The Installation Space: An Art Gallery at the Portland Building

About the Art Gallery

The Installation Space is an art gallery with an almost 30 year legacy, located on the second floor of the Portland Building. The gallery is managed by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and its mission is to present conceptually rigorous, site-specific and experimental media installations.

The Portland Building houses numerous municipal offices including Parks & Recreation, Transportation, and the Water Bureau. The building is a controversial anomaly of postmodern architecture, designed by Michael Graves in 1982.

The Installation Space gallery program began in 1994 and was on hold for years due to the building’s extensive, multi-year renovation and pandemic closures. This exhibition marks the relaunch of the art program. Stay tuned to learn more about exhibition opportunities and future programming.

Selected past exhibitions can be viewed here.


Portland Building — Installation Space, 2nd Floor

(1120 SW 5th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97204)

Questions?: Contact: Morgan Ritter, RACC Public Art Exhibitions & Collections Specialist at