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Portland 2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art
8371 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Oregon
Event Dates: 7/9/16 - 9/18/16
Entry Deadline: 8/31/15
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Portland 2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art): $20.00
The Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Michelle Grabner, is a major survey of Oregon visual artists who are defining and advancing the state’s contemporary arts landscape. The exhibition, staged citywide in Portland, will take place July 9, 2016 through September 18, 2016 and be supported by artist and curator talks, public works and a catalog.

Disjecta's 6,000 square foot space serves as the key venue for Portland2016 but the exhibition will again expand to partner spaces. This year, for the first time, we also hope to activate locations around the state for site works, community engagements and other public projects.

In keeping with the hybridization and interdisciplinary character of contemporary practice, the Biennial platform may include visual arts and new media, as well as performance-based works. Selected artists will receive a stipend to create new work for the exhibition.

Michelle Grabner holds an MA in Art History and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University. She joined the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996, and became Chair of its prestigious Painting and Drawing department in the fall of 2009. From 2012-2014, she was a senior critic at Yale University in the Department of Painting and Printmaking. Her writing has been published in Artforum, Modern Painters, Frieze, Art Press, and Art-Agenda, among others. In 2014, Grabner co-curated the Whitney Biennial along with Anthony Elms and Stuart Comer. Currently, she runs The Suburban and The Poor Farm with her husband, artist Brad Killam.

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center builds ambitious programs that promote artists and engage communities.

Disjecta presents forward-thinking work from visual and performing artists. We provide a professional platform in which artists can realize their best work and engage new audiences. Dynamic programs showcase new work and fuel collaborations between artists, curators, and viewers that impact and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue. Disjecta exacts equal rigor from local and national artists, while keenly recognizing and supporting the talent of the region.

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