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Curating Commemoration: Poiesis / Remedy

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Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art
Provoking new ways of seeing,
thinking and engaging with
each other.

The mission of the Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art is to develop curated exhibitions of contemporary art in Rhode Island that bring the power of expression and creativity into the lives of its communities. We value engagement with contemporary art as an experience capable of provoking new ways of seeing, thinking, and relating to the world around us. As part of our mission we aim to contribute meaningfully to curatorial and creative work by collaborating with other curators and artists to realize ambitious projects in the form of exhibitions, installations, and interventions, particularly those addressing social and environmental justice and equity.
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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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