Dec. 15 – 17, 2021
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre
Tickets available here.
Abu Dhabi – After their successful launch during NFT.NYC, NFT Magazine partners with Blockchain World to bring Crypto Art Fair to the United Arab Emirates for a massive, interactive blockchain festival expected to draw over 20,000 visitors and reach millions of global viewers online.
Working with the UAE royal family, Blockchain World will host a variety of panel discussions, interviews, blockchain activations, and more. NFT Magazine will host Crypto Art Fair, leading the festival’s focus on NFT art with panel discussions, interviews, workshops, and a continuous showcase of over 30 top tier NFT artists on a massive LED screen in the main exhibition hall.
For the first time, Crypto Art Fair will be hosting auctions and sales of a selection of their participating NFT artists during the festival, available via QR codes to OpenSea. As a definitive resource for crypto art, NFT Magazine’s partnership with Blockchain World is an exciting next step in bringing their platform and introducing their artists to a large community of investors, enthusiasts, and artists in the UAE, the Middle East, and beyond.
NFT Magazine will have two keynote speakers, NFT artists Kristel Bechara and Amrita Sethi, participating throughout the festival. They will be speaking at the festival’s conference hall, interview studio, and workshops in the exhibition hall during Crypto Art Fair’s continuous showcase.
“Crypto Art Fair is about creating a physical presence for digital artists and introducing a wider public to the often-misunderstood concept of NFTs. Their goal is to go beyond the isolation of computer screens and activate the truly accessible qualities of digital art.” –
Whitehot Magazine, KT Hawbaker When NFT Magazine launched in 2020, founders Rodni and Xhois Baja wanted to create a platform that promotes emerging as well as world renowned artists in the crypto art world. They immediately connected with a wide audience, consisting of top tier NFT collectors as well as celebrities, and have grown to over 200k followers since they launched. More details below:
Crypto Art Fair will take center stage in the exhibition hall, where they will feature their line-up of top tier artists on a massive LED screen and a stage for accompanying workshops by Kristel Bechara and Amrita Sethi.
The line-up of top tier artists includes: Adam Spizak, Aeforia, Alex Christodoulou, Alexa Meade, Amir Zand, Andreas Wannerstedt, Android Jones, Annibale Siconolfi, Antoni Tudisco, Brellias, Clay Weishaar, David McLeod, Eduard Mykhailov, Federico Clapis, Giant Swan, James Tralie, Kidmograph, Klarens, Kristel Bechara, Madebystudiojq, Madmaraca, Marc Tudisco, Marco Mori, Mue Studio, Ondrej Zunka, Paul Milinksi, RenderFruit, Shane F3D, Vexx, Victor Moatti, Xsullo, and Yugal Odhrani.
All participating artists will be showcased on the LED screen on a continuous loop for the duration of the festival. For the first time, NFT Magazine will also be hosting auctions and sales for a selection of participating artists. Viewers will be able to access available NFTs for sale via QR codes to OpenSea. Every auction and sale will be active for one week from the beginning date of the festival.
Dec. 15 – 17, 2021 Workshops: 1:00 – 1:20 PM GST each day Crypto Art Fair on OpenSea
Amrita Sethi will be a guest speaker and Kristel Bechara will represent NFT Magazine and Crypto Art Fair on a Ted Talk-style stage that seats 2,000 people. They will speak alongside other high profile and visionary presenters and blockchain experts.
Kristel Bechara and Amrita Sethi will be interviewed by journalist Natalie Brunell during the first studio slot of the event. The interview studio seats 400 people and will be streamed internationally. Dec. 15, 2021 12:30 – 1:00 PM GST
Blockchain World Dec. 15 – 17, 2021 Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre Tickets available here.
About NFT Magazine NFT Magazine was founded in 2020 by brothers Rodni and Xhois Baja, with the aim of becoming the definitive resource for crypto art and spotlighting both emerging and renowned, established artists. Since their inception, their Instagram page has rapidly and naturally grown to over 200k followers, including many high profile figures in the art and entertainment industry. NFT Magazine is currently working on an editorial expansion. Website: www.nft-magazine.net Instagram: @nft.magazine & @cryptoartfair Twitter: @MagazineNFT
About Blockchain World Blockchain World is a 3-day event taking place at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, across 15-17 December. Blockchain World encompasses the Global Distributed Cloud Storage Summit, which looks at how data storage on the blockchain will revolutionize the internet as we know it, as well as the Helicon Studio, an immersive chat show with a live studio audience discussing everything to do with NFTs. From tokenized loyalty programmes to blockchain and NFT gaming, to real estate on blockchain, Blockchain World aims to educate and inspire with the help of leading industry experts and teams from renowned blockchain projects. The event is expected to bring in 20,000+ attendees, 200+ experts, 50+ leading enterprises and 1 million+ followers becoming a leader in decentralized culture and innovation across the region. Website: www.blockchainworld-global.com Instagram: @blockchainworld_dcs
About Kristel Bechara Born in Lebanon and based in Dubai, Kristel Bechara is an award-winning contemporary artist who has quickly established herself as the rising star of the Middle Eastern art world. Kristel’s work has been displayed around the world to great appreciation and demand, especially from galleries in Tokyo, Milano, Brussels, and France. She has received high acclaim in UAE as well, notably winning the UAE Resident Artist Award at the 2018 World Art Dubai for her collection, Beauty in Diversity. Kristel has also gained recognition as a pioneer of NFT art in the Middle East, having been one of the first artists in the region to adopt NFT technology to launch her new series, Beauty in DeFi. Inspired by the world of cryptocurrencies, this series of digital paintings has been the subject of much critical acclaim and has been featured in publications across the globe. Website: www.atelierkristel.com Instagram: @kristelbechara
About Amrita Sethi Born and raised in Kenya, a British citizen of Indian origin, residing through Switzerland, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and the United Kingdom, before moving to Dubai in 2007, Amrita Sethi is an award-winning, golden visa holder and digital artist. After a successful career spanning 15+ years in some of the world’s largest multinational banks and insurance companies, Amrita left the corporate world to become an artist. She launched her NFT portfolio in 2020 and became the first NFT artist in the UAE. In 2021, she was nominated by the Dubai Arts and Culture to receive the prestigious Golden Visa Residency in Dubai for 10 years for her contribution to the Digital Art Market in the UAE. Amrita won the “Outstanding Artist Award” at World Art Dubai April 2019 and was selected for Expo 2020. She has also created live activations and installations at Art Dubai March 2019 and the Asia Contemporary Art Fair in Hong Kong in October 2019. Amrita studied Mixed Media at Central Saint Martins, UAL. She also holds an MSC in Development Economics and a BA Hons degree in Economics from The University of Manchester. Website: www.artbyamrita.com Instagram: @art.by.amrita