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Victoria Estok Under the Viaduct in Harlem’s White Light

  New York—Transart alum Victoria Estok (MFA 2011) recently returned to the Riverside Drive Viaduct in Harlem for the third installment of a public art intervention series by the West Harlem Art Fund. Coinciding with the annual all-night arts festival Nuit Blanche in Paris, Under the Viaduct in Harlem’s White Light featured Overtones and Undercurrents, […]

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Jeca Rodríguez-Colón Named Loisaida Center 2014 Dance-Theater Residency Recipient

  New York—Transart congratulates Jeca Rodríguez-Colón (MFA 2014), recently named 2014 Dance-Theater Residency Recipient at The Loisaida Center. For the next three months, Rodríguez-Colón will develop a dance-theater piece that extrapolates the invasion of a country to unwelcome intrusions into womanhood. Through choreography including movement phrases and intermittent dialogue with the audience, Rodríguez-Colón will create […]

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Nicolás Dumit Estévez at Rockland Community College

  Suffern, NY—Transart faculty member Nicolás Dumit Estévez participated in Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2014 at Rockland Community College. The event was facilitated by Eugenio Espinosa, Assistant Professor in Art. Nicolás Dumit Estévez “treads an elusive path that manifests itself through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap.” His work is presented widely worldwide including exhibitions […]


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Gurpreet Sehra Talk at Princeton University

  Princeton, NJ—Transart PhD student Gurpreet Sehra delivered a paper at the Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference on October 4, 2014 at Princeton University. Entitled “Material Histories and Sikh-Punjabi Diasporas” Sehra’s talk considered the ways in which material histories provide insights into cultural processes. Asking “What can textiles tell us about people and cultures?” Sehra […]

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Rachelle Viader Knowles Appointed as Coventry University Course Director for Fine Art

  Coventry, United Kingdom— Named Modern University of the Year 2014, Coventry University recently appointed Transart PhD candidate Rachelle Viader Knowles to the position of Senior Lecturer and Course Director for Fine Art. Knowles travels to Coventry from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada where she worked for over a decade, most recently as […]

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New Alanna Lockward Publication

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic—Transart faculty member Alanna Lockward is pleased to announce her newest publication Un Haití Dominicano: Tatuajes fantasmas y narrativas bilaterales (1994-2014) [A Dominican Haiti: Ghost Tattoos and Bilateral Narratives (1994-2014)]. Published by Editorial Santuario and the Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM), the anthology presents writing on racism and genderism as […]


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Ato Malinda Short-Listed for Celeste Prize

  Poggibonsi (Siena), Italy—Transart congratulates Ato Malinda (MFA 2014) on the recent short-listing of her video On Fait Ensemble, 2010 for the Celeste Prize 2014 in Video and Animation. On Fait Ensemble features panoramas of scenic landscapes, point of view shots from a pirogue, and marketplace scenes interspersed with apparitions of a black female figure […]

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Freya Björg Olafson Premieres “HYPER_”

  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada—Transart alum Freya Björg Olafson recently premiered the multimedia work HYPER_, 2014 at the 9th annual WNDX Festival of Moving Image. HYPER_ explores the limits of perception through “expanded choreography.” Featuring live dancers against a backdrop of large-scale video projections, the work shape shifts between two- and three-dimensional representations of the body. […]

Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Talking life and art while applying eye shadow and eating PB&J on bread," 2014

Nicolás Dumit Estévez “Talking life and art while applying eye shadow and eating PB&J on bread”

  New York—Join Transart faculty member Nicolás Dumit Estévez for an improvisational experience aboard the Lilac Museum Steamship this Saturday September 27, 2014. Talking life and art while applying eye shadow and spreading PB&J on bread Floating Library Lilac Museum Steamship Pier 25, Hudson River Park West St at N. Moore St, New York, NY […]


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Upcoming Nicolás Dumit Estévez and Mary Ting Talk

  New York—Join Transart faculty members Nicolás Dumit Estévez and Mary Ting in conversation with Beatrice Glow. TEATIME A Conversation about Changing Times amidst Shifting Currents with Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Beatrice Glow and Mary Ting Floating Library Lilac Museum Steamship Pier 25, Hudson River Park West St at N. Moore St, New York, NY 10013 […]

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Lynn Book at SomoS Art House

  Berlin—Transart faculty member Lynn Book is featured in the guests and artists-in-residence exhibition Made in SomoS on view at SomoS Art House through September 30, 2014. Current SomoS resident, Book presents work from UnReading for Future Bodies, 2014, a multivolume and multimedia project including performance and video. Considering the reading and reception as performative, Book highlights interactions […]

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Magda Biernat Joins Robert Klein Gallery

  Boston—Magda Biernat (MFA 2011) is now represented by Robert Klein Gallery. Born in 1978 in Poznan, Poland and currently based in New York City, Magda Biernat is a multimedia artist whose works range from architectural and landscape to conceptual photography and video installations. Biernat’s most recent project, Adrift, began on a yearlong journey she took […]


