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

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

Creative Capital

Professional Development Workshop

Apply online today for a Creative Capital workshop for 24 local artists on fundraising, marketing, and financial planning….

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

Andra Rotaru & Zachary Schomburg

Poetry Reading

Romanian poet Rotaru and Oregon Book Award finalist Schomburg will read their latest poems….

Literary Arts

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

Unwrapped

A holiday benefit party for PICA, featuring guest dance performances and artist Tom Russotti’s “Drinking and Dancing” Competition….

Union/Pine

Prints for PICA

A one-night-only monoprint art sale to benefit PICA….

Lux

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opening Party and Reception

Celebrate the opening of our new home with artist Glen Fogel and the whole PICA community….

PICA at West End

Glen Fogel

My Apocalyptic Moment

Exhibition Open:

In his work, Glen Fogel expands personal and family experiences into an intimate portraiture at a heroic scale….

PICA at West End

Alex Felton Resource Room Residency

I Don't Want to Work. But I Love the Workplace.

Artist Alex Felton will work with and around PICA’s archives and library as our first Resource Room Residency….

PICA at West End

Glen Fogel Artist Salon

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

PICA at West End

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

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

Low Lives 4

Networked_Performance_Festival

Linda Hutchins, Future Death Toll, Austin Adkins, and Robert Tyree perform live for a steaming online international performance festival….

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

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

TADA!

PICA's Benefit Gala

Raise your paddle in support of PICA’s programs, at our annual benefit gala. Featuring TBA:12 artist Big Art Group….

Castaway

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

Alex Felton

As the World Churns

A one-night-only exhibit of works by Resource Room Resident Alex Felton and a group of friends and collaborators….

PICA at West End

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

Happy Hour Reading Groups

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

Various Locations

Keith Hennessy

Crotch

Through dance, dialogue, and action, Hennessy references the images and shamanic practice of the mythic artist Joseph Beuys….

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

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
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A.L. Steiner & A.K. Burns

Community Action Center

Inspired by 1970s porn-romance-liberation films, this unique womyn-centric film is both an ode and a hole-filler, a hedonistic and political adventure….

Hollywood Theatre

Making Change Panel

Portland Musicians on the Economy & Community

Musician and advocate Rebecca Gates leads a panel talk on the local music scene from the perspective of working artists….

PICA at West End

Claudia Meza Resource Room Residency

Ditch

Given free reign of PICA’s Resource Room, Meza will inspire the public to ditch responsibility in favor of learning and exploration….

PICA at West End

PICA BDAY

Celebrate seventeen years of PICA with late-night jams and a two-floor techno birthday dance party….

PICA at West End

Big Art Group Workshop

Hybrid Body / Simultaneous Presence

A free three-day workshop in Big Art Group’s training and compositional strategies with technology and the body….

Washington High School

Claudia Meza

Water

Exhibition Open:

An interactive sonic collage of recordings based on the sounds of water, which the audience can play as an instrument by manipulating the hanging casette players….

University of Oregon in Portland: White Box

TBA:12

Time-Based Art Festival

TBA returns for its tenth anniversary with a slate of international artists and projects that cross the boundaries of forms and ideas….

Various Locations

Claudia Meza

Listening to Space: Sonic City PDX

Over thirty local musicians, composers, and sound artists have mapped out their favorite sonic spaces in Portland, creating an “audio tour” of the most interesting naturally occurring acoustic landscapes, concluding in a one-day live concert….

Water Avenue Project Lot

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

A self-generated ‘automatic’ performance for two audience members/participants at a time, who take cues from words both written and whispered through headphones….

Multnomah County Central Library

Big Art Group

The People—Portland

Blending real-time film, live actors, and a video “chorus” of interviews with a cross-section of Portlanders, Big Art Group pushes the formal boundaries of theater and film….

Washington High School

Alex Cecchetti

Summer is Not the Prize of Winter

Exhibition Open:

A “relay performance” illustrated with found and adapted objects, handed off from the artist to subsequent performers like a game of telephone….

