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Curated by: Kelani Nichole

231 Delgado Street
87501 Santa Fe
New Mexico
June 15th, 2018 - May 1st
Opening: June 15th, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



SANTA FE, NM – Art House is pleased to present TRANSFER Download, a survey of new

digital art by fifteen international artists and artist collectives, curated by Kelani Nichole in

collaboration with the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. The exhibition is showcased in an

interactive display chamber called a hyperspace, an immersive projection area controlled by

visitors who can select from a menu of artworks to view. TRANSFER Download brings together

the latest generation of artists engaging with powerful technologies of 3D animation software,

gaming engines, and algorithmic simulation. The exhibition opens in concert with the Currents

New Media Festival (June 8-24) and Futurition | Santa Fe, during which Art House is a

participating venue.


Artists in the exhibition include Lorna Mills (Toronto); Lu Yang (Shanghai); Carla Gannis (New

York); AES+F (Moscow); Claudia Hart (New York & Chicago); LaTurbo Avedon (The Internet);

Theo Triantafyllidis (Los Angeles); Alex McLeod (Toronto); Rollin Leonard (Los Angeles);

Sabrina Ratté (Paris); Rick Silva and Nicolas Sassoon (Pacific Northwest); Snow Yunxue Fu

(Chicago); Phillip David Stearns (New York); Harvey Moon (San Francisco); and Daniel Temkin

(New York).


On Sunday, June 10 at 1pm, curator Kelani Nichole gives a free public talk at SITE Santa Fe

as part of the opening weekend of the Currents New Media Festival. Titled The Networked

Avant-garde, her talk is presented by the Thoma Foundation in partnership with SITE Santa Fe

and Currents New Media. Nichole discusses the ways in which the internet has changed how

artists produce and share art, and how experimental galleries and institutions are disrupting

the infrastructure of the art world.


She has presented versions of TRANSFER Download at NADA New York; the Chronus Art

Center, Shanghai; HeK Basel; the Current Museum, New York City; and the Minnesota Street

Project, San Francisco. This iteration Simulations in Hyperspace is inspired by the Thoma

Foundation’s digital art collection. Since 2013, Nichole has supported artists working with

computer-based practices through TRANSFER, an exhibition space in Brooklyn exploring the

friction between networked studio practice and its physical instantiation.


TRANSFER Download will be on view at Art House, Santa Fe for one year, with exhibitions from

the Foundation’s collection rotating seasonally. Spanning the global history of computer art of

the past fifty years, the Foundation’s digital art collection includes some of the first algorithmic

plotter drawings on paper, software-driven, generative, and custom-coded artworks, interactive

works based on real-time gaming platforms, internet-based or networked art, and works that

utilize LED and LCD displays. The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation recognizes the

cultural and intellectual value of artworks that make use of experimental and innovative


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