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“Quaranta’s account... sets a high bar for others that will follow. Surfing with Satoshi is the only book of its kind: an attempt by a single author to weave a motley array of histories - of art movements, markets, technologies, and critiques - into a coherent narrative.” Brian Droitcour on Outland

Surfing with Satoshi. Art, Blockchain & NFTs, Aksioma, Ljubliana 2022. 1st edition, SOLD OUT!; Postmedia Books, Milan 2022. Buy it on AMAZON.COM or AMAZON.IT!

 

 

Domenico Quaranta is a human entity and can be reached out at info@domenicoquaranta.com. Born 1978, he was raised in the countryside and lives in his own filter bubble. Since the early 2000s, he has been spending most of his time speaking art and visual culture in front of diverse audiences, curating exhibitions of contemporary artifacts, writing texts and releasing them in the infosphere, enjoying life with his beloved ones and trying to understand the world he’s living in.

He recently new! wrote a book on how the blockchain is disrupting the art world (or not), new! made a show on how artists should disrupt the blockchain, new! organized an online exhibition researching the future of human visual culture in the age of machine vision and AI, arranged an online selection of artist’s desktop studio visits, penned a short essay on art at the end of the future, wrote a commentary on a duct-taped banana and curated an exhibition and a book on how labour is colonizing life in so called post-work societies.

Older books include In My Computer (2011), Beyond New Media Art (2013) and AFK. Texts on Artists 2011 - 2016. Once a frequent, now erratic collaborator with magazines and reviews, he contributed to, edited or co-edited a number of books and catalogues, including Sopravvivenza programmata (2020, with Valentino Catricalà), GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames (2006, with Matteo Bittanti) and THE F.A.T. MANUAL (2013, with Geraldine Juarez).

Past exhibitions include: Holy Fire. Art of the Digital Age (2008); RE:akt! (2009 - 2010); Playlist (2009 - 2010); Collect the WWWorld (2011 – 2012); Unoriginal Genius (2014); Cyphoria (2016); Escaping the Digital Unease (2017 and 2018 - 2019); Hyperemployment (2019 - 2020); For Your Eyes Only (2021). He lectures internationally and lectures on net art and digital cultures at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan. In 2011 he co-founded the now defunct Link Art Center.

A more detailed account of Domenico Quaranta’s activities can be found on Google docs; recent updates can be found on the blog beyondnewmedia.art. If you care, you may even subscribe to his beautiful newsletter ✖‿✖

 

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Copyshamelessly, Domenico Quaranta 2020 to ∞

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