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PICA Loves Food

PICA Loves Food Raffle

Food Forays to Drool Over

Once again, PICA has partnered with some of Portland’s most innovative culinary artists to bring you…

(It'll be chill)

PICA + Precipice Fund Winter Soirée

Precipice Fund Reception & PICA's Seasonal Celebration

Come celebrate the season with us—or just try to thaw out from it. We’ll kick off…

PICA at West End
Darren O'Donnell

Darren O’Donnell

Public Lecture: The International Work of Mammalian Diving Reflex

PICA audiences will remember Toronto’s Mammalian Diving Reflex from their past TBA Festival projects, Haircuts by…

PICA at West End
The Lasting Concept

The Lasting Concept

Curated by Rob Halverson

Exhibition Open:

The Lasting Concept began as a conversation between Rob Halverson and curators Bob Nickas and Kristan…

PICA at West End
Keith Hennessy

Keith Hennessy

Bear/Skin

Bear/Skin is a dance that is politically motivated by the tension between killer cops and virgin sacrifice, between indigenous culture and modernist appropriation. It has (almost) nothing to do with gay bears and everything to do with The Rite of Spring, teddy bear shamanism, the reconstruction of ritual bear dances, action movies, suicide economics, and the poetry of springtime….

New Expressive Works
Keith Hennessy

Field Guide: Keith Hennessy

PICA’s signature public engagement program Field Guide continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory…

New Expressive Works: Studio 1
Creative Exchange Lab

Creative Exchange Lab

Spring Lab 2016

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the Spring 2016 Creative Exchange Lab…

Creative Exchange Lab

Creative Exchange Lab: Meet the Artists

Spring Lab 2016

Spend an evening with PICA’s Spring 2016 Creative Exchange Lab artists! Each artist in residence will…

The Cleaners at Ace Hotel
Drawing by Tetsuya Umeda

Tetsuya Umeda

See, Look at Observed what Watching is

Exhibition Open:

First Solo US Exhibition “Tetsuya Umeda’s installations are as much about the sounds as they are…

PICA at West End
Tetsuya Umeda

Tetsuya Umeda

It been moving at first

“A delicate soundscape, something between theater and performance, with finely tuned pandemonium: thin electrical wires, plugs…

Old Freeman Factory
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Field Guide: Burke Jam on Tetsuya Umeda

Don’t miss this very special Field Guide in connection with Osaka-based artist Tetsuya Umeda’s one-night-only sound…

Old Freeman Factory
TADA!

TADA!

PICA’s Benefit Gala and After-Party

TADA!, PICA’s annual benefit gala, is back for 2016 and bigger than ever! Our 21st year…

The Redd
PICA's 21st

PICA’s 21st Birthday Party

DJs Troubled Youth & Daniela Karina, Princess Dimebag, and II Trill, with visuals from MSHR

Come join us at The Redd, we’ll be wearing sparkles and our best dancing shoes and hope you do too. Tickets will be available at the door for $5….

The Redd
Assembly

Darren O’Donnell

The Mammalian SMYLE, presented for Assembly

The Mammalian Succession Model of Youth Labour Engagement (SMYLE) is an approach to working with young…

Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)
Workshop

Pumps & Poses

Workshop with Isaiah Tillman and Kumari Suraj

Strut out your powerful Runway, Waacking, goddess realness! This 90 min “pumps optional” adventure through dance…

New Expressive Works
Juliana Huxtable, part of TBA:16 Opening Night

TBA:16

The 2016 Time-Based Art Festival

Various Locations
Makeup on Empty Space. Photo by Emma Christ.

Makeup on Empty Space

TBA:16 Visual Art, Curated by Kristan Kennedy

Exhibition Open:

A NOTE FROM KRISTAN KENNEDY Here we are, on the cusp of a new space. It…

Various Locations
Opening Night Dinner

TBA:16 Opening Night Dinner

There’s no place like home… gather with us at the PICA family table with friends and…

PICA at Hancock
Kelly Pratt

Kelly Pratt

Fanfare: Birth > Rebirth

PICA COMMISSION: Commissioned for the opening night of TBA:16, Fanfare: Birth > Rebirth is a celebration…

PICA at Hancock
Juliana Huxtable

Juliana Huxtable

Part of PICA at Hancock Opening Night for TBA:16 Juliana Huxtable will treat opening night audiences…

PICA at Hancock
Workshop

VOGUE MOVE!

