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March–December 2019 artists in residence. Upcoming Nov. 16: Jonathan González…

KUCHAR

Ongoing. A George Kuchar retrospective, one *picture* at a time until we’ve screened them all…

ABOUT

Yale Union is a non-profit contemporary art center in Portland, Oregon. Our program…

DONATE

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PRESS

A continuously updated collection of critical reviews of exhibitions and of Yale Union itself, with links…

COMMUNITY

Yale Union is proud to support community members by regularly hosting programs and events…

BRICK/MORTAR

Contribute to the ongoing renovation of the nationally registered historic Yale Union Laundry Building…

VOLUNTEER

The spirit of volunteerism makes possible the vitality of our culture’s non-profit organizations…

RENTAL

Support our mission by using our space. To organize a tour of the building or learn more about our rates…

UTOPIA

Bernadette Mayer publishes a new edition of her 1984 book and gives it away for…

THE DOPE ELF

Sept. 14–Oct. 20, 2019. Asher Hartman’s Gawdafful National Theater performs a newly commissioned play…

JONES

October 6, 2019. William E. Jones screens a selection of his videos in conjunction with…

DURAN

August 24, 2019. Dominican-American artist and producer Kelman Duran will perform at…

MATSUZAWA

June 29–August 18, 2019. Yutaka Matsuzawa (1922–2006) was considered the…

MANIFESTO

A new edition of Yutaka Matsuzawa’s 1988 book published as part of the exhibition…

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August 17, 2019. Art historian Ignacio Adriasola will give a talk and show the early films of Masanori Oe…

KUNIMOTO

Yale Union and End of Summer co-present a talk by art historian Namiko Kunimoto in conjunction with…

SEYMOUR

July 11, 2019. UK artist and filmmaker Benedict Seymour screens his 2017 video “Dead the Ends”…

HOPINKA

April 25–June 9, 2019. “What Was Always Yours and Never Lost,” an exhibition curated by Sky Hopinka…

CALLAHAN

May 31, 2019. Jack Callahan will present a new sound piece involving a DMX-controlled light and a fog…

POWWOW

April 13, 2019. Sky Hopinka organizes a powwow as part of his project “What Was Always Yours…”

ASHANTI

March 21, 2019. Onyx Ashanti performs beatjazz on his unique 3D-printed body mesh instrument…

KOLBOWSKI

February 20, 2019. Silvia Kolbowski screens a new video and talks with curator Kari Rittenbach at…

PARKER

November 3–December 16, 2018. McIntyre Parker presents a new commission for Yale Union on 16mm…

EMBACI

November 25, 2018. The vocalist and producer from Brooklyn performs solo at…

WILKES

July 21–September 16, 2018. Cathy Wilkes makes her first West Coast solo show for which…

FIDUCCIA

August 7, 2018. Art historian and writer Joanna Fiduccia will give a talk as part of CATHY WILKES…

LARRY B

June 23, 2018. The London-based singer and DJ will bring summer to Yale Union…

GEYS

❤️ April 14–June 10, 2018. A solo exhibition by Belgian artist Jef Geys (1934–2018) curated by…

KEMPENS

❤️ For 50 years, Jef Geys published a newspaper that he took over in De Kempen, his home region in Flanders…

PHEW

March 16, 2018. Legendary Japanese experimental musician Phew will perform vocal…

CRAMPTON

March 10, 2018. Elysia Crampton performs Red Clouds, an audiovisual lecture that takes…

TOTAL FREEDOM

October 31, 2017. SEIZURE WARNING. Total Freedom with DJ massacooramaan…

BARTLETT

October 29, 2017. Poet and scholar Jennifer Bartlett will give a talk about poet Larry Eigner…

BARTO

October 16, 2017. A talk by French artist Eva Barto on two recent publications about…

WARWICK

October 5, 2017. Yale Union at EMBERS presents Steven Warwick with DJ Kath and DJ Perfect Health…

KEIL & NETTELL

July 15–September 10, 2017. Questionnaire, an exhibition by Morag Keil and Georgie Nettell…

SADAF

July 29, 2017. New York City–based producer and multi-media artist Sadaf H Nava will perform…

Combative Phase

An exhibition and screening series presenting the work of a group of filmmakers active at UCLA during…

AMIS

June 25, 2017. A screening and conversation with Don Amis as part of THE COMBATIVE PHASE…

SCRAAATCH

May 26, 2017. Philadelphia-based electronic music and art duo will perform on…

HOUR OF THE...

May 7, 2017. A screening of “The Hour of the Furnaces,” as part of THE COMBATIVE PHASE…

HEDDITCH

April 10, 2017. Artist Emma Hedditch will talk about her research on cooperatives…

CASE NO. TC 5245

Verbatim report of entitlement suit initiated by 501(c)(3) Yale Union against Multnomah County Assessor…

KLEIN

March 3, 2017. South London based musician Klein will perform. “Lagata,” her most recent work…

N-Prolenta

February 18, 2017. Fayetteville, NC–based artist N-Prolenta, a.k.a Brandon Covington, will perform…

AHMED

December 31, 2016. Legendary Ethiopian musician Mahmoud Ahmed will perform…

BACHER

October 16–December 11, 2016. The Secret Garden, an exhibition of new work by Lutz Bacher…