1995–1996 Performance Season

PICA's Inaugural Performance Series

The new Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is pleased to announce its inaugural performance series…

Various Locations

PICA Pledge Party

PICA is devoted to fostering significant developments in contemporary art. To succeed in our mission requires…

Elizabeth Leach Gallery (SW Pine)

Holly Hughes

My One Man Show

Performance art legend open’s PICA first annual performance series with her autobiographical monologue….

Echo Theatre

Bloolips

Island of Lost Shoes

Gender-bending London-based theatre company puts a new twist on the English music hall tradition, performed in…

Aladdin Theatre

Philip Glass

Solo Piano

Master composer of modern music performs a rare solo piano concert….

Catlin Gabel School: Cabell Theatre

Stephanie Skura/Cranky Destroyers

Exposed

Seattle-based choreographer and her group perform a program of quirky, athletic new works….

Imago Theatre

Purgatorio Ink

'Something Recklessly Gay' or Cirque de Ca Ca

Experimental theatre work created by Iranian theatre artist Assurbanipal Babilla….

Clinton Street Theatre

Diamanda Galás

Shrei X

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is pleased to present Diamanda Galás Monday and Tuesday,…

Clinton Street Theatre

Charles Gayle

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) welcomes free jazz tenor sax master Charles Gayle to…

Clinton Street Theatre

Rinde Eckert

An Informal Evening with Rinde Eckert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is pleased to announce a special added event in…

Conduit

Rinde Eckert

The Idiot Variations

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Rinde Eckert Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 22,…

Echo Theatre

Peter Sellers

In Your Space

One of the world’s leading directors of opera, theatre, television, and film speaks about his work…

First Congregational Church

Elizabeth Streb/Ringside

Kid Action

Elizabeth Streb/Ringside, the daredevils of dance, bring their muscle and motion performance style to Portland next…

Dishman Community Center

Elizabeth Streb

Choreographer's Workshop

In conjunction with her appearance in Portland on April 6th as part of the Portland Institute…

Conduit

Elizabeth Streb/Ringside

UP! (Rehearsal Performance)

Rare Opportunity to See Dancer’s Who Really Fly! Elizabeth Streb/Ringside, the daredevils of dance, bring their…

University of Portland: Chiles Center

Elizabeth Streb/Ringside

PopACTION

MacArthur Genius award-winner brings her sports-inspired, acrobatic dance work to enthusiastic audiences at the University of…

University of Portland: Chiles Center

Molissa Fenley

Workshops

In conjunction with her appearance with PS 122 Field Trips on April 24th and 25th, dancer/choreographer…

Conduit

P.S. 122 Field Trips

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents PS 122 Field Trips, Wednesday and Thursday, April…

Catlin Gabel School: Cabell Theatre
Image: Stephanie Speight, "Information" (1995)

The Tool Show

PICA 1st Annual Art Sale

PICA’s first “anti-auction”, an exhibition of 48 works about tools, with sales to benefit the visual exhibition program. Organized by guest curator Paul Arensmeyer….

Lutz Tire “Triangle” Building

Donna Uchizono

quietly goes a giant jane

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents contemporary dancer and choreographer Donna Uchizono as the…

Echo Theatre

Marta María Pérez Bravo

Cuban Photographer in Residence at PICA

PICA inaugurates its residency program with visiting artist Marta María Pérez Bravo, an internationally recognized Cuban…

Pushing Image Paradigms

Exhibition Open:

Survey of 11 international photographers who create visual fictions or manipulate images in their work. PICA’s…

Lutz Tire “Triangle” Building

Basquiat

A special screening of Basquiat, a joint benefit for PICA and the NW Film Center….

Northwest Film Center

Carol Hepper

Residency

Carol Hepper is an award-winning sculptor who lives and works in New York. Her work evokes…

PICA @ Saucebox

Benefit for PICA

The new and improved Saucebox bar reopens with a benefit party for PICA….

Saucebox
Dada Ball

Dada Ball

“let us break down. let us be good. let us create a new force of gravity….

96/97 Performance Series

As part of our exhibition program, PICA is pleased to announce our 1996/97 performance series, which…

Various Locations

Karen Finley

The American Chestnut

Note: Performance canceled; see below. Performance artist Karen Finley opens the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s…

Aladdin Theatre

Diamanda Galás

Malediction and Prayer

By virtue of her originality, Diamanada Galás defies simple categorization. Transcending the boundaries of contemporary performance…

Northwest Service Center

Rhodessa Jones

The Blue Stories: Black Erotica about Letting Go

Rhodessa Jones is an actress, singer, dancer, writer and teacher. Her work has been described as…

University of Portland: Mago Hunt Theater