Biography

Victoria Reis is a curator and arts organizer who has been actively supporting contemporary visual artists and arts organizations within local, national, and international contexts since 1991.

In 2002, Reis co-founded Transformer (transformerdc.org), an internationally recognized non-profit visual arts organization based in Washington, DC. Since 2006, Reis has been leading Transformer as its Executive & Artistic Director, curating and presenting substantial exhibitions and programs in support of emerging artists, and new & best practices in contemporary visual art. Reis has established comprehensive partnerships & collaborations with an extensive range of international cultural, educational and diplomatic organizations and institutions, and has launched and advanced the careers of several hundred artists.

In May 2017, Reis expanded Transformer's programming to include Siren Arts, an Asbury Park, NJ based summer residency program for emerging visual artists working within the performance art discipline. Siren Arts will be pursuing its 5th season of programming summer 2021.

Reis is a Founding Member of Common Field (commonfield.org) a national network of art spaces and artist-led initiatives. She has been a member of ArtTable since 2000. In 2018, she joined the Board of Directors of Monmouth Arts, a non-profit arts organization supporting artists and arts organizations throughout Monmouth County, NJ.