E16: The Revolution Will Be Televised


E16: The Revolution Will Be Televised
July 20 – August 24, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 6:00 -8:00 pm

Transformer is proud to announce the 16th Annual Exercises for Emerging Artists Program – E16: The Revolution Will be Televised. 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, E16 brings together four emerging DC-based artists exploring the use of video as a medium for socially conscious commentary. The invited artists will receive guidance and feedback from a series of visiting mentors comprised of established artists, curators, and critics, as well as Transformer staff and their peer E16 artists as they create new work or new body of work over the course of the program.

Designed to stimulate and encourage the participating artists as they create new work, the artists will participate in bi-weekly meetings & as well as studio and museum visits over several months period (May- July 2018), resulting in a group exhibition July 20 – August 24, 2019.

E16 artists include Maps Glover, Alexis Gomez, Paula Martinez, & Tam-anh Nguyen; with lead mentorship from Plakooke (Rachel Debuque & Justin Plakas); and guest mentorship from Mark BeasleyLarry Cook, Leigh Davis, Jaimes Mayhew, Naoko Wowsugi, and Transformer staff.

Artists invited to participate in the Exercises are nominated by Transformer staff, Advisory Council, as well as area arts educators and curators.