February 09, 2012 - April 24, 2012


ALPTRAUM! (translated from German as "nightmare") is a comprehensive group exhibition of small to medium sized works on paper in a variety of disciplines (painting, drawing, screen prints, photography, collage) by an international mix of nearly 100 artists.

Developed by artists Marcus Sendlinger (Berlin) and Jay Stuckey (Los Angeles), and co-curated by Victoria Reis of Transformer (WDC) and Richard Priestly of Cell Project Space (London), ALPTRAUM! features work by twenty DC based artists from Transformer's FlatFile program, along with twenty artists from each of the other participating host cities. ALPTRAUM! organizer Marcus Sendlinger states:

ALPTRAUM! is an artist led project. It is a model which utilizes global communication between localized artist hubs & clusters to form an international grouping with the intent of opening dialogue across borders and cultures in order to delve into the stuff and mind murk that is either collectively shared or completely random and unrelated, all within the syndrome of ‘The Nightmare’. Each artist draws on their own personal experience in order to visualize anxieties that take them beyond everyday dreams.”

ALPTRAUM! launched at Transformer in December 2010 and has been traveling internationally ever since.


Transformer, Washington, D.C.
December 11, 2010 – January 15, 2011

Cell Project Space, London
January 28 – February 27, 2011

Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin
March 11 - April 15, 2011

The Company, Los Angeles
May 1 – 30, 2011

blank projects, Cape Town
August 3 - 27 2011

Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg
February 9 - March 9,  2012

Green Papaya Art Projects, Quezon City, Philippines
April 4 - 24, 2012