Saturday, August 24

Portland 2019 Biennial opens

5:30pm Member preview with the curators and artists

6-9pm Opening Reception with food and drinks

Portland 2019 is a survey of works by eighteen visual and performing artists whose work focuses on themes of site, diaspora and the multifaceted histories of our region. I am honored to have been selected to participate in this year's Biennial. My work, SIGNS OF THE TIMES, a 3-channel video projection with a wall installation of zines & posters, will be on view beginning Saturday, August 24. Please join me at the opening reception.

Location: Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 North Interstate Avenue, Portland

Free public opening reception Aug 24 from 6-9pm.

The exhibition is open from Aug 24 through Nov 3

Gallery hours Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 pm

Signs of the Times considers perspectives on land, power, belonging, and identity in Portland’s communities of color who reside east of 82nd Ave. The project incorporates film, text, animated maps, and archival photos overlaid with art created by young people growing up today in "The Numbers" alongside interviews with contemporary immigrant families, social activists and students from Madison High School and Portland YouthBuilders. Also included are images of Harrison Park School students who created a shadow theater performance about isolation, acceptance and belonging as part of my "Annexation and Assimilation" show at the old APANO space on SE Division and 82nd Ave.


Saturday, October 5

Illuminating Voices: Activating Orchards of 82nd with live projections and performance
By biennial artist Sabina Haque, as part of the Mobile Projection Unit.

Location: Orchards of 82nd, 8118 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206.


"Illuminating Voices" will include archival photographs of the Japanese-American community, and the Shiogi family in particular, who collectively farmed a total of 665 acres of land in the Montavilla neighborhood until their forced internment during WWII. During the war, much of that land was seized, resulting in the destruction and disruption of an entire ethnic community. Over the course of the last century, Japanese-Americans, along with newly arrived immigrants from Cambodia, Vietnam, and other Asian countries, were challenged to rebuild and reimagine their lives. The projections will also include oral stories of the lived experiences of young people growing up in East PDX talking about their hopes and concerns for their community.  This installation offers an immersive, experiential environment of overlapping projections putting the viewer in the middle of an intersection at 82nd Ave, the present-day geographical center of Portland.