Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

Exchange Exhibition with Vox Populi (Philadelphia)

511 Gallery

March - May // 2017

The first in a series of exhibitions featuring artist-run spaces and projects, the Center partners with Vox Populi (Philadelphia) in an exchange exhibition in which three to five Philadelphia-based artists will be curated into a group exhibition at the Center and three to five Portland artists will be curated into an exhibition at Vox Populi. 

This exchange exhibition is co-curated by Center Director Mack McFarland, Bree Pickering, Director of Vox Populi, and Mark Stockton, Vox Populi artist president. This exchange facilitates a sharing of works and ideas between artists, expands their national profiles, moves them into new markets, and provides each city a look into the arts community of another.

Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is a contemporary art space and artist collective that works to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related programming. For over 27 years, Vox Populi has played a unique role in the cultural life of Philadelphia by bringing our audience a diverse range of programming and providing a supportive environment in which artists can take risks and gain valuable professional experience.

With a rotating membership and a commitment to working collectively, Vox Populi is a vital forum for the development and exchange of artistic ideas. Vox Populi’s comprehensive exhibition schedule includes solo shows of both member and guest artists, a curated video lounge, annual guest-curated shows, exchanges with peer organizations and group shows that provide critical exposure for under-represented artists.