Should the following Tier 4: up to $60,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Community category be approved?
Founded in April 2019, The Museum of Contemporary Digital Art (MoCDA) has always been a self-funded venture, whose goal is to bring digital art to the public, by working with emerging and established creatives. Since joining Decentraland University district in 2019, we shared its social and cultural potential by inviting artists to present their works in a virtual and decentralised environment. Through hosting special events, we seek to interact with curators, creatives, and experts, as well as to open our exhibition program to the public for their enjoyment, education, and collective experience. Thanks to the DAO support, we aim to continue curating and offering digital art exhibitions until January 2023.
The Museum of Contemporary Digital Art (MoCDA) is a museum platform founded in 2019. We seek to support the digital art category by documenting, collecting and advancing the position of digital art in a global context through unique curatorial insight and education.
Our team features experienced curators who share the ambition of providing many exciting opportunities to learn about the creative potential of digital tools, including the metaverse. In the past two years, we curated international art shows around the world including New York, London, Istanbul and Venice. MoCDA hosted many special events aimed at presenting and discussing what makes digital culture and art unique.
We bring our expertise in opening IRL exhibitions to the metaverse by experimenting with unique features that Decentraland offers to curators and artists alike. We are always seeking innovative ways to diversify and expand the platform.
We have organised several special exhibitions at the University District in Decentraland over the past two years, welcoming thousands of visitors. Three of the most recent exhibitions we opened:
“Digital Embodiments And Interventions: The Sculptural World of Marjan Moghaddam” (4th June-10th September 2021), solo show featuring a selection of works by pioneering artist Marjan Moghaddam
“Memento Minti - If you stop contributing, you will be forgotten” (8th January-27th March 2022), group show featuring Jisu Choe, Dancevatar, Silvio Lorusso, Nicolas Sassoon and Sasha Stiles
“(Do Not) Touch” (8th April-2nd July 2022), group show featuring Sasha Katz, Baron Lanteigne and Martina Menegon
These exhibitions attracted thousands of visitors. For example, “Memento Minti”’s POAP was collected 1600+ times in the first two days and “(Do Not) Touch” collected 1200+ times within the first hour.
The work of our dedicated team for each Decentraland exhibition involves preliminary research, installation planning and curatorial strategies.
Our curators will always plan at least three special events associated with each exhibition. This will enable more opportunities for visitors to visit the show and take full advantage of Decentraland’s space as a social environment, where people from diverse backgrounds can gather to enjoy art and interact with one another.
To learn more about the upcoming exhibitions, please visit this link: Museum of Contemporary Digital Art Exhibitions Program 2022/2023 - Google Docs
Feel free to get in touch with us by DM or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The funds from DAO will allow us to design and install exhibitions in our building located within Decentraland University, the educational district. We have been collaborating with the Decentraland University team since 2019, creating high-standard exhibition displays.
Serena Tabacchi: Co-founder/Director
Filippo Lorenzin: Artistic Director
Bruno Pitzalis: Art Innovation, Brand Awareness
Dominic Perini: Co-Founder, Tech Advisor
Tom Van Avermaet: Co-founder/Curator
Marie Chatel: Curator
Chiara Braidotti: Curator
Anastasia Pineschi: Curator
Manuela Della Monica: Social Media Manager
June-8th July 2022: MoCDA Digital Summer Show 2022 is installed
9 July 2022: Public opening of the exhibition during the Decentraland Art Week followed by a curatorial tour hosted by MoCDA with the selected students
25th July: Public opening of “Edge Studies”, the solo show of National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey
26th September: Public opening of the Permanent Collection display
7th October: Public opening of the group show “Not Only RGB”