Workshop with Father Stephaun Blahnik

DANCE/MOVEMENT: Get warmed up for Critical Mascara’s “A Post-Realness Extravaganza” with legendary Father Stephaun Blahnik. In this…

New Expressive Works
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Juliana Huxtable

with Sampada Aranke

Please note: the time for this dialogue has changed and will now begin at 11:30 AM….

PICA at West End
Sacha Yanow

Sacha Yanow

Cherie Dre

Exhibition Open:

The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, is proud to present Cherie Dre: New…

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Panel

Panel: Festival as Platform

with Silvia Bottiroli, Helen Cole, Melissa Levin, and Angela Mattox

In a spirited launch of this year’s TBA, artistic directors of leading national and international art…

PICA at West End
Morgan Thorson

Morgan Thorson

Still Life

Co-presented with Portland Art Museum WEST COAST PREMIERE: Within the galleries of the Portland Art Museum,…

Portland Art Museum
Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: Morgan Thorson

Facilitated by Linda K. Johnson

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

Christian Rizzo

Christian Rizzo/ICI-CCN Montpellier

d’aprés une histoire vraie

“…the joy of being alive, of being together momentarily, and the visceral excitement of dancing.” —LE…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Narcissister

Narcissister

Narcissistic Advance

Wearing mask and merkin, Narcissister’s spectacle-rich live performances tackle issues of gender, racial identity, and sexuality….

PICA at Hancock
Ivo Dimchev

Ivo Dimchev

Songs from my shows

“Animalistic one moment, delicate the next, he meshes darkness and lightness with verbal and physical dexterity.”…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
Workshop

Morning of Movement

Workshop with House of Aquarius

DANCE/MOVEMENT: Creators of Portland’s very own House of Aquarius – William Ylvisaker, Grace Eucker, and Akela Jaffi…

New Expressive Works
PMOMA

Libby Werbel

Portland Museum of Modern Art: Houseguest

Co-presented with Houseguest A weekend-long, build-it-ourselves outdoor modern art museum, artist Libby Werbel orchestrates an exhibition…

Pioneer Courthouse Square
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Narcissister

with Ariel Osterweis

Narcissister talks performance, dance, video art, photography, and activism across popular and experimental media with TBA…

PICA at West End
Guest Scholars

Introducing TBA:16 Guest Scholars

Brief Presentations on Art and Research

For the first time, we’ve invited six visiting and local scholars and artists to immerse themselves…

PICA at West End
Blind Cinema

Britt Hatzius

Blind Cinema

US PREMIERE: In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row…

Hollywood Theatre
Panel

Panel: Portland’s Next Wave

Emerging Women Artists-Curators-Producers of Color

Women artists of color are at the forefront of Portland’s expanding cultural and nightlife scenes, producing…

PICA at West End
Meg Wolfe

Meg Wolfe

New Faithful Disco

PICA COMMISSION: In Meg Wolfe’s lushly physical New Faithful Disco, belief is made manifest as energy….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
Maria Baranova

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble

The Art of Luv (Part 1): Elliot

WEST COAST PREMIERE: On May 23, 2014, Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured 13 in…

Reed College Performing Arts Bldg.: Black Box Theatre
Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: Narcissister

Facilitated by Ariel Osterweis

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

Critical Mascara

Pepper Pepper

Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza

Critical Mascara, “A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza,” returns for its fourth year serving a wild hybrid of…

PICA at Hancock
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: A.K. Burns

with Stephanie DeGooyer

A.K. Burns’ epic four-channel video installation, A Smeary Spot, is infused with a constellation of queer…

