Converge 45 is pleased to announce the official roster of artists who will be serving in our inaugural season’s ARTISTS’ CONGRESS.

Over twenty artists from across the US have been invited to participate in three days of candid conversation and proposition building preceding Converge 45’s rigorous calendar of public programs and exhibitions. 2016’s participating artists include:

Lita Albuquerque
Chris Doyle
Brian Droitcour
Tannaz Farsi
Harrell Fletcher
MK Guth
Ann Hamilton
Brian Holmes
David Horvitz
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Malia Jensen
Chris Johanson
James Lavadour
Ellen Lesperance
Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen
Claire Pentecost
RISE: Radical, Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment
Shannon Scrofano
Storm Tharp
Sharita Towne

The results of the conversations that emerge from Converge 45’s 2016 Artists’ Congress will drive exhibition, installation and event-based content for the programming of Converge 45 in 2017.

Converge 45 is an annual platform for critical conversation in Contemporary Art. A program of curated exhibitions and events is hosted by cultural institutions in and situated near Portland, Oregon. A Visitors’ Weekend (July 29 – 31, 2016) will concentrate special viewing opportunities and forums for discussion. The artists participating in the Artists’ Congress will also join Converge 45 Visitors’ Weekend activities, and rotate as guest-residents on Converge 45’s online platforms—Instagram [@converge_45], and Twitter [@converge45].