There’s a place in the City of Roses where you can find a dynamic, rotating collection of local and national art, curated with an eye towards bold innovation. Portland, meet Disjecta Gallery. Tucked away in the Kenton neighborhood, this small artistic treasure has grown in the past decade-plus from scrappy artistic underdog to one of PDX’s favorite galleries.
Having just crossed it’s 15-year mark, Disjecta continues to champion it’s mission of connecting visionary artists with an engaged audience. They do this via a cycle of exhibitions with themes and arts intended to spark ideas, involvement and discussions about the larger artistic environment. It’s a gallery that serves as a hub, a launching pad and Portland art gem.
Some of this nonprofit’s programming includes their Biennial of Contemporary Art, which showcases the best of Oregon contemporary art. They also have a Curator-in-Residence program, which draws artistic innovators from around the nation and state for a year in Portland and a full full season of Disjecta exhibitions. Lastly, their newest program – Culinaria – which seeks to connect culinary creativity with artist galleries by featuring intimate explorations of Portland’s food scene.
This week at Portland Radio Project we featured Disjecta as part of our award-winning Community Voices series. You can listen to interviews with key members of the nonprofit below:
- A Very New Pickathon in 2022 - August 13, 2022
- Pickathon returns to Pendarvis Farm! It’s not just the artists that’ll be new. - August 3, 2022
- July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) - July 14, 2022