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Announcing the 10th Exhibition of the Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art
Curating Commemoration: Poiesis / Remedy
July 13 - August 20, 2023
WaterFire Arts Center
Providence, RI

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

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.  



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.

Providence Curates: Cultivating a Transformative Experiment

A sincerest thank you to our 2023 Sponsors and Partners

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Fall, 2021 Podcast: ACT's PVDFest Ideas 2021

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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Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art Board of Directors


Roya Amigh  |  Judith Tolnick Champa  |  Spencer Evans  |  Jeffrey Foye   

Lisa Scull  |  Jonny Skye  |  Neal T Walsh

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