DMINTILOGO

DIGITAL & CRYPTO Art Chronology

In collaboration with MOCA

Adapted from the Museum of Crypto Art, DMINTI has put together a chronological review of crypto-art and blockchain related events. This crypto art timeline is adapted from the work of artist Martin Lukas Ostachowski.

1963

Computers And Automation Launches Its "Computer Art Contest"

The contest defines “computer art” as “examples of visual creativity in which a computer plays a dominant role.”

1963

Computers And Automation Launches Its "Computer Art Contest"

The contest defines “computer art” as “examples of visual creativity in which a computer plays a dominant role.”

Kevin Abosch (/ˈeɪbɒʃ/ AY-bosh; born 1969) is an Irish conceptual artist and pioneer in cryptoart known for his works in photography, blockchain, sculpture, installation, AI and film.

Six examples of the 10,000 randomly generated CryptoPunks

BitchCoin logo

BitchCoin logo

Artie Vierkant (born 1986)[1] is an American digital artist based in Brooklyn, New York, known for his "Image Objects" series. The series is based on the 2010 essay "The Image Object Post-Internet", which he wrote while in graduate school.

Example of glitch art by Rosa Menkman who was featured at the opening of TRANSFER gallery

Bridle in 2015

LaTurbo Avedon is an avatar artist, curator, the designer and founder of Panther Modern. Their work emphasizes thepractice of nonphysical identity and authorship since 2008-2009.Their work has appeared internationally including TRANSFER Gallery (New York), transmediale (Berlin), Haus der elektronischen Künste (Basel), The Whitney Museum (New York), HMVK (Dortmund), Barbican Center (London), and Galeries Lafayette (Paris).

In 2009, ecoarttech launched "Eclipse," an internet-based work commissioned by Turbulence of New Radio and PerformingArts, Inc.[4] and Untitled Landscape #5, a digital environmental artwork commissioned by the Whitney Museum of Art, as part of the Sunrise/Sunset series inaugurated in 2009.

Cory Arcangel (born May 25, 1978) is an American post-conceptual artist who makes work in many different media, including drawing, music, video, performance art, and video game modifications, for which he is best known.

Some earliest hardbacks with glossy dust jackets, spanning the period 1961–1980, the majority of these publications date back to the 1960s.

Casey Edwin Barker Reas | 1972 (age 49–50) | Troy, Ohio, US

Video sculpture of the duo, Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge., at M+, Hong Kong

Logo for Berlin-based annual media art festival Transmediale

CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment in Chicago, IL

The Thing Bulletin Board System

ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe founded in 1989

Prix Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica, the longest-running media art festival, launches in Linz

Creative Computing

Portrait of Manfred Mohr, co-founder of Groupe Art et Informatique de Vincennes (GAIV)

Cover of Leonardo

Georg Nees

Computer generated art from Computers and Automation's "Computer Art Contest"

1965
February 5, 1965

The Studiengalerie der Technische Hochschule Stuttgart presents the first-ever public exhibition of computer-generated images as art.

April 6, 1965

Manhattan’s Howard Wise Gallery presents this first American exhibition of computer art, featuring works by A. Michael Noll and Béla Julesz.

November 5, 1965

Galerie Wendelin Niedlich in Stuttgart presents the third exhibition of computer art, featuring works by Georg Nees and Frieder Nake.

1965
February 5, 1965

The Studiengalerie der Technische Hochschule Stuttgart presents the first-ever public exhibition of computer-generated images as art.

April 6, 1965

Manhattan’s Howard Wise Gallery presents this first American exhibition of computer art, featuring works by A. Michael Noll and Béla Julesz.

November 5, 1965

Galerie Wendelin Niedlich in Stuttgart presents the third exhibition of computer art, featuring works by Georg Nees and Frieder Nake.

1966

Computer Technique Group (CTG) forms

Masao Komura, Haruki Tsuchiya, Kunio Yamanaka, and Junichiro Kakizaki found the Computer Technique Group (CTG) in Japan.

1968

Founded by kinetic artist and aeronautical engineer Frank Malina, the journal will go on 1969 to publish important primary accounts and secondary scholarship in the field of digital art and art and technology more broadly.

This magazine dedicated to the theoretical links between computers and art is published by a group of artists related to the [Nove] tendencije (New Tendencies) movement.

ICA London presents the first major museum presentation of computer-generated images, films, sculptures, songs, and other creative forms, curated by Jasia Reichardt.

1968

Founded by kinetic artist and aeronautical engineer Frank Malina, the journal will go on 1969 to publish important primary accounts and secondary scholarship in the field of digital art and art and technology more broadly.

This magazine dedicated to the theoretical links between computers and art is published by a group of artists related to the [Nove] tendencije (New Tendencies) movement.

ICA London presents the first major museum presentation of computer-generated images, films, sculptures, songs, and other creative forms, curated by Jasia Reichardt.