Protected: FORA

TRANSFER and Gray Area are delighted to announce the launch of FORA, a consortium dedicated to conservation and regenerative cultural infrastructure built on decentralized technology. The initiative convenes conservators, curators, engineers, appraisers, artists, and collectors for open peer-review processes to boost conservation and care methods for media art. Each FORA event focuses on an exhibition of media artworks that have been restored or preventively conserved with decentralized methods.



TRANSFER is an experimental gallery that explores simulation and expanded practice. The gallery was founded in Brooklyn in 2013 to support artists making computer-based artworks, by installing solo exhibitions of experimental media art. In 2016 the gallery shifted to focus programming on solo exhibitions from women refiguring technology, and began traveling a new virtual exhibition format called the TRANSFER Download. In 2023 the gallery celebrated a decade of programming with the launch of a generative documentary film Almost in Real Time and established the TRANSFER Data Trust. In TRANSFER’s 10 years, the gallery has produced 80+ exhibitions of experimental media art, including international exhibitions, pop-ups and art fairs. In 2019 the gallery relocated from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, California. In 2021 TRANSFER established headquarters in Miami, Florida. TRANSFER is led by Kelani Nichole, with support from the Director, Wade Wallerstein.


ONX Studio is an accelerator for a global community of member artists who create immersive XR and AI works. This hybrid experimentation, production and exhibition space is located in the Olympic Tower in Midtown Manhattan and was founded in 2020 in partnership between the Onassis Foundation and NEW INC. ONX Studio now exists as a project of Onassis Culture, working in partnership with organizations in New York, including New York University’s Tandon School, Games for Change, NEW INC, Rhizome, and MAX, as well as with global institutions such as IDFA, CPH:DOX, DiMoDA, and others. Offering development funding, state-of-the-art facilities, advocacy, and community for an international community of artists from a broad range of disciplines, ONX Studio has become an influential hub and manifestation of the dynamism of a new global interdisciplinary artistic ecosystem.