada including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Arts Council Collection, England; and Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Kelly Richardson was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada in 1972. Having studied fine and media arts, she received her undergraduate degree from the Ontario College of Art & Design and her masters degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and Newcastle University. She has been living and working in North East England since 2003.
WayHome Music & Arts Pop-Up Stage:
The Power Plant partners with WayHome Music & Arts to present an exclusive Power Ball pop-up concert featuring Darcys, an alternative pop duo from Toronto, Canada. Darcy’s latest album, Centerfold, released in November 2016, is inspired by the shameless maximalist lean of 1980s classics like Back To The Future and Blade Runner and the era’s grandiose pop efforts, be they from Bowie or Chic. They have worked with major producers and mixers, toured North America, Europe and Australia, self-produced subsequent releases, and been extensively covered by press from NPR to Nylon. The duo continues to grow a strong fan base not only through their Toronto ties but on a national scale, due to their high energy on-stage and engaging stage presence, Darcys have been able to captivate the audience through their blend of music, art and style.
Andrea Yu, also known as YUKNODIS, is a DJ from Toronto highly sought after for her eclectic taste in music and the energy she brings behind the decks. Her ability to harmoniously blend underground sounds with classic and well known hip-hop and R&B has helped her quickly gain impressive momentum in the city. Although she is deeply rooted in hip-hop and R&B, her diverse taste in music can bring you anywhere from future bass, to UK Garage, to house, dancehall and everything in between.
Blending the funk of ‘70s bass, the synth of ‘80s keys, and contemporary pop vocal melodies, Ralph creates a unique sound that combines disco, pop, synth and soul. With the recent release of her EP, Ralph has compiled a six-track collection that navigates the sea of relationships, exploring lust, jealousy, deception and personal strength. Laying emphasis on smart, honest lyrics, the songs stand out within the genre of pop music, exuding a realness that connects with listeners on a personal level. Recently featured on Spotify’s billboard in Dundas Square, listed as one of Spotify and Buzzfeeds ‘Artists to Watch in 2017’, and picked as Apple Music’s ‘Artist of the Week’, Ralph shows no signs of slowing down.