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about TRANS>area

TRANS> area is a non profit exhibition space in Chelsea. It offers first solo exhibitions to artists.

TRANS>area opened its doors on February 20, 2002. Designed by John Keenan and Terry Riley of Keenan & Riley Architects it is located on the fifth floor of 511 West 25th Street.TRANS>area originates and co-organizes 5-8 exhibitions per year, in addition to organizing off-site exhibitions and events throughout the world.

TRANS> area off site projects:


En el Cielo, Venice Biennial 2001
En Cielo, an exhibition where the sky became the publishing medium. Participating artists include:

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
Olafur Eliasson
Valie Export
Koo Jeong-a,
Glen Ligon,
Gabriel Orozco

  Paul McCarthy,
Dave Muller,
Vik Muniz,
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Jeff Wall

A Smile Without a Cat (Celebration of Annlee’s Vanishing), Inauguration night, Art Basel Miami Beach, December 4th, 2002
by Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno,

This was Annlee’s last manifestation-- her silhouette sparkled and dissipated in a series of fireworks over the skies of Miami Beach-- as she disappeared from the kingdom of representation.


TRANS>UTOPIA Shelter, Venice Biennial, 2003
A collaboration between artists Anri Sala and Edi Rama.

In 2001, Edi Rama, artist and mayor of Tirana, began to add color to buildings in the city of Tirana; these blocks of bright color became a visual manifestation of the possibility and need for change. The TRANS>UTOPIA Shelter is a depiction of this project, and a means of disseminating this gesture for change.

TRANS>area @ The Moore Space, Miami Design District
Joan Jonas: Crossed Waves: After a Long Train Ride, performance, October 11th, 2003 (IMAGE # 4)

Recently, TRANS>area has agreed to a partnership with Moore Space, a new non-profit arts organization in Miami’s Design District founded under the initiative of Arts Patrons/Activists Rosa de la Cruz and Craig Robbins. A selection of TRANS>area’s exhibitions will travel to their site.


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