The Ugly – live art venue

The Ugly at aceartinc. is a venue for artists working in live art and disciplines such as dance and theater that crossover into a contemporary art context. It is a platform for experimentation and research.

The Ugly has been created in response to a swell in demand for flexible performance space by artists for live art. It is a temporary, discrete space situated in the 400 sq ft space between the office and main gallery. It is designed to be a supportive venue for artists from Winnipeg and beyond providing free use of the space, free use of available equipment, and free cross promotion. The artist takes 100% of the door. A small staffing fee is the only cost.

The Ugly is named in honour of Professor Sharon Alward, one of Winnipeg’s most respected performance artists, mentors, and a great supporter of aceartinc.. It references her work Ugly But Not Inferior (1997). Professor Alward gave a public lecture on 3 May 2019 at aceartinc.



Lucky 7 Vol. 1: Gabriela Ocejo & Matt Foster // Savant Flaneur

Lucky 7 is a pilot performance series in Winnipeg, MB, intersecting musicians from far reaching genres and disciplines.

The idea behind Lucky 7 is simple: bring together two ensembles from different backgrounds, with complimentary skill sets to play a show: two individual sets and one collaborative set.

Tiny Desk meets the Bate Building.

Organized by Ashley Au.

Friday, February 8, 2019

doors @ 7:00pm // show @ 7:30pm

$10 admission // limited space // advance tix available by emailing

find us on instagram @lucky7wpg




Davis Plett
November 15-18, 2018