Coco Fusco & Nao Bustamante

STUFF

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents STUFF, a new performance piece by Coco Fusco…

Clinton Street Theatre

Goat Island

How Dear to Me The Hour When Daylight Dies

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents How Dear to Me the Hour When Daylight…

Scottish Rite Center

Frédéric Bouché

PICA Artist-in-Residence Open Studio

Frédéric Bouché is an installation artist who explores the idea of space on a grand scale….

1230 NW Hoyt

Rennie Harris PureMovement

Fallen Crumbs from the Cake

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Philadelphia Hip-Hop dance troupe, Rennie Harris PureMovement, Friday…

Aladdin Theatre

33 Fainting Spells

The Uninvited

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Seattle-based dance theater company 33 Fainting Spells, Thursday,…

Scottish Rite Center

Uakti

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Brazilian musical ensemble Uakti, Friday, April 25th at…

Scottish Rite Center

Spalding Gray

Benefit Performance: "Interviewing the Audience"

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) offers a unique opportunity to sample from (or feast…

The BrewHouse Taproom & Grill

Spalding Gray

It's a Slippery Slope

Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most accomplished monologue artists, Spalding Gray is also a celebrated…

Tiffany Center Emerald Ballroom

Karen Finley

The American Chestnut

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the kitchen… The Portland Institute…

Aladdin Theatre

The Bill Frisell Quartet

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents jazz guitar master Bill Frisell, Friday and Saturday,…

Aladdin Theatre

The Garden Show

PICA's Second Annual Anti-Auction Benefit Art Show

Exhibition Open:

As a follow up to the success of last year’s Tool Show, the Portland Institute for…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

David Ritchie

Sea of Green: A Short History of the Law

In conjunction with The Garden Show, on Saturday, June 21st PICA presents Sea of Green: A…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

Roland Brener

Discoveries in Digital Design

Exhibition Open:

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Roland Brener: Discoveries in Digital Design, an exhibition…

Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College

1997/98 Performance Series

Nine program performance series begins September 26 with master accordionist Guy Klucevsek in Concert

As part of our exhibition program, PICA is pleased to announce the 1997/98 performance series, which will once again take place in a diverse array of venues throughout Portland, and features the work of some of today’s most compelling artists working within the arena of performance art, experimental theater, contemporary dance and new music….

Various Locations

Deuxieme Dada Ball

An Elegant Evening of Mayhem, Carousal and Revelry

Artists Box Artists Paul Arensmeyer Victoria Beal Erin Boberg Mark Boronowski Chris Bourdette Eric Chesebro Kristy…

Oaks Park
Guy

Guy Klucevsek

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) kicks off its 1997/98 performance season with internationally acclaimed…

Chamecki/Lerner

Chamecki/Lerner

Antônio Caído

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents contemporary Brazilian dance troupe Chamecki/Lerner, Thursday & Friday,…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Richard Foreman

An Informal Discussion

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents an informal discussion with internationally acclaimed playwright and…

Aladdin Theatre
Richard Foreman

Richard Foreman

Pearls for Pigs

A pioneer of 20th century avant garde theater in America, this is Foreman’s first national tour…

PORTLAND’5: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Wendy Westerwelle

Wendy Westerwelle

Soph: A Visit with the Last of the Red Hot Mamas

As a Special Event for PICA, Portlander Wendy Westerwelle Remounts Her Original One-Woman Show on the…

Aladdin Theatre
Drew Pissara

Drew Pisarra

Singularly Grotesque

Former Portlander Premiers New Work Commissioned by PICA for its 1997/98 Performance Series The Portland Institute…

Eastside Performance Center

Hasidic New Wave

Jews and the Abstract Truth

The Hasidic Wedding Scene is Hot and Coming to a Theater Near You! One of the…

Aladdin Theatre
Rinde Eckert

Rinde Eckert

Romeo Sierra Tango

Rinde Eckert is internationally renowned as a singer, musician, composer, movement artist, actor, writer and director….

Aladdin Theatre

Valeska Soares

Vanity

Exhibition Open:

“The fear is not of falling but the knowledge that you want to fall” —Lisa Yuskavage…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

David Greenberger: Duplex Planet

1001 Real Apes

Greenberger’s 1001 Real Apes combines the stories and observations of nursing home residents into a moving…

Clinton Street Theatre

David Greenberger

'Zine Workshop

Since 1979, when David Greenberger first encountered the residents of Boston’s Duplex Nursing Home (where he…

Umbra Penumbra

John Kelly

A Night of Cabaret and Song with John Kelly

In addition to Find My Way Home, John Kelly will also make special guest appearances as…

Conduit
John Kelly

John Kelly & Co.

