Transart Institute News

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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”

      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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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