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José Drummond Curates Photo DocksArtFair Show

  Lyon, France—Current MFA student José Drummond presents the exhibition China? Faraway, So Close! co-curated with Zhou Ying and on view at Photo DocksArtFair through September 28, 2014. Inspired by director Wim Wenders’ film Faraway, So Close! (1993), which features a fallen angel adjusting to human life on earth, the exhibition explores the creative practices of […]

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Miriam Schaer Appointed Acting Director of Columbia College Chicago Book & Paper MFA

  Chicago—Miriam Schaer (MFA 2014) was named Acting Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper graduate program at Columbia College Chicago for the 2014-2015 academic year. A Brooklyn-based multimedia book artist, Schaer uses items of clothing to explore issues of femininity, society and spirituality. She joined Columbia College Chicago as […]

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US Premiere of Christopher Danowski’s “romeo&juliet/VOID”

  Tempe, AZ—Transart MPhil/PhD student Christopher Danowski premieres romeo&juliet/VOID at Arizona State University’s Paul V. Galvin Playhouse on November 14, 2014. A reimagining of Shakespeare’s 16th century romantic tragedy, romeo&juliet/VOID is set in an underworld inhabited by forever longing, immortal lovers. Written by Danowski, the play is directed by Stephen Wrentmore, Associate Artistic Director of the […]


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Recent Nicolás Dumit Estévez Workshop

  New York—On September 10, 2014 Transart faculty member Nicolás Dumit Estévez hosted El Museo as Classroom / City as School, a mixed media workshop for educators and community partners throughout New York seeking to engage with the museum and the city as educational sites for active learning. El Museo as Classroom / City as […]

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Aurora Del Rio at Kalopsia Gallery

  Edinburgh—Aurora Del Rio (MFA 2013) was featured in the exhibition Contextiles-isation on view at Kalopsia Gallery from August 1 through August 31, 2014. Contextiles-isation presented textiles within a larger framework of contemporary art by juxtaposing fabric and weaving with performance in order to highlight and compare the conceptual nature of both mediums. Featuring artists from […]

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Martin Budny Hosts Open Studios

  Berlin — Current Transart MFA candidate Martin Budny hosts open studios from 2pm to 7pm Saturday August 9, 2014. Employed as a flight attendant, Martin Budny uses his work experience as a departure point to explore notions of place, personality vis-à-vis consumerism, and alienation in Study towards a Service Personality. A “radical simplification of […]


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Transart Exhibition “Intermezzo #3”

  Berlin — Transart Institute is pleased to announce the exhibition Intermezzo #3 opening this Saturday August 9, 2014 at Mila Kunstgalerie. Intermezzo #3 is the third and final show at Mila Kunstgalerie featuring Transart artists earning their MFA degree during the institute’s 2014 summer residency. Curated by Katharina Maria Raab, director of Mila Kunstgalerie, […]

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Nicolás Dumit Estévez initiates OFFICE HOURS at El Museo del Barrio

  New York — Transart faculty member Nicolás Dumit Estévez announces OFFICE HOURS (OH), a series of actions bringing together the visitors and staff of El Museo del Barrio (El Museo). Subtitled “Transforming the Museum into a Holistic Work of Art,” OH is an evolving project currently consisting of six collaborative interventions that seek to […]

Miriam Schaer, "(w)hole," 2014 (detail)

Current Transart Exhibition “Alternative Maternals”

  Berlin — Transart Institute is pleased to announce the exhibition Alternative Maternals on view through August 9, 2014 at Lindner Project Space. A show about motherhood and its intricacies including childless mothering and motherlessness, Alternative Maternals features work by five Transart artists earning their MFA degree during the institute’s 2014 summer residency, namely, Deborah […]


KJ Schumacher, "Berlin 001," 2014

Transart “Open Frame Night” Pop-up Show

  Berlin — Transart Institute is pleased to announce Open Frame Night, a pop-up exhibition at SomoS Berlin Art House this Saturday August 2. Open Frame Night will feature a variety of work including sculpture, photography, painting, embroidery, works on paper, installation, film, video and performances by Transart students. Several members of the Berlin-based artist […]

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Upcoming Transart Exhibition Intermezzo #2

  Berlin — Transart Institute is pleased to announce the exhibition Intermezzo #2 opening Saturday August 2 at Mila Kunstgalerie. Intermezzo #2 is the second in a series of three exhibitions at Mila Kunstgalerie featuring Transart artists earning their MFA degree during the institute’s 2014 summer residency. Curated by Katharina Maria Raab, director of Mila […]

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Eva Petrič at the Vienna Künstlerhaus

  Vienna — Eva Petrič (MFA 2010) is featured in the exhibition Melange — Wein-München opening August 1 at the Künstlerhaus. Melange revisits the relationship between the Vienna Secession, based at the Künstlerhaus, and the Munich Secession, two late 19th century artistic groups that sought to break away from the conservative academic traditions that dominated the […]