Bunnybrains

Bunnybrains

Exhibition Open:

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

PNCA: 511 Gallery
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
Geumhyung Jeong

Geumhyung Jeong

7ways

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

New Expressive Works
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
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
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
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
Workshop

Untitled_Juggling

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
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
Darren O'Donnell

Darren O’Donnell

2016 Research & Exploration Residency

Supported by a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Building Demand for the Arts…

Farid Abdullayev

Farid Abdullayev

ArtsLink Fellow Public Talk

Please join us for a public talk with visiting…

PICA at Hancock
Bob Nickas

Bob Nickas

100 Paintings / 100 Years

New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on 100 paintings, choosing one…

PICA at West End
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Shop Hop for Art

Get limited edition, artist-designed garments, with all proceeds benefitting PICA

Some of our favorite artists are creating exclusive limited edition garments to sell at our favorite…

Various Locations
WINTER SOCIAL

Winter Social

Precipice Fund Awards and PICA Winter Celebration

Feel like 2016 is icing you out? Us, too. There’s only one thing left to do:…

PICA at West End
MASQ

MASQ

A Holiday Masquerade to Benefit PICA

Immerse yourself in an evening of art and celebration… in masks. Socialize amongst eight foot mirrored…

PICA at Hancock
First 100 Days

First 100 Days

United in Resistance

PICA will host the first in a series of workshops on organizing, safety, and protest to…

PICA at West End
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

PDX Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Join us for an Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons this spring in Portland! These events require…

PICA at West End
Creative Exchange Lab

Creative Exchange Lab

Spring 2017

PICA is pleased to announce the seven artists who will be in residence from March 19…

Creative Exchange Lab

Creative Exchange Lab: Meet the Artists

Spring 2017

Spend an evening with PICA’s Spring 2017 Creative Exchange Lab artists! Each artist in residence will…

PICA at West End
Wayne Koestenbaum. W+K portrait by Katherine McMahon.

Wayne Koestenbaum Reading

On Friday, April 14th at 5:30 PM, PICA and PNCA present a reading with renowned artist,…

PICA at West End
Direct Path to Detour. Photo by Anke Schuettler

Takahiro Yamamoto

Direct Path to Detour

Direct Path to Detour is a new dance work by Portland-based choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto. Grounded in…

PICA at Hancock: Annex
Hot House

Hot House

A fundraiser for PICA

Join PICA for Hot House, a party with purpose. Our botanical garden awaits with magic, costumes,…

PICA at Hancock
Hot House After-Party

Hot House After-Party

For one night only, step into PICA’s eclectic greenhouse to dream big with us as we…

PICA at Hancock
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TBA:17 VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Email [email protected] with questions or sign up for our email newsletter to get announcements about opportunities…

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