DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk

DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk

Monthly First Thursday Gallery Walk is Back on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM 

Join us during DUMBO’s monthly First Thursday Gallery Walk at NYFA Gallery for two special performances in conjunction with the exhibition Borderless: In Residence. Beginning at 7:00 PM, eteam (Fellows in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘16) will perform an illustrated lecture about the art of concealment, the politics of hiding, the power of absence, and more. Vocalist, writer, and artist Joseph Keckler (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12) will perform two short music and text-based works in the gallery space immediately following. One is a new piece about New Year’s Eves, midnights, and the 2012 apocalypse that didn’t occur. Stay afterwards to view the exhibition Borderless: In Residence during NYFA’s extended hours. 

DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk
February Walk: Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Performances: 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2016 – March 10, 2017 
Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free and open to the public

For a full list of participating galleries in the DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk, please visit the event website.



Since 2001, eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger) has trafficked in transience. At the intersection of relational aesthetics, the Internet and land art, eteam coordinates collective happenings and conceptual transactions between the earthly plane and the realms of the interweb, often reconstructed in hypnotic video work, radio plays, or more recently novellas and novels. Their projects have been featured at venues and festivals including MoMA PS1, New York; mumok, Vienna; Centre Pompidou, Paris; transmediale, Berlin; and Biennale of Moving Images, Geneva; among many others. They have received grants from Art in General, NYSCA, NYFA, Rhizome, Creative Capital, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and were residents at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Taipei Artist Village, Eyebeam, Smack Mellon, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony. 


Joseph Keckler is a vocalist, writer, and artist whose work often combines autobiography, humor, and classical themes. Awards include: a Creative Capital Award in Performing Arts, a 2012 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work, a Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art grant, and a Village Voice Award for “Best Downtown Performance Artist.” He has participated in residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, Times Square Arts, and University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. Recent performance venues include: BAM, SXSW, Dixon Place, Miami Art Basel, and Centre Pompidou. His work has been featured on WNYC’s Soundcheck and BBC America. Last year he made his off-broadway debut at Lincoln Center in Dave Malloy’s Preludes. Joseph occasionally writes about contemporary art for VICE and other publications. He is currently finishing an album and developing “Let Me Die,” a performance piece involving operatic death scenes. A collection of his writing is forthcoming from Turtle Point Press.

Borderless: In Residence


Borderless: In Residence features artists who have participated in NYFA’s national and international residency programs through partnerships with Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Arts in London, Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence, the Jamaican Center for Arts and Learning, Times Square Alliance, the Sheldon Museum, Flux Factory, and the Node Center for Curatorial Studies.

Exhibiting artists include:
Golnar Adili (NYFA in Residence at Clemente Soto Velez)
Sonya Blesofsky (NYFA in Residence at Clemente Soto Velez)
Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen (International Composers Exchange Program)
Faith Holland (Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Residence)
Elana Katz (Roger Smith Residence)
Joseph Keckler (NYFA in Residence at Clemente Soto Velez)
Kimia Kline (Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence)
Hadi Nasiri (Sharing Perspectives Residency)
Roxa Smith (Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence)
Chin Chih Yang (Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Residence)

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Images, from top: eteam (Fellows in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘16), Waypoint, Follow, Orbit, Focus, Track, Pan, 2016; eteam (Fellows in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘16; Finalists in Video/Film ‘12), Photo Credit: eteam; detail Joseph Keckler (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12), Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist; Installation shot of Borderless: In Residence, Photo Credit: Jacque Donaldson.

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