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ART DUBAI DIGITAL



As the art world continues to adapt and evolve in the digital and NFT realms, new communities are emerging to support these worlds, involving new creators and stakeholders.  Art Dubai launched Art Dubai Digital in 2022 – a new dedicated section of the fair examining the context out of which NFTs, cryptocurrency, video art, and virtual reality (VR) have grown since the rise of digital art in the 1980s and recognising those who are leading the way in the rapidly expanding and developing digital art space.


Art Dubai Digital features a curated section that represents a broad geographic base – including traditional gallery models, digitally native platforms and collectives, and presentations by some of the most exciting and innovative artists working in the digital space today.


The first edition of Art Dubai Digital was curated by Chris Fussner, web3 specialist and Director of Tropical Futures Institute, a leading design strategy studio in Cebu, Philippines that elevates early stage artists and web3 tech startups. The second edition in 2023 was curated by Clara Che Wei Peh, educator and arts writer based in Singapore, founder of NFT Asia, a digitally native artist collective in the Web 3.0 ecosystem. 

The most recent edition in 2024 was curated by Auronda Scalera and Alfredo Cramerotti, co-directors of Multiplicity-XXnft curatorial and publishing platform as well as Web to Verse, a project aimed at encouraging exhibitions and research on the origin and evolution of digital art from the 1950s to present day. The curatorial framework, titled “Expansion / Diffusion” explored the intersection of new media art and technologies in order to expand our understanding of contemporary culture.




“Since the launch of Art Dubai Digital in 2022, the fair can also pride itself in supporting artists from emerging regions and working with emergent mediums.”

– Forbes 


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DIGITAL SUMMIT


Building on the platform created by Art Dubai Digital, a new Digital Summit at Art Dubai convened international and local industry leaders to discuss and debate the expanding digital art ecosystem and Dubai’s unique place within it.



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BEHIND THE SCENES


Art Dubai Digital curators Alfredo Cramerotti and Auronda Scalera discuss their curatorial approach, and the overarching themes explored in the third edition of the dedicated digital section.



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PRESCRIBING DIGITAL ART


Presented by Julius Baer, the 2024 art commission by multidisciplinary artist Krista Kim, explored megatrends like “extended longevity” by visualising each visitor’s unique heart rhythm in real-time.



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