Portland Institute for Contemporary Art / PICA
Founded in 1995, PICA is a multidisciplinary art center with the mission of acknowledging and advancing ideas in contemporary art. Through exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, publications and public programs, PICA enables artists and audiences alike to push the limits of artistic expression and provocative ideas. PICA’s new home in a converted warehouse in NE Portland includes two flexible programming spaces and Resource Room library. PICA’s annual TBA (Time-Based Art) festival brings together a diverse group of artists from around the city, the country and the world for ten days of performances, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and late-night events each September. The festival and year-round programming take place in our home space as well as venues around the city.
Performing arts director Erin Boberg Doughton, visual art curator Kristan Kennedy and community engagement director Roya Amirsoleymani curate PICA’s programs, working closely with artists and partners to research and invite artists for residencies, commissions and programs on an ongoing basis — there is no formal submission process or timeline for programming.