This project took Chicago’s inspiring banners ‘What If Women Ruled the World’, which were created in collaboration with Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Dior Spring Summer 2020 Haute Couture show, as its source for a new revolutionary blockchain enabled call-and-response.
Josephine Meckseper, born in Germany, holds an MFA from CalArts, and lives and works in New York City. The artist is known for her large scale vitrine installations and films that have been exhibited in numerous international biennials and museum exhibitions worldwide. In her practice, which encompasses film, photography, painting and sculpture, Meckseper challenges the conventional meanings of familiar cultural imagery and the systems of circulation and display through which they acquire significance.
photo credit: Kevin Trageser
Ricci Albenda is an American contemporary visual artist and sculptor. His sculptures harness traditional and idiosyncratic perspectival systems to represent bare architectural spaces that may be feasible, but are never real. His deep exploration of language and the written word has led him to develop his own fascinating system in which the alphabetical and numerical system are paired with the color wheel.
French-American conceptual artist Sarah Meyohas was one of the first artists to explore the intersection between cryptocurrency and art with her formative, feminist Bitchcoin project (2015). Working across multiple mediums including performance, film, photography, and AI, her work investigates how value is created and sustained in art and economics.
photo credit: Gabby Jones
Since the early 1980s, David Salle has created complex, searingly psychological paintings that juxtapose an array of images from art history, popular culture, and his own starkly lit photographs. An astute art critic, he is the author of How to See: Looking, Thinking and Talking about Art (2018).
photo credit: Michael Avedon
Hani Rashid a practicing architect, known for a first-of-its-kind Guggenheim Virtual Museum and the Virtual New York Stock Exchange among other notable projects and buildings including the Yas Marina Hotel and Formula one venue in Abu Dhabi. Hani co-founded New York based Asymptote Architecture with his partner, Lise Anne Couture in 1989. Alongside his professional work, Hani has a distinguished, international academic career having held numerous visiting professorships at a number of important universities including the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as well as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). In 1998 Hani co-founded and developed Columbia University’s GSAAP Advanced Digital Design program. And in 2000 Hani co-represented the United States at the 7th Venice Architecture Biennale. Hani lives in New York City, and alongside his architectural practice, is the director of Deep_Futures, a research laboratory in the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.