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.

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A Performance curated by S1
Saturday, July 29, 9pm
$12 at the door (Free to MEMBERS)

DECENT, BITTEN, GLAD is a film/performance centered around a young agoraphobic marriage fetishist who spends all of her time with her pet chicken; and Heavy Metal Sam (played by Al Tubbs), who has recently been laid off from the scrap metal yard where he had been employed for the last 15 years.

SADAF H NAVA is an Iranian born, New York City–based producer, violinist, vocalist, and multi-media artist. SADAF has presented work at the 9th Berlin Biennale, MoMA PS1 Warm up and Sunday Sessions, 47 Canal, and Performa in NYC, as well as Museum of Fine Arts Montreal, Canadian Centre for Architecture; Nexus Cultural Centre Beijing, SALTS gallery Switzerland, Treize Gallery Paris. Her work has been featured in Pitchfork, ID magazine, FADER, Editorial Magazine, Mask Magazine, and the Guardian UK.