Pictured: Rick Silva ‘Western Fronts’ (2018) from the debut exhibition in our Downtown Los Angeles loft space.

LOCATION

1000 S Hope Street, Suite 420
Los Angeles, California 90015

SELECT PRESS

 

The Thrill of Unpredictability at Two Art Fairs – The New York Times, March 2020

 

Snap Review: Cassie McQuarter at TRANSFER – Contemporary Art Review LA, September 2019

 

This Gallerist wants to Show you how to Live with Tech-forward Art – LA Magazine, June 2019

 

A Show of AI-Inspired Art Offers an Unsettling Vision of How Tech Will Affect Us – The Observer, May 2019

 


What You Need to Know about Collecting Virtual-Reality Art
– Artsy, April 2019

 

The Gray Market: Why the Most Important Armory Week Trends Were the Disruptive Ones – Artnet News, March 2018

 

Kelani Nichole on Pioneering a new type of Gallery – The Creative Independent, December 2017

 

3D Printing an Army of Forgotten Goddesses to Fight Colonialism – Hyperallergic, December 2016

 

Our Bodies, Our Machines: Inside the New Intimacy of the Digital Age – Fast Company, June 2015

 

The Work of Art in the Age of Something – Artnet News, October 2014

 

Critic’s Picks: Clement Valla – Artforum, April 2014

 

Brooklyn’s New TRANSFER Gallery brings Internet Art into Real Space – Hyperallergic, March 2013

TRANSFER is an experimental gallery that explores simulation and expanded practice.

The gallery was founded in Brooklyn in 2013 to support artists making computer-based artworks, by installing solo exhibitions of experimental media art. In 2016 the gallery shifted to focus programming on solo exhibitions from women refiguring technology, and began traveling a new virtual exhibition format called the ‘TRANSFER Download’. In TRANSFER’s seven years, the gallery has produced 75+ exhibitions of experimental media art, including international exhibitions, pop-ups and art fairs. In 2019 the gallery relocated from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, California.

TRANSFER is led by Kelani Nichole,with support from the Director, Wade Wallerstein.

Statement from the Founder, Kelani Nichole:

Today artists live, work and exhibit on the Internet.  They reach a networked global community, often embedding artworks in the everchanging context of streaming images, open data sources, and instant feedback mechanisms that constitute online public space. Their resulting body of work is sometimes best suited for the browser – at TRANSFER the work develops beyond the screen into the physical space of the gallery.

TRANSFER operates as a gallery with a spirit of openness. It is a white cube testing new practices, malleable to accommodate internet-based studios with experimental curation and development in the contemporary art market. The gallery explores alternative modes of support for distributed artworks, and considers new formats for exhibition, collection, and appreciation of the art that comes to you through the computer.


TRANSFER’s first location in Brooklyn, NY from 2013-2018