Project Description

Culinaria Dinner Series

Artist: Kasey Mills
January 19th, 2015

Culinaria EAT | ART @ DISJECTA continues its successful second season of this chef-driven dinner series, bringing food lovers and art lovers together around the table at Disjecta in support of the Curator-in-Residence program.

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Disjecta is known for its mission to support artists and engage communities by exhibiting the best contemporary art in Portland, in one of the city’s most stunning spaces. The Culinaria dinner series opens an intimate portal into the creativity of both the kitchen and the gallery, highlighting what culinary leaders and art at Disjecta have in common—concept, vision and execution.

For our third dinner of the season, Mediterranean Exploration Company (M.E.C.) Chef Kasey Mills will be presenting a uniquely collaborated multiple course dinner to highlight the featured exhibition, Constructs. Chef Mills and his staff will be staging their own simultaneous production—the kitchen prepares the meal in full view, interacting with the guests as each course is served and providing insider perspective as to its origin.

Seating is limited to just 40 guests, so join us for one dinner or subscribe to the entire season and support Disjecta’s trend-setting Curator-in-Residence program.

Price includes exhibition tour with the curator, dinner, and beverages including wine and beer. 21+ only. All dinners will be held on the Monday night following the CiR opening receptions in our 3,500 square foot exhibition space. Dinner dates and chefs will be updated on our website, tweeted, emailed and otherwise widely disseminated.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet with curator Rachel Adams, the guest chef, Disjecta director Bryan Suereth and artists participating in the exhibitions.

Mills opened M.E.C in July 2014 with mentor and Portland restaurateur John Gorham. Mills and Gorham have worked closely together at Toro Bravo for the past seven years. Inspired by the way a region’s cuisine tells a story of its peoples’ interactions and exchanges over time, Mills aims to bring the rich cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean to the Pacific Northwest. His menu of diverse yet cohesive dishes pays tribute to the exploration of people across the Mediterranean throughout history.

Rachel Adams is an independent curator and writer based in Austin. From 2010 to 2013, she was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at The Contemporary Austin, curating a number of exhibitions and video projects, including exhibitions with Seher Shah, Amie Siegel and Ragnar Kjartansson. Prior to moving to Texas, Adams lived in San Francisco and Chicago; curating at Queens Nails Projects and David Cunningham Projects in San Francisco; and co-directing Lloyd Dobler Gallery in Chicago from 2006-2008. Her writing has been included in, Arts + Culture Texas, Art Practical, Modern Painters, and Texas Architect. Adams holds an MA in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chefs can often substitute different ingredients and offer other food options. Please email your dietary requirements to by Thursday afternoon prior to the event date. 




drinks & exhibtion viewing with the curator at 6:30
seating promptly at 7:15


$100 per person

Price includes exhibition tour, dinner, and beverages.
21+ only