Washington High School

Van Brummelen & De Haan

Monument to Another Man's Fatherland

Exhibition Open:

A multi-part project re-animating the contested Pergamon Museum frieze, highlighting the contemporary and historic power dynamics between Turkey and Germany….

Washington High School

Boke Bowl

TBA Eats

Our kitchen kicks off TBA opening night with Boke Bowl’s Japanese steam buns, rice bowls, and more!…

THE WORKS at Washington High School

End Things

Exhibition Open:

Featuring Alex Cecchetti, Isabelle Cornaro, Claudia Meza, Morgan Ritter, Van Brummelen & De Haan, and Erika Vogt….

Various Locations

Morgan Ritter

Understanding Witches Now

Exhibition Open:

Ritter’s “charged objects”—whether a working fountain or a series of precarious sculptures—are formed from raw and rehydrated clay pulled directly from the Oregon earth….

PICA at West EndWashington High School

Erika Vogt

Field of Debris

Exhibition Open:

Cast forms suspended by pulleys from the gallery ceiling invite audience interaction, guided by Vogt’s enigmatic drawings….

Washington High School

The Snack Office: Human Vending Machine

TBA Eats

Abby’s Table & Fifty Licks Ice Cream will be vending farmer’s market “snacks” from the Principal’s Office….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Venus X

The force behind New York City’s epic GHE20G0TH1K parties, DJ Venus X will mash-up a global mix of chopped and screwed pop songs, club mixes, political newscasts, and big dance beats. …

Washington High School

Isabelle Cornaro

Exhibition Open:

A series sprayed wall paintings derived from 16mm films, recalling Impressionist landscapes and Modernist abstractions. Paired with several films from the artist’s oeuvre….

PICA at West End

Kota Yamazaki Workshop

Butoh Technique

By using imagination and a sense of absence and presence, butoh invites a constant transformation to your body….

Conduit

Miguel Gutierrez Workshop

Dance Technique

An accessible dance workshop that leads participants through explorations prioritizing sensation and non-rational action….

New Expressive Works

Big Art Group Noontime Conversation

The People People

Big Art Group director Caden Manson will discuss the group’s serial site-specific project, The People, along with the local Portland residents who participated in the performance. …

PICA at West End

Erika Vogt Artist Salon

Vogt discusses the conceptually complex and layered environments she creates out of videos and objects….

Washington High School

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

El Rumor del Incendio

A bold “documentary” play exploring the radical revolutionary history of 60s Mexico, reigniting the social critiques of an earlier generation….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

Miguel Gutierrez

HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE

Gutierrez weaves a rambling and comic monologue that unspools into a bold and ferocious dance….

Washington High School

Grüner

A taste of the alps at TBA. Enjoy sausages, pepper stews, and stone fruit cakes, from chef Chris Israel….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Nora Chipaumire

Miriam

Taking her name from the South African singer, activist, and icon Miriam Makeba, Miriam explores the tensions that women face between public expectations and private desires and the perfection and sacrifice of the feminine ideal. …

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

CHRISTEENE

A shameless and sexually infused sewer of live rap and RnB who challenges the American obsession with charm and grace, CHRISTEENE is a new, dangerous breed of entertainer and “Drag Terrorist.”…

Washington High School

Miguel Gutierrez Workshop

INEFFABLE. INTANGIBLE. SENSATIONAL.

Working from the proposition that dance is a mode of perceptual inquiry, students will be led through explorations that prioritize sensation and non-rational action and trigger automatic, unprepared physical response. …

Conduit

Nora Chipaumire Noontime Conversation

Personal Icons

Fresh from the premiere of her latest work, choreographer Nora Chipaumire discusses female iconography, the burdens and freedoms of exile, and ideas of the female African body as subjugated and unknowable….

PICA at West End

Andrew Dickson

Life Coach

In a break from traditional coaching, an audience will be invited to observe, offer support, and reflect on their own journey while the one-on-one dialogue happens on stage.

Mark Spencer Hotel: Ballroom