Find My Way Home

As the final program of it’s 1997/98 performance series, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)…

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

Minor Appliances

The Sculpture of Brian Addison Elliot

Exhibition Open:

Minor Appliances introduces the exceptional and singular vision of Northwest sculptor Brian Addison Elliot. Originally trained…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

PICA’s Third Birthday

The staff and Trustees of PICA invite you to join us to celebrate our third birthday…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

Fred Frith, Miya Masaoka, and Larry Ochs

Summer Concert Under the Freeway

PICA presents Fred Frith, Miya Masaoka, and Larry Ochs in Concert on Saturday, June 27 @…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

Francis Alÿs

PICA Artist in Residence

Francis Alÿs is one of the most important young artists working in Mexico today. While known…

Francis Alÿs

le temps du sommeil and dog rose

Exhibition Open:

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents francis alÿs: le temps du sommeil* and dog rose, aug….

PNCA: Feldman Gallery

Carol Hepper

PICA Artist-in-Residence Open Studio

Please join us for an informal showing of works in progress by PICA artist-in-residence Carol Hepper….

Shattuck Hall rm. 201, PSU

Troisieme Dada Ball in the Pearl: Patron Dinner & Auction

An Elegant Evening of Mayhem & Merriment

Dinner Ingredients: Gourmet Dinner by Art of Catering. Souvenir artist plates. Auction of one-of-a-kind artist-made toys…

Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center

98/99 Performance Series

PICA's '98/99 Performance Series Presents Nine Outstanding Programs Plus New Philip Glass/Robert Wilson Opera, 'Monsters of Grace'

This year’s series features nine outstanding programs including new works by choreographers Ann Carlson, Lucy Guerin and Bebe Miller; solo performances by monologist Danny Hoch and Portlander Miranda July; musical performances by John Zorn’s Masada and a double bill featuring 3 Leg Torso and England’s Tiger Lillies; a new work by British theatrical ensemble Improbable Theater and Ann Bogart’s BOB, an intimate portrait of director Robert Wilson….

Various Locations
Danny Hoch

Danny Hoch

Jails, Hospitals & Hip Hop

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) opens it’s 1998/99 performance series with solo theater artist…

Aladdin Theatre
Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás

Malediction and Prayer: Performance, CD Release, and Fundraiser

Diamanda Galás is an extraordinary artist of unparalleled emotional intensity and vocal range. PICA and KPSU…

La Luna
John Zorn

John Zorn

Masada

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents composer and jazz pioneer John Zorn for one…

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
David Sedaris

David Sedaris

Direct from Paris

Playwright, author, radio star, and retired elf David Sedaris may be the most brilliantly witty New…

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
Miranda July

Miranda July

Love Diamond

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is pleased to present Love Diamond, a new evening-length…

Hollywood Theatre
BOB

Anne Bogart

BOB

Bogart’s new production for the Saratoga International Theater Institute (SITI) creates a unique portrait of legendary…

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center

Will Bond

Actor's Workshop

Will Bond, the star of BOB and a member of the SITI Acting Ensemble, will conduct…

Portland Actor’s Conservatory

Philip Glass and Robert Wilson

Monsters of Grace

We’re not giving you puzzles to solve… only pictures to hear you go to this opera…

PORTLAND’5: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Monsters of Grace Benefit Reception

As part of our presentation of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s “Monsters of Grace,” PICA will…

The Heathman Hotel

1st Annual PICA Pool Party

Benefit for the Campaign for PICA

Hosted by Party Princess Courtesy of Crown Vista Events Entertainment and games all day including a…

19875 NW Logie Tail Road

Kenny Scharf

Multimundo 2000

Exhibition Open:

World-renowned pop-surrealist Kenny Scharf makes his first Portland appearance Wednesday, Sept. 8 to celebrate Multimundo 2000,…

Nordstrom: Downtown Portland

Kenny Scharf

New Sculpture

Exhibition Open:

PICA presents Kenny Scharf: New Sculpture, an exhibition of new work by New York artist Kenny…

1129 NW Johnson

Quatre Dada Ball: Patron Dinner & Auction

The Fourth Annual Dada Ball

PICA and Nike Design present The Fourth Annual Dada Ball, An elegant evening of mayhem and…

