ARTFAIRS + EVENTS
Satellite Art Show Miami: 2016, 2015
TRANSFER Download Shanghai Chronus Art Center, 2017
TRANSFER Download Basel Haus der elektronischen Künste, 2017
TRANSFER Download NYC The Current Museum, 2016
TRANSFER Download SF Minnesota Street Project, 2016
PULSE Miami Beach, 2015
VOLTA Salons ‘Art and the Cloud: Collecting and Investing in Digital Art’, Panel Discussion with Paddy Johnson of ArtFCity, 2015
HYPERSALON, Salon style exhibition during ArtBasel Miami Beach 2014
TRANSFER and our artists have been featured on ArtFCity, Hyperallergic, Artnet, Artforum, The Creator’s Project, Wired, Fast Company, AQNB, Postmatter, Animal NYC, L Magazine, and Travel Mag among others. The director has been featured on Postmatter, Artnet, NOOART, and NYC Fox5 News.
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TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between virtual studio practice and its physical instantiation.
The gallery was founded 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 shows from women refiguring technology, and began traveling a new virtual exhibition format called the ‘TRANSFER Download’. In TRANSFER’s first five years, the gallery produced over 60 exhibitions of experimental media art in NYC and abroad, including international exhibitions, pop-ups and art fairs. In 2019 the gallery is relocating from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, California. TRANSFER is independently owned and directed by Kelani Nichole.
Statement from the Director:
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.