is a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It is led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. 800 SE 10th Avenue. Open June 30–August 29, Wed/Thu 4–8pm, Fri/Sat/Sun 2–6pm, or by APPOINTMENT

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Choksi, Neha. “It is Dense and Bears Repetition: Notes on Rehearsals of Asher Hartman’s The Dope Elf.” Riting (7 September 2020).

Archibald, Sasha. “Silvia Koblowski, That Monster: An Allegory.” The White Review (January 2020).

McLaughlin, Laurel V. “The Dope Elf at Yale Union” Art Practical (6 November 2019).

Daghlian, Martha. “TBA report: aggressive whimsey, meditative chaos, kinetic violin” Oregon Arts Watch (17 September 2019).

Ham, Robert. “Performance Review: Jack Callahan Slides Into His DMs and Creates Something Like Art.” The Portland Mercury (3 June 2019).

Raymond, Jon. Review of “Cathy Wilkes” Artforum (November 2018).Jon Raymond-on-Cathy-Wilkes-Artforum-International

Maldonado, Devon Van Houten. “How Jef Geys’s Conceptual Enigmas Speak to Life.” Hyperallergic (June 2018).

Lukova, Lusi. “The Ghost of Geys: Art as Artifice at Yale Union.” Art Practical (May 2018).

Gormley, Shannon. “Yale Union is Hosting One of the Last Exhibits By an Influential Belgian Artist.” Willamette Week (April 2018).

Ham, Robert. “Yoko Ott’s Vision for Yale Union.” The Portland Mercury (April 2018).

Browne, Alix. “With the 2017 Whitney Biennial, the Fashion Designer Susan Cianciolo is Turning Into an Art Star At Last.” W Magazine (March 2017).

Tarasoff, Sabrina. “Staging Affect.” Mousse (March 2017).

Miller, Briana. “One Building, Three Works, Many Ideas in Conceptual Artist’s ‘Secret Garden’.” The Oregonian (October 2016).

Anderson, Samuel, and Susan Cianciolo. “Nineties Cult Icon Susan Cianciolo Still Believes in Zines.” V Magazine (September 2016).

“‘Trees in the Forest’ at Yale Union, Portland, Oregon.” Art News (August 2016).

Dalton, Trinie. “Critics’ Picks.” Review of Susan Cianciolo. Artforum (June 2016).

Chhay, Bopha. Review of “Mommy.” Frieze (December 2015).

Nagle, Ron. “The Best of 2015.” Artforum (December 2015).

Mauss, Nick. “Radical Chic: The Art of Susan Cianciolo.” Artforum (November 2015). 

Blackley, Andrew. “Park McArthur: Geometry, Material, Scale.” Afterall (November 2015).

Thorel, Benjamin. “Off-Track.” Mousse (November 2015).

“Yale Union.” Temporary Art Review (October 2015).

Taylor, Phil. “Critics’ Picks.” Review of Willem Oorebeek. Artforum (July 2015).

Irvin, Nick. “Live: Charlemagne Palestine.” Frieze (June 2015).

Huberman, Anthony. “Pay Attention.” Frieze (June 2015).

Palmer, Daniel S. “Against Accommodation: Park McArthur.” Mousse 47 (February–March 2015).

Motley, John. “Influential British artist Terry Atkinson uses an uncommon material—grease—in provocative sculpture show at Yale Union.” The Oregonian (December 2014).

Snyder, Stephanie. “Critics’ Picks.” Review of Terry Atkinson.
Artforum (November 2014).

Motley, John. “New York artist Park McArthur explores how forces beyond our control shape our lives in installation at Yale Union.” The Oregonian (October 2014).

Irvin, Nick. “Yuji Agematsu.” Art in America (September 2014).

Raymond, Jon. “Yuji Agematsu.” Artforum (September 2014).

Radon, Lisa. “Susan Howe.” Frieze (March 2014).

Scott, Aaron. “Christmas Comes Early for Yale Union.” Portland Monthly (November 2013).

Motley, John. “Review: Liz Magic Laser’s ‘Mine’ at Yale Union raises troubling questions about our mechanical age.” The Oregonian (November 2013).

Gragg, Randy. “Review: Lucy Skaer at Yale Union (YU).” Portland Monthly (July 2013).

“Yale Union Receives $60,000 from Warhol Foundation.” Artforum (January 2013). 

Fox, Dan. “Saul Steinberg.” Frieze (January 2013).

Motley, John. “Critics’ Picks.” Review of Marianne Wex. Artforum (October 2012).

Motley, John. “Saul Steinberg at YU gallery: In cartoons, artist achieved greatness.” The Oregonian (July 2012).