NW 14th and Overton

Quatre Dada Ball: The Ball

The Fourth Annual Dada Ball

PICA and Nike Design present The Fourth Annual Dada Ball, An elegant evening of mayhem and…

dumb type

[OR]

Based in Kyoto Japan, dumb type is a multifaceted ensemble whose members include artists originally trained…

PORTLAND’5: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

01.02 Performance Series

Now in our 7th Season, PICA is pleased to announce the 2001/2002 Performance Series featuring six outstanding programs and three off-season events by some of today’s most influential artists working in performance art, experimental theatre, contemporary dance and new music. Once again, the series takes place in a diverse array of venues throughout the city with two events at the Newmark Theatre under a special collaboration with Portland Center Stage….

Various Locations

John Jasperse Company

Giant Empty

“Jasperse has created a phenomenon by mixing dance, unspoken drama, performance art, and fashion show—a perpetual…

Philip Glass Ensemble

Philip on Film

A Celebration of 25 Years of Film Music by Philip Glass One of the most influential…

Grand Ballroom, Portland Art Museum

Tony Tassett

Works 1993 – 2003

Exhibition Open:

Artist Tony Tasset Survey Exhibit Makes Portland Debut Tony Tassett: Works 1993 – 2003, a survey…

PICA Gallery (closed)

Eiko and Koma

Offering

Japanese-born performance legends Eiko and Koma abandon the stage to bring their latest work, Offering, to the public streets and open spaces of the city. Inspired by a very early form of Japanese paper theater, called kamishibai, that was presented out of suitcases by men who traveled between villages on bicycles, Offering blends intimacy, community, and elements of surprise with an intensity and refinement that has become a hallmark of their work. Performed outdoors and viewed from all sides, the piece invites viewers – young and old, avid theater-goers or not – to watch for a few moments or a few hours, from up close or from a distance. Each viewer is free to determine his or her own relationship with the dancers….

Jamison Square Park

TBA:03

First Annual Time-Based Art Festival

TBA (Time Based Art) brings together a remarkable group of artists from around the world for…

Various Locations

Lawrence Goldhuber/David Brooks

The Life and Times of Barry Goldhubris

“First-rate theatre with a surprising edge of poignancy.” –Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times Using dance,…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

Andrew Dickson/Amos Latteier

An Evening with Bradlee/Model Notes (Part of Northwest New Works: PDX)

Curated in association with On the Boards in Seattle, Northwest New Works: PDX features a sampling…

Bodyvox Dance Center

Shelley Hirsch

A Rupture in the Order of Reality

“Enormously inventive, scathingly satiric and virtuosic… a brilliant overwhelming presence on stage.” – The New York…

Wieden+Kennedy: Atrium

David Greenberger and 3 Leg Torso

Legibly Speaking

“The tales of the Duplex are modern-day versions of Chaucer’s reports from the road to Canterbury;…

Scottish Rite Center

Donna Uchizono

Butterflies from My Hand

“…in devising movements and putting them together in unexpected ways, Donna Uchizono has ranked high on…

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

Erin Jorgenson/Richard Lefebvre

(Part of Northwest New Works: PDX)

Curated in association with On the Boards in Seattle (www.ontheboards.org), Northwest New Works: PDX features a…

Bodyvox Dance Center

Linda Austin/Foot in Mouth

Big Real (Work-in-Progress)/Go Ahead… Fire me (Part of Northwest New Works: PDX)

Curated in association with On the Boards in Seattle (www.ontheboards.org), Northwest New Works: PDX features a…

Bodyvox Dance Center

Susan J. Vitucci

Love's Fowl

“Wacky and wise, wild, melodic and mischievous . . .” – The New York Times “Unexpectedly…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Minh Tran/Megan Murphy

Nocturnal Path/The Rich Grandeur of Boxing

Curated in association with On the Boards in Seattle (www.ontheboards.org), Northwest New Works: PDX features a…

Bodyvox Dance Center

Peripheral Produce

Peripheral Produce All-Time Greatest Hits

With a steady onslaught of independent media cropping up around the city in theaters, galleries, clubs,…

Scottish Rite Center

silt

Liminal Lives

silt, a San Francisco-based media collective set up in 1990 by Jeff Warren, Keith Evans, and…

Bodyvox Dance Center

Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd

In What Language? A song cycle of lives in transit

“(Iyer is) Captivating…an extravagantly gifted new-jazz pianist and a quick-witted composer…” – The New Yorker “[Ladd]…

Scottish Rite Center