was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

Yale Union acknowledges that it occupies the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Chinook, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and other Indigenous peoples.


A Shared Work
Saturday, February 18, 9pm
$12 at the door (Free to MEMBERS)

Over the last few years Fayetteville, North Carolina–based artist N-prolenta (a.k.a Brandon Covington) has been releasing mixes via SoundCloud. Their first LP, A Love Story 4 @deezius, neo, chuk, E, milkleaves, angel, ISIS, + every1else…. and most of all MY DAMN SELF, was released in 2016 by Purple Tape Pedigree.

“One of the goals of this project was to use iconographies tied to the complex of technological neoliberalism (think things like QR codes, NFC tags, etc) in ways that allow me to question more deeply my role as an economic cyborg, being that my entire genealogy is born of the transatlantic slave trade, of the middle passage and the events which ensued. Ubiquitous cameras, facial tracking algorithms, predictive analytics, etc. – each of these technologies have been built in ways that facilitate acts of continued violence and exploitation onto my people. These icons take on a very totemic quality – connecting the impacts of these acts to realms outside of the purely physical and material and into realms of the genealogical and the spiritual. With that, I am doing what I can to exaggerate these qualities through my music, my writings, and through this performance installation project.” —N-prolenta