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The Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art's
Curating Commemoration: Poiesis / Remedy
July 13 - August 20,
2023
at WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI now has closed.

Stay tuned for more reflection and commentary on the event.

Provoking new ways of seeing,
thinking and engaging with each other.

 

Thank you to all who visited.

Nearly 4,000 in person visitors enjoyed their experiences and many returned avidly, more than twice.

 

THIS EXHIBITION WAS CREATED THROUGH THE PROVIDENCE BIENNIAL 

BY THE PROVIDENCE-BASED RISING CURATORS MELAINE FERDINAND-KING and JOEL ROSARIO TAPIA.

The mission of the Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art is to generate curated exhibitions of contemporary art in Rhode Island that expose individuals and communities to transformative experiences, provoking new ways of seeing, thinking and engaging with each other. As an effort to strengthen curatorial practices, experienced board members mentor emerging curators and artists in realizing ambitious, creatively conceived, frequently social and environmental justice themed exhibitions, installations or interventions. Learn more now

Providence Curates: Cultivating a Transformative Experiment

 

The core program proceeds from understanding art’s capacity to disrupt and transform conventions of perception and experience. Through close mentoring, opportunities are developed for the realization of distinctive and provocative curated projects. The guided collaboration identifies a network of resources to help curators initiate creative and strategic partnerships, while aligning with the context of varied host venues—whether institutional, nascent, or alternative spaces.

A sincerest thank you to our 2023 Sponsors and Partners

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Fall, 2021 Podcast: ACT's PVDFest Ideas 2021
EXPAND - IGNITE - INVITE

What Does a More Inclusive Art World Look Like?

 

Trending Globally partnered with the Providence Biennial to explore this question.

 

Listen to the complete podcast here.

These conversations are sponsored by PVDFest Ideas 2021 & 2022 an Arts and Ideas festival in Providence, RI. We are most grateful to the Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism (ACT) for its continuing support. 
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