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Converge 45 is proud to announce the appointment of Christian Viveros-Fauné as Artistic Director for its 2022 -2023 edition. Viveros-Fauné is a writer and curator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His program, which will unfold over multiple venues and in collaboration with the region’s arts and cultural institutions, is already in development. The main activities of this project will take place in the second half of 2023 and will include regional, national, and international artists.

"Viveros-Fauné’s passion for writing and his international curatorial experience parallel Converge 45’s objectives of amplifying our region’s robust arts community, while connecting Portland to the global arts dialogue,” said Mack McFarland, Converge 45’s Executive Director. “We have already been exchanging ideas and deep diving into the art being created today. I am excited to see Christian’s collaborative energy and rigorous thought manifest into this project.”

“It would be the understatement of the decade to say that I am excited about the opportunities a city-wide exhibition like Converge 45 presents,” Viveros-Fauné says. “Portland punches way above its weight as a cultural capital, and it is a great honor to be invited to help channel some of that energy into an artistic vision. The challenges of our evolving moment are obvious; with Converge 45 I want to concentrate on its more critical and empathetic creative possibilities.”

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