Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero Performance

Turbulence Open Rehearsal

A working rehearsal and open session for examining the content and context of Hennessy’s TBA:12 work-in-progress performance….

New Expressive Works

The Oh So (Queer) History of Portland

Dill Pickle Club

A walking tour of downtown Portland’s queer and LGBT past, from bathhouses to drag clubs to political sites….

PICA at West End

Happy Hour Reading Groups

A series of casual discussions on the main themes of the PICA Symposium: Bodies, Identities & Alternative Economies….

Various Locations

PICA Symposium

Bodies, Identities, and Alternative Economies

Choreographer Keith Hennessy will inspire a weekend symposium of live performance and conversations that destabilize convention and expose the moment of artistic creation.

PICA at West End

Olaf Breuning Lecture & Home 3 Screening

PSU Studio Art MFA Lecture Series

Olaf Breuning makes films, photos, and installations that combine a large dose of dark humor with a critical eye for present-day faux-pas….

Fifth Avenue Cinema

Big Art Group Lecture

Artistic Director Caden Manson discusses the company’s blend of high and low technology and marginal and mainstream culture….

PICA at West End

Slanguage Lecture

PSU Social Practice Lecture Series

An artist collective based on education, community-building, and interactive exhibitions….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Borderland Collective Lecture

PSU Social Practice Lecture Series

Borderland Collective is a Texas-based social art project that explores geographic and sociocultural boundaries….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

La Toya Ruby Frazier Lecture

PSU Social Practice Lecture Series

La Toya Ruby Frazier makes photos an videos in collaboration with her family that transcend the traditional objectivity of the documentary form….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Glen Fogel Artist Salon

Artist Glen Fogel discusses his new installation with curator Kristan Kennedy….

PICA at West End

Design 99 Lecture

PSU Social Practice Lecture Series

Design 99 investigates new models of art and architectural practice within their Detroit community….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Wendy White Lecture

PSU Studio Art MFA Lecture Series

Wendy White is a painter living and working in New York….

PSU: Shattuck Hall, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Nina Katchadourian Lecture

PSU Social Practice Lecture Series

Nina Katchadourian works across photography, sculpture, video and sound in projects that reflect language, nature, and everyday systems….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Jim Goldberg Lecture

PSU Social Practice Lecture Series

Jim Goldberg is a photographer who blends image and text in experimental storytelling….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Jennifer West Lecture

PSU Studio Art MFA Lecture Series

Jennifer West makes 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm films by manipulating the film celluloid to a level of performance….

PSU: Shattuck Hall, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Axel Void Lecture

PSU Social Practice Lecture Series

Axel Void is a musician, painter, and street artist living in Spain and working around the world….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Center for Land Use Interpretation Lecture

PSU Social Practice Lecture Series

The Center for Land Use Interpretation is an organization interested in understanding and reflection our human interaction with the earth’s surface….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Josette Melchor Lecture

PSU Social Practice Lecture Series

Josette Melchor is the Executive Director and co-founder of Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, dedicated to art and digital culture….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Matt Connors Lecture

PSU Studio Art MFA Lecture Series

Matt Connors is an abstract artist interested in post-painterly concerns of the painting as an object….

PSU: Shattuck Hall, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Caroline Woolard Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Caroline Woolard is the founder of the OurGoods and Trade School barter networks, and an artist whose work focuses on exchange and economy….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Luis Camnitzer Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Luis Camnitzer is a conceptual artist whose work uses language and diverse mediums to explore power and commodification….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Duke Riley Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Duke Riley combines populist myths and contemporary social dilemmas in his installations, drawings, and performances….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Pie Ranch Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Pie Ranch works to connect people to the source of their food, and inspire them to bring greater health to the food system from seed to table….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Peter McCaughey Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Peter McCaughey is an artist and lecturer in Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Center for Tactical Magic Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

The CTM works magic through community-based projects, daily interdiction, and the activation of latent energies toward positive social transformation….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Ohad Meromi Artist Talk

ON SIGHT Salon

Ohad Meromi will talk about kibbutzim, utopian ideals, and social sculpture….

Washington High School

Sara Greenberger Rafferty Lecture

PSU Studio Art MFA Lecture Series

Sara Greenberger Rafferty (TBA:07) is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer whose work mines the rough edges of comedy, identity, and accident….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Lucy Lippard Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Lucy Lippard is an internationally known writer, activist, and curator….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Kelsey Snook/Living With Our Time Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Living With Our Time is a design collective that invites the public to become active contributors in the process and surrounding environments….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

It’s All A Blur Curator Walkthrough

Explore work by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dale Hoyt, and Tony Labat with exhibit curator Justin Hoover….

PNCA: Feldman Gallery + Project Space

Fallen Fruit Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Using fruit as a lens, Fallen Fruit investigates urban space, ideas of neighborhood and new forms of located citizenship and community….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen

ON SIGHT Salon

From their TBA:11 office, the artist duo will share insight into their collaborative practice and their fascination with alternative histories….

Washington High School

tEEth Workshop

Multi-disciplinary Performance

A class that incorporates contemporary dance technique, composition, and improvisation, as well as repertory material from the company’s acclaimed Home Made. …

Conduit

Passing the Torch Noontime Conversation

Noontime Chat

PICA’s outgoing Artistic Director Cathy Edwards reflects on her three-year tenure with the TBA Festival, in conversation with PICA’s soon-to-be-announced incoming Artistic Director….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Zoe Scofield Workshop

Dance Technique

Zoe Scofield offers a rigorous, deep, and intellectually challenging class including set exercises and structured improvisation inspired by Ashtanga Yoga, Gaga Gyrokenesis, and contemporary ballet….

