Portland Institute for Contemporary Art acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art while fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences.
PICA’s programming supports the experiments of the most vital and provocative artists of our time. Our vision is international, intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and decidedly forward thinking. PICA is unique among institutions for working right alongside artists at the increasingly blurry boundaries between forms and at the edge of new ideas. Throughout the year, audiences and communities interact with artists, curators, critics, and cultural visionaries in a direct, in-depth way. Spanning performances, exhibitions, educational and public programs, community and audience engagement, and to the annual, world-renowned Time-Based Art Festival, our programs catalyze conversations about contemporary culture.