September 9 - 11, 2022 at The Armory Show, New York.
Over the last 75 years, the fabric of contemporary life has been transformed by the onset of computational machines. The computer, the algorithms that dictate them, and the software we engage with quietly abstract the human creativity behind the scenes making it all possible. Yet, just as early 20th century art movements faced immense backlash for their departure from the traditional, the current exploration of blockchain technology by digital artists has been impatiently dismissed as a cultural fad. The New Digital Art Experience, curated by Sofia Garcia, examines the distinct visual languages of seven digital artists to reclaim the conversation around tokenized digital art as a multi-faceted and complex period of experimentation and creativity.
Minne Atairu is an interdisciplinary Artist, and doctoral candidate at Columbia University. Minne's research-based AI-generated work draws on historical fragments, images and texts — which often hinge on questions of Blackness, museum and archival practices. Minne has exhibited and performed at The Harvard Art Museums, Boston (2022); Markk Museum, Hamburg (2021 – ); SOAS Brunei Gallery University of London (2022), Fleming Museum of Art, Vermont (2021); Columbia University’s Macy Art Gallery (2020, 2021, 2022). She is the recipient of the 2021 Lumen Prize for Art and Technology (Global Majority Award).Learn More
Luke Conroy (1990) is an Australian artist, sociologist and educator, currently based in The Netherlands. His art practice is grounded in social observations and research, taking form in photography, digital art, video, text and installation. Across his eclectic projects, Luke creates satisfying and emotive visuals that promote a consideration of human values, relationships and beliefs across a variety of contexts. In order to create this work, Luke frequently imbeds himself in a variety of contrasting working environments, producing work that finds inspiration through collaboration with the local community and his own subjective interpretations.Learn More
Luna Ikuta is a Japanese American artist and designer. Her active fields range from contemporary art, object design, and digital art. She is internationally acclaimed for her work with transparent plants, combining bio-engineering, aquascaping, and nature to create underwater worlds of ghostly flora. In 2021 she was commissioned to create a permanent public art piece for Culver City and her digital works have been exhibited worldwide in gallery exhibitions and museums. Exploring the crypto art scene since 2020, Ikuta's NFT collection was featured on Vogue Singapore's digital cover and her most recent collaborator includes Lady Gaga for the Chromatica Ball world tour. Ikuta graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a background in industrial design and currently works from her studio in Los Angeles.Learn More
Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher, and educator with a simple goal: he wants you surprised. In his work, he creates performances and installations that take human gestures as input and amplify them in different ways -- making drawings come to life, imagining what the voice might look like if we could see it, transforming people's silhouettes into music. He's been listed as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People and his projects have won the Golden Nica from Ars Electronica, Interactive Design of the Year from Design Museum London as well as listed in Time Magazine's Best Inventions of the Year. He creates artwork through writing software and is a co-creator of openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding and helped co-found the School for Poetic Computation, a school examining the lyrical possibilities of code.Learn More
Helena Sarin (b. Moscow, Russia) is a visual artist and software enginner. Her work has always existed at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, beginning her career at Bell Labs where she designed commercial communication systems following by working independently to develop computer vision software using deep learning. Sarin artistic practice covers a multitude of techniques including watercolor, pastel, and photography, which she uses to train neural networks to produce what she calls “Folk AI.”Learn More
Seneca graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has since been honored most recently by the Art Directors Club with a Silver Cube in their 100th Annual Awards, a prestigious design accolade. She also does collaborations overseas in Asia and has had solo shows in Shanghai and Wuhan. Her first NFT project was notably with the original Bored Ape Yacht Club collection.Learn More
Jason Ting (b. 1986, Johor Bahru, Malaysia) is a new media artist based in New Haven, CT with a background in Interdisciplinary Computing Arts. Jason’s work explores the interaction of light, color, and motion through digital animation and interactive installation.Learn More
Sofia Garcia is the founder of ARTXCODE, a generative art house dedicated to supporting the contemporary algorithmic art movement since 2018. She is an advisor to leading artists, collectors, and institutions regarding Web3 and algorithmic art and has been honored with Apollo Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in Art + Tech | Business. Sofia currently sits on the curation board and selection committee of Art Blocks, the foremost on-chain generative art marketplace. She also sits on the Board of Directors of Code/Art, a non-profit dedicated to teaching young girls how to make art with code, and Art At a Time Like This, a digital-first public arts organization. She previously worked at JP Morgan as a front-end engineer before joining the founding team of their blockchain vertical Onyx, where she was a Technical Design Strategist and Subject Matter Expert on NFTs.