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：
Entangle Other Studio
陈宙粼 Ziggy Chen
Cliff, Steven, Lizzy
陈博 / Chen
张听 Zhang Ting
▲ 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
Project: Symbiotic Space: Lichen (Rhodophyta, Chlorophycophyta, Cyanobacteria, Xanthophyta, Lichen)
Format: sculpture, new media, audio-video
Artist: Monika Plusa
Project: Isolation 02
Artist: 田晓磊 Tian Xiaolei
Project: “Myths” series
Format: loop animation
Artist: Ziyang Wu
Format: live simulation, online game, CGI animation