Transformer Presents E12: Social Practice Lab

By Editorial Team on July 21, 2015

Wed, 22 July 2015 - Sat, 12 September 2015

Tiny Heads Present Themselves by Amy Hughes Braden. Courtesy of Transformer.
Tiny Heads Present Themselves by Amy Hughes Braden. Courtesy of Transformer.


Receptions: Thursday, July 23 from 6pm to 8pm
Thursday, August 6 from 6pm to 8pm
Thursday, August 20 from 6pm to pm
Thursday, September 3 from 6pm to 8pm


Transformer presents E12: Social Practice, the 12th year of their Exercises for Emerging Artists program. Launched in March 2004, this mentorship program supports DC area emerging artists through a rigorous, several month long critique process with peers & mentors, as they create a new work or new body of work.

Focusing on a different artistic discipline each year, E12: Social Practice is supporting artists interested in pursuing social change and social engagement through their work. With mentorship from Kenneth Bailey of Boston based Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), DC based artist Patrick McDonough, and Transformer staff, E12 artists Amy Hughes Braden, Margo Elsayd, Kunj, and Joseph Orzal explore topics of femininity, critical pedagogy, urban planning, and visibility through a series of public actions and social interventions.

Transformer’s 1404 P Street NW project space will be dedicated to E12: Social Practice, July 22 – September 12, acting as a Social Practice Lab for each participating artist to workshop their ideas & methods, and share documentation of public actions during the following 10-day blocks:

Amy Hughes Braden

  • July 22 – August 1st, 2015
    Reception: Thursday, July 23, 6-8pm


  • August 5 – August 15, 2015
    Reception: Thursday, August 6, 6-8pm

Joseph Orzal

  • August 19 – August 29
    Reception: Thursday, August 20, 6-8pm

Margo Elsayd

  • September 2 – September 12, 2015
    Reception: Thursday, September 3, 6-8pm

Transformer is located at 1404 P Street NW. For more information visit