Our Partners


Philadelphia Contemporary believes wholeheartedly in the power of collaboration, and our ever-growing list of partners helps us to put on spectacular events. They do pretty awesome things themselves, too, so make sure to visit their websites to show 'em some love.

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Installation view of Tracey Emin's, A Moment Without You, coming to Race Street Pier as a part of Water Marks

Philadelphia Contemporary is excited to partner with the Delaware River Waterfront Coporation (DRWC) on Water Marks, a new, multi-year program of rotating installations at a variety of sites along four miles waterfront. The title references the term “high-water mark,” the point at which a body of water is at its highest. 

DRWC acts as the steward of the Delaware River waterfront and intends to transform it into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. Learn more about their programming. 

Ongoing Partnership


Philadelphia Artist Spotlight


Cynthia Dewi Oka is a featured poet in our Billboard Poetry  series, a Love Jawns: A Mixtape alum and the author of the forthcoming book Fire Is Not a Country. The billboard featuring her poetry can be viewed all through July, 2021 at 12th & Callowhill streets in Philadelphia. 


Cynthia is the author of Salvage and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, her poetry has appeared widely online and in print. She has been awarded the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award, the Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize and the Fifth Wednesday Journal Editor’s Prize in Poetry. ​


Originally born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, Cynthia’s family migrated to Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories, in 1995. She now lives in the Greater Philadelphia Area with her son and partner. Cynthia earned her MFA as a Holden Fellow at Warren Wilson College. She currently teaches creative writing at Bryn Mawr College and is represented by The Speakeasy Project. For more, check out her interview with Buah Zine