To celebrate Women’s History Month, online art marketplace, Artsy is hosting a charity NFT exhibition this week. Called “Artists Who Code”, the exhibition will feature NFTs by women and non-binary artists. A portion of the proceeds will support Girls Who Code, a non-profit organisation that aims to bridge the gender gap in technology.
“Women are significantly underrepresented in the technology, art, and NFT industries, and this auction is an opportunity to make the space more equitable for all,” said Dustyn Kim, Artsy’s Chief Revenue Officer. “‘Artists Who Code’ foregrounds the central role and major impact women and nonbinary creators have in digital art and technology. We’re also proud that a portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Girls Who Code during Women’s History Month to champion the voices and work of the next generation.”
More about Artsy’s charity NFT exhibition
The Artsy NFT exhibition is curated by artist and writer, Mieke Marple and Sinziana Velicescu of Vellum LA Gallery. Vellum LA is a leading art gallery for NFT-backed digital art in Los Angeles. Created in partnership with Monegraph, the exhibition will kick off on March 22 and last till April 5. Once it goes live, you can view the auction on Artsy’s website.
Each NFT in the exhibition will “explore generative techniques in artmaking”. The participating artists include Marjan Moghaddam, IX Shells, Sofia Crespo, LIA, Alida Sun, Helena Sarin, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, and more. Some highlights include Marple’s work Medusa #545, one of the many algorithmically created Medusas depicting Ovid’s Medusa as a survivor instead of a monster.
On the other hand, Blob No16 by Turkish mixed-media artist Göksu Koçakcıgil features abstract generative motion loops. Another highlight is frogeform viii by Ellie Pritts. Pritts created the experimental video series using both digital and analogue techniques, including artificial intelligence (AI). Meanwhile, in Moonfaced, New York-based Iranian Kurdish artist, Morehshin Allahyari has used an AI model to generate a series of videos from the Qajar Dynasty painting archive.
As the exhibition coincides with the upcoming NFT LA Conference, Artsy will exhibit the pieces at Vellum LA between March 24 and April 10. Besides, a few select pieces will be featured on state-of-the-art Luma Canvas displays. Moreover, the Artsy team will digitally display the NFTs across three cities—New York City, London, and Los Angeles. The schedule is as follows:
- 22 March – 5 April – New York City’s MTA transit network
- 22 March – 5 April – Oxford Street public art platform, London
- 21 March – 10 April – On four StandardVision digital outdoor billboards across Los Angeles
What is Artsy?
Launched in 2012, Artsy is one of the leading global online marketplaces for buying and selling fine art by top artists. The platform brings together more than 4,000 galleries, auction houses, art fairs, and institutions and over 2 million art collectors from across the globe. It is based in New York City and has offices in London and Berlin.