A.K. Burns

A.K. Burns

A Smeary Spot

WEST COAST PREMIERE: A Smeary Spot, 2015 is a 53 minute 4-channel video installation drawing on…

PICA at Hancock: Annex
Bunnybrains

Bunnybrains

Exhibition Open:

Part of Makeup on Empty Space, curated by Kristan Kennedy Co-presented with PNCA’s 511 Gallery &…

PNCA: 511 Gallery
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Boyzie Cekwana and keyon gaskin

in conversation with Vivian Phillips

PICA Creative Exchange Lab artists Ntsikelelo “Boyzie” Cekwana (Johannesburg) and keyon gaskin (Portland) exchange thoughts on…

PICA at West End
Workshop

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Workshop with Lorenzo Crivellari, Edoardo Demontis, Victor Garmendia Torija, and Pietro Selva Bonino

MOVEMENT/CIRCUS ARTS: Taught by performers from Alessandro Sciarroni’s UNTITLED_I will be there when you die workshop is…

New Expressive Works
Shannon Funchess

She’s in Parties

Shannon Funchess presents an evening of sound and visuals

Indie electronic musician and vocalist Shannon Funchess has had her feet firmly planted in the fertile…

PICA at Hancock
Allie Hankins

Allie Hankins

better to be alone than to wish you were

Part lecture, part choreographic exposition, better to be alone than to wish you were is a…

Bodyvox Dance Center
Alessandro Sciarroni

Alessandro Sciarroni

UNTITLED_I will be there when you die

US PREMIERE: Italian artist Alessandro Sciarroni returns to Portland with a performative reflection on the passing…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Rinde Eckert

Rinde Eckert

My Fools: A Life in Song

Rinde Eckert has been writing, composing, performing, and directing evocative and haunting performance pieces and plays…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
Junaid Sarieddeen

Theatre in the Alleys of Crisis

A Lecture by Junaid Sarieddeen

Junaid Sarieddeen is co-founder of Beirut’s Zoukak Theatre Company, founded in 2006 to develop an engaged…

PICA at West End
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Alessandro Sciarroni

with Linda K. Johnson

Choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni returns to TBA with Untitled, featuring the nuanced repetition, gesture, and durational movement…

PICA at West End
Geumhyung Jeong

Geumhyung Jeong

7ways

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

New Expressive Works
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
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…

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

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
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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

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
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
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
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…

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
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
Blind Cinema

Britt Hatzius

Blind Cinema

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

Hollywood Theatre
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

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
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
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
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
Juliana Huxtable

Juliana Huxtable

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

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
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
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
Juliana Huxtable, part of TBA:16 Opening Night

TBA:16

The 2016 Time-Based Art Festival

Various Locations
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Akio Suzuki

Nami

Ancient Japanese haiku describes the sea as “hinemosu notari notarikana… all day and night it moves…

2500 Sandy
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Dawn Kasper

WHAT IS TIME?

I know but when you ask me I don’t  - Saint Augustine of Hippo WHAT IS…

2500 Sandy
BillJenkins

Bill Jenkins

Portland Apertures

A continuation of Jenkins’ experiments with light and architecture, this installation is constructed and composed using…

2500 Sandy
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Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Vanishing Point / A Drive-In at the End of the World

For TBA:15, Jibade-Khalil Huffman presents two concurrently running video works. Within the exhibition space, each will…

2500 Sandy
PeterSimensky

Peter Simensky

Surface Contents 1 & 2

Simensky’s multi-part Surface Contents 1 & 2 employs gold in a series of actions, prints, and…

2500 Sandy