Conduit

Dancing in the Streets Noontime Conversation

Noontime Chat

Matsue Okazaki of Offsite Dance Project and Malina Rodriguez of Dance Truck discuss their shared interest and experience in presenting dance in nontraditional locations….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

The Global Body Noontime Chat

Rachid Ouramdane

Rachid Ouramdane explores global and political anxieties through the body in his conceptual dance works. In conversation with Cathy Edwards….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Just for Laughs Noontime Chat

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES and Kristan Kennedy in conversation about how artists and curators use their “voices” to talk about work, money, and the world….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

All Together Now Noontime Chat

Rude Mechs

Ensemble theatre company Rude Mechs discuss their collaborative approach to creating multi-disciplinary performance with Fusebox Festival Director Ron Berry….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Listening Lab Noontime Chat

Musicians Sarah Dougher and Claudia Meza share their “essential listening” list, contextualizing their own work within the larger history of American 20th century avant-garde….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Life and Cabaret Noontime Chat

Cathy Edwards talks with performer, writer, and director Taylor Mac about his theatrical concerns, his approach to social commentary, and his aesthetic of the fabulous….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Abraham.In.Motion Workshop

Dance Technique

Classes taught by A.I.M emphasize four specific core values: exploration, musicality, abandonment, and intuition. …

Conduit

Patrick J. Rock Artist Talk

ON SIGHT Salon

Patrick Rock talks about male-ness, artist-ness, and fun-ness.

Washington High School

The Art of Work Noontime Chat

Artists Ed Purver and Tim DuRoche discuss their project The Hidden Life of Bridges with Tony Lester, the Multnomah County Bridge staff who helped to create the project through RACC’s intersections residency program. Moderated by Peggy Kendellen of RACC….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Yukio Suzuki

Dance Technique Workshop

Performer and choreographer Yukio Suzuki leads a Butoh-based workshop emphasizing the unique characteristics of each mover and communication with others through the body….

Conduit

Halsey Rodman Artist Salon

ON SIGHT Salon

Halsey Rodman will discuss his time-based sculptural paintings that exist as copies with no original….

Washington High School

TBA:11 In a Nutshell Noontime Chat

PICA’s artistic staff Cathy Edwards, Kristan Kennedy, and Erin Boberg Doughton share their thoughts on the artists, ideas, and themes of TBA:11.

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

TBA:11

Time-Based Art Festival

This September, PICA takes over Portland with an all-hours happening of contemporary performance and visual art….

Various Locations

Claire Fontaine Artist Salon

ON SIGHT Salon

Paris-based artist collective Claire Fontaine will speak about their TBA:11 installation, their practice, and the future of the strike….

Washington High School

TBA:11 ON SIGHT Preview

PICA’s Visual Art Curator provides a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s visual art projects at the TBA Festival….

Washington High School

Rick Lowe / Project Row Houses Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

PRH began in 1993 as a result of discussions among Houston’s African-American artists who wanted to establish a positive, creative presence in their own community….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Dr. Eleonora Belfiore Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Dr. Eleonora Belfiore is an professor and author who studies the impacts that the arts can have on the individual and society….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Kaia Sand and Jules Boykoff Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Kaia Sand and Jules Boykoff are performance poets and activists for political and social justice….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Jon Rubin Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Jon Rubin explores the social dynamics of public places and the idiosyncrasies of individual and group behavior….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Daniel Eatock Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Daniel Eatock has a practice shaped by discovery, invention, and an alert sensitivity to coincidence and contradiction….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Jon Raymond Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Jon Raymond is the author of Livability, The Half-Life, and the movies Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Natasha Wheat / Project Grow Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Project Grow helps adults with disabilities establish a closer relationship with their food, and lead healthier lives….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Sara Reisman/Percent for Art Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Sara Reisman is Director of Percent for Art, New York, and has curated exhibits independently on social practice and site-specificity….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Curator Walk-through

Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.

Kristan Kennedy will lead an exhibition walk-through, exploring the artists and their themes….

PNCA: Feldman Gallery + Project Space

John Feodorov Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

John Feodorov uses pop culture detritus, sound, and video to create contemporary “sacred” spaces and question ideas of spirituality, identity, and place. …

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Deborah Stratman Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. …

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Laylah Ali Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Laylah Ali creates gouache-on-paper paintings that juxtapose brightly colored scenes with dark, often violent subject matter….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Mark Allen/Machine Project Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Machine Project is a LA-based non-profit art organization and community space dedicated to making specialized knowledge and technology accessible to artists and the general public….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Roger Peet/Just Seeds Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Just Seeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network committed to making print work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. …

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Art and Censorship

Portland Responds to Wojnarowicz Controversy

A panel discussion between local institutions about the Smithsonian’s censorship of a work by the late David Wojnarowicz….

Museum of Contemporary Craft: The Lab

Ryan Pierce/Signal Fire Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Ryan Pierce, co-founder of Signal Fire, talks about the program’s artist residencies in Oregon’s wild spaces….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Artist Round Table #3

Jet Lag Brown Bag

Visual Art Program Director Kristan Kennedy gives an off-the-cuff report on her recent curatorial trip to France….

PICA: Resource Room (old location)

Tom Marioni Lecture

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

With a focus on the act of mark-making and the dynamics of social situations, Marioni was one of the pioneers of Conceptual Art….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex