Roya Amirsoleymani is Artistic Director & Curator of Public Engagement at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), a multidisciplinary contemporary art center in Portland, Oregon, USA, where she co-curates the annual, international Time-Based Art Festival (TBA); year-round exhibitions and performances; and critical, contextual, educational, community, socially engaged, and participatory programs.
In all her work, she strives to foreground questions of access, equity, and inclusion for experimental art and its institutions. She is a founding member of Arts Workers for Equity (AWE), which seeks to advance racial equity in Portland’s cultural sector, and is on faculty in the Art & Social Practice MFA Program at Portland State University. Roya has presented at national and local conferences and served on numerous national and regional grant panels and award committees. She holds a BA in Contemporary Visual Culture & Gender Studies (Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, California) and a Masters’ in Arts Management (University of Oregon).