PICA at West End
Panel

Panel: Black Queer Feminist Performance NOW

with Kemi Adeyemi, Sampada Aranke, sidony o'neal, taisha paggett, and Keijaun Thomas

TBA artists and scholars discuss what it means to make experimental performance through a Black queer…

PICA at West End
Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: Keijaun Thomas

Facilitated by Lisa Jarrett

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

Keijaun Thomas

Keijaun Thomas

Distance is Not Separation: Section 1. Selective Seeing: Corners, You, Section 2: Painted Images, Colored Symbols: She’s Hard, She Q

Part of Makeup on Empty Space, curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: In Thomas’ most…

PICA at Hancock
Kelly Pratt

Kelly Pratt

No No Soliciting

No No Soliciting will feature several of Portland’s most talented and respected musicians and songwriters performing…

PICA at Hancock
Workshop

To not think of a future.

Workshop with Marbles Jumbo Radio

DANCE/MOVEMENT: What would it be like to move from your blind spot? To not think of a…

New Expressive Works
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Morgan Thorson

with Sara Krajewski

Choreographer Morgan Thorson discusses her TBA project, Still Life, an ongoing installation that processes loss, killing,…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta

Deseos/تابغر [Desires]

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In the early 19th century, a Colombian named Martina was investigated by the…

Hollywood Theatre
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Don’t Get Me Started

Hosted by Andrew Dickson and co-produced with Claudia Meza It’s time we said it, 2016 has…

PICA at Hancock
celPR

Creative Exchange Lab: Meet the Artists

Brief Presentations by Fall 2016 Cohort

PICA welcomes ten artists who will be in residence throughout TBA as part of our Creative…

PICA at West End
Welcome to the Neighborhood Live!

DJ Klyph

Welcome to the Neighborhood Live!

Welcome to the Neighborhood Live! expands the reach of the weekly radio broadcast bringing the very…

PICA at Hancock
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: TBA Visual Artists

in conversation with Kristan Kennedy & Stephanie Snyder

Please note: the location for this dialogue has changed to a different room within the PNCA…

PNCA: BridgeLab
Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: A.K. Burns

Facilitated by Stephanie DeGooyer

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

Luke Wyland

Luke Wyland

AU and the Camas High School Choir

AU’s new collaboration with the Camas High School choir is an explosive, joyful expression of community…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Dylan Mira

Dylan Mira

Duty Free

Part of Makeup on Empty Space, curated by Kristan Kennedy US PREMIERE: a woman under the…

PICA at Hancock
Amenta Abioto

burke jam presents Blind Coven

Featuring Amenta Abioto

Blind Coven will feature Portland-based songwriter, songstress, and actor Amenta Abioto. Abioto’s work is on the…

PICA at Hancock
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Britt Hatzius

with Darren O'Donnell

Artist Britt Hatzius shares her process behind the innovative and engaging Blind Cinema, and exchanges thoughts…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
Ali Chahrour

Ali Chahrour

Leila's Death

Leila prepares the ceremony of death She transcribes her grief and sings it through Ataaba She…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
Sacha Yanow

Sacha Yanow

Dad Band

Co-presented with the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and John and Anne Hauberg…

Reed College Performing Arts Bldg.: Black Box Theatre
CInema Project

Cinema Project

The Mechanics Laid Bare

Referencing the psychedelic light shows of the ’60s and ’70s as well as the harsh noise…

PICA at Hancock
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Ali Chahrour

with Maya Mikdashi

Ali Chahrour shares insights into his deeply layered TBA performance, Leila’s Death, as informed by contemporary…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: Ali Chahrour

Facilitated by Maya Mikdashi

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

Mohamed El Khatib

Mohamed El Khatib

Finir en beauté

US PREMIERE: French/Moroccan author and director Mohamed El Khatib presents a solo lecture presentation on loss…

PSU: Lincoln Hall Boiler Room Theatre
Geumhyung Jeong

Geumhyung Jeong

7ways

Where lies the boundary between the body and the machine? In an empty space, illuminated only…

New Expressive Works