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Artmaking in the Times of Crypto



Artmaking in the Time of Crypto

May 22 , 2021 from 1 to 2 PM


Workshop conducted via Zoom

$15.00 Participation Fee

Please register through eventbrite



In recent months, the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has set the art world abuzz. Within this craze, artists have begun creating artworks to be sold in digital marketplaces and bought by voracious collectors, eager to acquire these new forms of crypto-currency. How do artists stand to benefit from blockchain technology and new exchange platforms? What are the implications of NFTs for artists working in time-based media and ephemeral practices? Can NFTs make the art market less opaque and more democratic? Join artist Iván Sikic as he considers these questions and more through the lens of his own creative practice and experience minting and selling his series Trashed with this new technology that has far-reaching ramifications for the future. The event will cover:

  • Blockchain technology

  • NFTs, documentation, and valuation

  • Foundation as a platform and the minting process

  • Various types of cryptocurrencies

  • Shifting dynamics of the art market

  • NFTs and Carbon Emissions


Iván Sikic (Lima, 1983) has shown work at The 8th Floor (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima (Peru), Smack Mellon (Brooklyn), Km 0.2 (San Juan, Lima and Mexico City), Luis Adelantado (Bogotá, Madrid, and Valencia), UV Estudios (Buenos Aires), The Border Project Space (Brooklyn), Kunstraum (Brooklyn), MANA Contemporary, Miami (presented by Good To Know), Local Project (LIC, Queens) and Vigil Gonzales (Lima), to name a few. Sikic has also shown work at the Segunda Bienal Tropical (Loiza, 2016) curated by Marina Reyes Franco, Radamés ’Juni’ Figueroa, Stefan Benchoam & Pablo León de la Barra and the 2020 Immigrant Artist Biennial where he presented a commissioned work Greenwood Cemetery (Brooklyn), curated by Katya Grokhovsky and Harry Weil. His work has been written about extensively in global arts and broad mainstream media publications including Artnet News, The Huffington Post, The Creators Project, Metro, New York, Art Guide Australia, Fast Company, Art Report, La Vanguardia Spain, TerremotoMX, Relieve Contemporáneo, Artishock and Art Reveal Magazine NY, El Espectador (Colombia), amongst others. He has attended residencies in the USA, Europe, Latin America and Australia. Sikic is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.



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