Spring 2015 Lab artists Dawn Kasper, Lucy Yim, and Jibade-Khalil Huffman in conversation during TBA:15

PICA’s Creative Exchange Lab has been designed to promote artistic exchange, instigate peer to peer dialogue, and foster the development of new works with a focus on serving artists working at the intersection of different forms. The residency program is comprised of two labs annually taking place each Spring and Fall.

View previous and upcoming CEL events: CALENDAR

Creative Exchange Lab artists are collaboratively selected by PICA’s curatorial team and are asked to participate by invitation. PICA seeks to invite a diverse intergenerational cohort of artists, emerging and established, from a spectrum of disciplines and cultural perspectives.

Reflecting a field wide need for in-depth cross-disciplinary research opportunities for artists, the labs offer essential generative time for research and experimentation, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and self-directed interaction between the participating local, national, and international artists.

The Creative Exchange Lab has been established with lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and received pilot support in 2015 through Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights initiative.


Fall 2019 Lab

Spring 2019 Lab

Fall 2018 Lab

Spring 2018 Lab

Spring 2017 Lab

Fall 2016 Lab

Spring 2016 Lab

Fall 2015 Lab

Spring 2015 Lab