Hello, I come from the Internet.

I'm a UX specialist and independent curator based in NYC. I work as Principle Design Researcher for Strategy & Design, and run TRANSFER – an experimental exhibition space in NYC, founded in 2013.

Owner, TRANSFER


TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between networked studio practice and its physical instantiation. I direct our programming and monthly exhibitions, supporting a community of artists working with emerging computer-based practice.

The gallery operates in collaboration with our artists to support acquisition and preservation of their work, in new formats and with new modes of presentation.

The curatorial vision of TRANSFER is to support emerging techniques across media, agnostic of form but focused around a humanistic encounter with networked culture.

In our first year TRANSFER hosted ten solo exhibitions, over a dozen events and attracted an international community of supporters. In 2014, the gallery presented artwork at five international art fairs and curated 10 solo exhibitions in our Brooklyn-based gallery. In 2015 the gallery focused on expanding our global reach, exhibiting abroad to further the exposure of challenging media-based formats and techniques.

Now in our fourth year, the gallery is expanding our support of new formats such as VR and embarking on an archival research initiative, documenting artist intent and preserving the works exhibited in our space.

ARTFAIRS + APPEARANCES


NADA New York: 2017 & 2016

Moving Image Art Fair NYC: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Satellite Art Show Miami: 2016, 2015

TRANSFER Download NYC The Current Museum, 2016

TRANSFER Download SF Minnesota Street Project, 2016

Midnight Moment – Lorna Mills 'Mountain: Light/Time', March 2016

Pulse Miami Beach, 2015

Moving Image Art Fair Istanbul: 2015, 2014

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair NYC: 2015, 2014

VOLTA Salons ‘Art and the Cloud: Collecting and Investing in Digital Art’, Panel Discussion with Paddy Johnson of ArtFCity, 2015

HYPERSALON, Salon style exhibition during ArtBasel Miami Beach 2014

POSTMATTER, Video Interview with Kyle Chayka, 2014

UNPAINTED Media Art Fair Munich, 2014

Moving Image Art Fair London, 2013

Claudia Maté 'Sweet Finances' title= Joshua Caleb Weibley 'Cruft' 'Ways of Something' compiled by Lorna Mills Rick Silva 'En Plein Air'

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

I am a digital strategist with over ten years of experience working with clients and collaborators to create useful, useable and enjoyable interactive experiences. My core skill set includes human-centered design research, content strategy, information architecture, and user experience design.

I am Principal Design Researcher with Theresa Neil – Strategy & Design, a UX team comprised of Researchers, Strategists, Designers and Developers. We work with startups and Fortune 100 companies alike, helping to bring new ideas to market. Our sweet spots are interactive data visualizations, cross platform product suites and complex applications.

In the past I have worked with agency partners like Big Spaceship, ustwo, Happy Cog and Red Tettemer serving clients in telecommunications, consumer goods, finance, education, publishing and non-profit sectors including MTV, Comcast, AT&T, Chobani, Nintendo, Bloomberg, American Express, Harvard, Hearst, Reporter’s Committee for the Freedom of the Press, AARP, ONE.org, and The Academy of Natural Sciences.

Kelani Nichole

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