Top 54 artists enter the Final Review of Art Dream Fund!

APENFT
3 min readDec 5, 2022

The community’s vote has finished. The top 54 artists (including artists sharing tied votes) will enter the Final Review of Art Dream Fund!

The community’s vote for Art Dream Fund’s second open call has concluded. By midnight on November 21, the organizing committee received 3,276 votes from 945 voters. Artists ranking top 50 (54 in total, including artists sharing tied votes) will enter the Final Review of Art Dream Fund’s second open call. Their works cover a wide range of art forms including drawing, graphic design, video and audio, virtual/digital art, and animation.

During the Final Review, the Jury Panel, which is composed of renowned art curators, collectors, critics, and NFT experts, including Philip Tinari (director and CEO of the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art), Jonathan Crockett (chairman of Phillips, Asia), Josh Baer (senior art advisor), Sylvain Levy (collector), and Conlan Rios (founder of Async Art), will join forces with the community to pick the final 14 winners under the criteria of “providing cross-culture, cross-sector and comprehensiveness for the NFT industry”. The winners will share a prize pool of over $100,000. Moreover, they will also enjoy the opportunity to build their art studios in The Sandbox, a metaverse game to be launched by APENFT and TRON, as well as to participate in the annual online and offline exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies, and other art events curated by APENFT. When reviewing the artworks, the Panel will also give the most professional, open, and inclusive suggestions and guidance in areas including art, finance, technology, and design.

Please keep following the APENFT Foundation and Art Dream Fund. The list of final winners will be announced in late December. Stay tuned!

Full list of artists qualified for the Final Review:

尉浩_ZunYuH

抑子Ezi.Zhang

Ma Haijiao

Mindplayer

Monika Plusa

Shota Yamauchi

Annan Shao

Ziyang Wu

Iris Qu

Entangle Other Studio

JiangYuan

陈宙粼 Ziggy Chen

CHILLLCHILL

Fei Yining

HUANG Jieyuan

easyJet©️Wong

WMD Collective

Cliff, Steven, Lizzy

ConnieDigital

Deasy

Agoria

70zsh

In-Dialog

陈博 / Chen

陈子贤

陈子健

懒栏LazyBackHome

田晓磊

张听 Zhang Ting

Rundong Zhao

lnuqfossil

LILINgosi

John paul

Tim

光与宙

Done

Tracy

Zttai

chenzengace

lxujingl

NFTunes, Mankind

Pu Yingwei

Shaun Hu

Song Kun

SpaceArtDAO-Lotus

Terra Naomi

dubbb

yao.oop

Nick Ervinck

Johannes Bosisio

David Bianchi

FirstWave

PinkCY

Carina Zhang

▲ List of 54 qualified artists selected by community voting by midnight on November 21 (source: APENFT Foundation)

Artworks of selected artists

Artist: Annan Shao

Project: Highway Sushi

Format: 3D animation

Artist: 尉浩_ZunYuH

Project: Symbiotic Space: Lichen (Rhodophyta, Chlorophycophyta, Cyanobacteria, Xanthophyta, Lichen)

Format: sculpture, new media, audio-video

Artist: Monika Plusa

Project: Isolation 02

Format: cyanotype

Artist: 田晓磊 Tian Xiaolei

Project: “Myths” series

Format: loop animation

Artist: Ziyang Wu

Project: Future_Forecast

Format: live simulation, online game, CGI animation

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