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The Artists’ Biennial at Oregon Contemporary

Date & Time:

Friday, July 26, 2024
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Artists’ Biennial is a survey of works by visual and performing artists who are defining and advancing Oregon’s contemporary art landscape. Jackie Im and Anuradha Vikram are the curators of the 2024 Biennial, which is focused on themes of networks, community, care, and support. Rather than a hierarchical approach to artists’ works, the curators’ goal is to present work that is timely and relevant to the communities of Oregon.

This will be the seventh biennial in Oregon Contemporary’s series, which began in 2010. Previously focused on Portland artists—as a continuation of the program initiated by the Portland Art Museum in 1949—the biennial expanded to an Oregon-wide selection of artists in 2016. Curator-led each time in its scope and themes, the biennial has been housed in art venues throughout the city, art and community spaces throughout Oregon, and back to the 12,000 square-foot home of Oregon Contemporary in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood. With more space designated for public arts programming at Oregon Contemporary than ever before, this biennial will utilize the spaces for the exhibitions and our First Saturdays for performances and programs, with occasional partner venues presenting works as fitting for the artists. The programs will run thru August of 2024. Click here for more information.

Participating artists:

Carla Bengtson | Meech Boakye | Srijon Chowdhury | Epiphany Couch | Megita Denton | Michael Espinoza | Marcus Fischer | Bean Gilsdorf | Patricia Vázquez Gómez | Anne Greenwood | Bridgette Hickey | chimæra/project | Horatio Hung-Yan Law | Maxx Katz | Rainen Knecht | Methods Body | Morgan Ritter | Sarah Rushford | Tyler Stoll | UwU Collective | Vo Vo