Regine Basha is a curator who, for the past 15 years has worked in Montreal, New York and Austin. Her undergraduate work at NYU was in Studio Art and Art History and her graduate work was at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (class of 96). As an independent curator she has been mostly involved in realizing context-specific situations for the production of new work in both public and private space, as well as considering alternative curatorial practice.

In the mid-90s, she was a part of two collectives with artists, Mayday Productions and The Brewster Project, each of which realized temporal and experimental projects throughout New York City’s parks, hotels and neighboring townships. In Austin, she produced numerous special projects, exhibitions, screenings, symposia and residencies for artists in conjunction Arthouse, and with Fluent~Collaborative, an organization she co-founded with Laurence Miller.

Basha’s recent and upcoming exhibitions include an exhibition about listening with Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello (Lora Reynolds Gallery), an exhibition with Berlin-based Setareh Shahbazi (Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara), and a town-wide sound sculpture project in Marfa, Texas called The Marfa Sessions (Ballroom Marfa). Basha’s essays have appeared in Art Lies, Art Papers, Bidoun, Cabinet, Modern Painters and Performing Arts Journal. She is currently installed at unitednationsplaza, Berlin as curatorial participant.

Portland State University’s Art Department offers free public lectures every Monday night of the school year. This is the twenty-first lecture in the PMMNLS for this season. The PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series is supported in part by PICA, Reed College, PNCA, Lewis and Clark College, PSU’s Department of International Studies, and Ben Rosenberg Studio. If you or your organization are interested in becoming a supporter of the lecture series please let us know.

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