News Archive

News Archive for March 2020

Mar 21, 2020

Phone Call

Phone Call brings together poets and artists in immediate response to the shutdowns surrounding COVID-19 in an effort to connect people during a time of isolation. Inspired, in-part, by the late John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem, Yoko Ono’s Telephone Piece, and Nigel Shafran’s series Ruth on the phonePhone Call aims to reconnect people within intimate space of a phone call on a 1-to-1 level. Participants can sign up to be read to and hold conversations with poets and artists over the phone beginning in April.

Conceived by Ginevra Shay, Phone Call is part of the nomadic project Rose Arcade, and supported by Transformer. Through Phone Call, Transformer will be providing funding to more than 20 artists, and connection to more than 200 participants. With your support, our goal is to grow this program, funding more artists and providing Phone Call more people in the community.

Mar 21, 2020

E17: Zines

Transformer is proud to announce the 17th Annual Exercises for Emerging Artists Program – E17: Zines. Founded in 2004, Transformer’s annual Exercises For Emerging Artists is a peer critique & mentorship program created to support a selected group of DC-based emerging artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and creative development.  

Focusing on a different artistic discipline each year, E17 will center on supporting and promoting seven DC-based artists exploring their practices with zines and DIY publishing: Ayana Zaire CottonJennifer LillisAthena NaylorLate Comeback Press (Rachna Soun and Caroline Kim), Evyan Roberts, and Julie Sheah. The invited artists will receive guidance and feedback from lead mentor Christopher Kardambikis, as well as a series of guest mentors, including: Ipsy Bipsy, Malaka Gharib, Christina Long, Adam Griffiths, #Blkgrlswurld ZINE (Christina Long & Courtney Long), Adriana Monsalve and Monica Johnson.

Mar 21, 2020

Transformer Goes Digital

TUNE IN EVERY DAY:

Instagram - @transformerdc

Twitter - @transformerdc

Facebook - Transformer

 

MORE DETAILS:

+ Which Yesterday is Tomorrow?

+ E17: ZINES

+ PHONE CALL

+ FLATFILE

 

PROPOSE A PROJECT!

Email info@transformerdc.org

Mar 19, 2020

RESOURCES

Transformer is committed to connecting artists with information on resources and opportunities to support them. Every Friday, we will share listings and links we find and are receiving from colleagues throughout the contemporary art field to help artists. Please check back on our website and Twitter regularly for these updates.

VIEW FULL LIST OF RESOURCES ON OUR WEBSITE HERE.  

Mar 12, 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM TRANSFORMER

3/12/2020

In response to rapidly evolving updates regarding the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus - as of today, 3/12/20, Transformer’s Board of Directors has decided to postpone all of our public programming until further notice.

The health of our employees, artists, patrons and community is paramount. We encourage everyone to take the precautions health experts have been sharing.

The exhibition Which Yesterday is Tomorrow? by artists Dahlia Elsayed & Andrew Demirjian, will be on view through our storefront window as of this Saturday 3/14/20.

Transformer staff will be majority telecommuting as of this weekend until further notice.

Please continue to follow us on all social media platforms (instagram & facebook), and visit our website (transformerdc.org) for further updates.

We look forward to seeing you later this spring!

In the meantime, please email info@transformerdc.org with any questions.

Our continued best wishes to all!

 

- Victoria Reis

Co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director

Transformer

Mar 07, 2020

Transformer Presents: Rachel Schmidt’s Vanishing Points, Curated by Dawne Langford at SPRING/BREAK

Transformer Presents: Rachel Schmidt’s Vanishing Points, Curated by Dawne Langford at SPRING/BREAK

Mar 04, 2020

Collector’s View 2020

transformer's
collector's view 2020 reimagined

Sharing private collections of contemporary art

Collector’s View shares the private collections of a select and diverse group of DC’s prominent contemporary art collectors. 

Transformer thanks Long & Foster | Christie's International Real Estate, our Exclusive 2020 Collector's View Sponsor, for their generous support.

Mar 03, 2020

Which Yesterday Is Tomorrow?

WHICH YESTERDAY IS TOMORROW?
Closing public program July 18, 2-6pm