Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

About Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

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.


Curatorial Assistant Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Portland, OR
“My favorite thing about my time at PICA was working in their offices, where I got to see how an arts organization functions. I helped copy edit publications, and got to sit in on meetings that—though they didn’t usually pertain to the work I was doing there—gave me even more perspective into how they ran things. ”
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