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Artist Bios
Institute of Contemporary Arts
May 2022
Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from Charleston, SC, USA who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays and VR / AR work. After he began releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops he has worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5 and many more. One of the originators of the current "everyday" movement in 3D graphics, he has been creating a picture everyday from start to finish and posting it online for over ten years without missing a single day.

Elaine Wong is a Short Film Programmer for BFI London Film Festival, and digital curator across film, art and tech. She works as Content Partnerships Manager for Viveport, a global app store platform for VR apps and games, focusing on next-generation interactive entertainment and immersive worlds. She has a passion for content across numerous formats and technologies from the past, present and future.

Andrea Bonaceto is an NFT artist and entrepreneur. As an artist, he’s focusing on programmable art and the intersection between visual art, music and poetry. In 2021, he  collaborated artistically with Sophia The Robot, the most advanced AI humanoid robot in the world. He has been involved in the blockchain and NFT space since the early days. He is among the Founding Partners at Eterna Capital, a leading investment firm focused on blockchain technology.

Emile Rafael is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker and musician. His work has been featured in Dazed and NOWNESS, with awards from D&AD, Kinsale Shark and Danish Grammy. Emile and Electricity is a music project of Emile.

Graceland London, studied Fine Art and History of Art at Hampstead Fine Arts London gaining a Bachelor's degree at Greenwich University in 3D Digital Design and Animation, which influences the technical side of her artwork. Grace uses bold colour in vibrant illustrations and paintings which depict the darker side of human nature and consumption. Her art visualizes self-obsession and displays self-questioning quotes.

Maliha Abidi is a Pakistani-American artist, author and neuroscience student. She was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, and migrated to California.. As an immigrant, her experiences play a huge role in her work. Her work mainly focuses on women’s rights (girls’ education, banning child marriage, domestic violence),  mental health, anti-racism,  travel and culture, and shining a light on societal issues.

Victoria Ivanova is a curator, writer and strategist. She works as Senior Curator at VIVE Arts, a company that collaborates with artists, cultural institutions and galleries to enable experimental approaches to heritage conservation and contemporary cultural experiences through digital innovation, and has recently launched an NFT Marketplace. She has previously worked as R&D Strategic Lead as part of Serpentine’s Arts Technologies, and for the last decade has focused on the interactions between art, technology, finance and society.

Lewk Wilmshurst was born in 1987 in Oxford UK. He has shown significant works at the Museum of Modern Art Busan 2020 and the Glasgow International in 2016 and 2018. After graduating from The Royal College of Art in 2017, Wilmshurst showed with London galleries including Gossamer Fog and Harlesden High St, featured in Elephant Magazines ‘Eight Artists To Watch’ and more recently showcased on itsnicethat.com
Wilmshurst has now migrated to predominantly working and publishing his personal work as NFTs online as well as working on a variety of private projects, in both creative and technical roles. Fully submerging his practice in digital culture and technologies, he remains an advocate for open-source philosophy, culminating in works that command a confrontation with modern life.

Maliha Abidi
Andrea Bonaceto
Lewk Wilmshurst
Graceland London
Victoria Ivanova
Emile Rafael