GAZELL.iO x Vertical CryptoArt presents A roundtable discussion on Collecting NFTs with Brendan Dawes + special guests moderated by Micol (Vertical CryptoArt).
Brendan Dawes is a UK-based artist using generative processes involving data, machine learning and algorithms, to create interactive installations, electronic objects, online experiences, data visualisations, motion graphics and imagery for screen and print. A Lumen Prize Alumni, his work has featured in many exhibitions across the world including Big Bang Data in thirteen cities, three MoMA shows in New York together with his Cinema Redux work becoming part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art in 2008. His recent Art of Cybersecurity work is featured in Art Futura 2020. Clients include Airbnb, Twitter, PWC, Google, Seagate, BBC, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Atlantic, Bravo, M&C Saatchi, EE, Arup, Intel, Cancer Research UK, Mailchimp, Trend Micro, Deloitte and many others.
Micol is one of the founders of Vertical CryptoArt, a community builder and describes himself as a 'decentralisation believer'.
Kamiar Maleki is a collector, curator, fair director, patron and philanthropist with over 15 years’ experience in collecting, curating and managing art projects and fairs. In 2015, he curated #HashtagAbstract – the first show on how we buy, sell and look at art via Instagram. He is currently curating and taking part in the first NFT artist in residency program, Present the Future, in partnership with Four Seasons Hotel Group and the Gran Hotel du Cap Ferrat. Rapper Tinie Tempah, artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar are part of the collective drop on July 21 on Nifty. Kamiar is also the Director of the VOLTA Art Fairs (Basel/New York/Miami).
David Gryn is the founding director of Daata Editions, which aims to empower video, sound, and web-based artists, via commissioning artworks in moving image. Gryn is also the founding director of Artprojx, which screens, curates, and promotes artists’ moving image projects worldwide, working with renowned contemporary art galleries, art fairs, institutes, film festivals, websites, and artists. In 2020 David launched Daata Fair - the first international online art fair dedicated to artist video. Daata has introduced NFT drops in May this year.
Shelley Mannion is Chief Product Officer at Verisart, the leading blockchain certification service. She has over 20 years experience building digital products for public and private companies in the arts. At Verisart, she leads a cross-functional team of engineers and designers who recently added NFT certification as part of Verisart's collaboration with SuperRare. Earlier in her career, she built the British Museum's first digital product team delivering its flagship mobile guide and the first AR application for digital learning in UK museums. She holds an MSc in Communications from the University of Lugano and a BA in Art History.