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Mission

Terrain Exhibitions makes private space public through sculpture, installation, performance and interventions. Terrain Exhibitions re-purposes private spaces such as front yards, porches, or windows and turns them into public spaces to foster dialogue between neighbors and provide opportunities for artists and viewers alike to experience new perspectives.

Terrain Exhibitions is a 501c3 Not for Profit organization established in the State of Illinois. Founded in Oak Park Illinois by artist Sabina Ott and author John Paulett, the "Terrain Biennial" has produced three editions in 2013, 2015 and 2017. With each edition the biennial has grown in size and reach. The 2017 biennial featured installations and events in 23 locations around the United States of America, Sweden and France with over 130 participating artists and curators.

Terrain Exhibitions produces the Terrain Biennial, a public art event staged at locations worldwide. Terrain Exhibitions hosts the Terrain Residency in Springfield, Illinois working with our partners the Springfield Art Association and the Enos Park Residency Program.