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Domenico Quaranta, Surfing with Satoshi. Art, Blockchain & NFTs, Aksioma, Ljubliana 2022. Preorder (free shipping!)


Domenico Quaranta is a living being and can be reached out at info@domenicoquaranta.com. Above you can see him in various situations, mostly speaking and gesturing in pure Italian fashion. His latest appearances include new! a book on how the blockchain is disrupting the art world (or not), new! an online exhibition researching the future of human visual culture in the age of machine vision and AI, new! a blog on the same topics, an online selection of artist's desktop studio visits, a short essay on art at the end of the future, a commentary on a duct-taped banana, a chapter on the value of context for net-based art, an exhibition and a book on how labour is colonizing life in so called post-work societies.


Born 1978, Domenico Quaranta was raised in the countryside and lives in his 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. Once a frequent, now erratic collaborator with magazines and reviews, his books include In My Computer (2011), Beyond New Media Art (2013); AFK. Texts on Artists 2011 - 2016 (2016) and Surfing con Satoshi. Arte, blockchain e NFT (Postmedia Books, Milano 2021). He contributed to, edited or co-edited a number of books and catalogues, including Sopravvivenza programmata (2020, with V. Catricalà), GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames (2006, with Matteo Bittanti) and THE F.A.T. MANUAL (2013, with Geraldine Juarez). Curated 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 teaches “Interactive Systems” at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara. 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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