Discover and celebrate the history of NFTs with the innovators that made them happen at a historic landmark in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.
Hosted by DADA, the First Historic NFT Fest brings together the creators, innovators and thinkers who started it all. This three day event will take a deep dive into the earliest NFT projects on blockchain up to 2019, and will be a fun gathering of the early NFT community.
Meet the instigators and join in conversations about the value, historical significance and contributions of early NFTs.
The festival will offer a range of talks about the origins of NFTs, in-depth conversations with pioneering creators, a retrospective exhibition, workshops, and special activities.
Reial Cercle Artístic
5 Carrer dels Arcs
Creator of Rare Pepe Wallet.
Rare Art collector, Blockchain Art and Crypto collectibles dealer, NFT onboarder. Around since 2017.
Cryptoartist since 2016 known in the space for creating the #trashart meme/movement.
Metaverse architect and founder of Slothicorn, a creative commons cryptoartist collective in 2017. I have researched the magic shapes of the happiness no one escapes.
Shaban is the founder and CEO of EverdreamSoft, a Geneva-based company founded in 2010 that has pioneered the use of blockchain in the global game industry since 2015.
Conceptual artist and Crypto Art pioneer.
Manager of DJPEPE & FAKEDJPEPE. A prolific Bitcoin Artist specializing in banging ass beats, glasswork, & illustrations of frogs.
Legal scholar at Harvard University, Internet activist, and blockchain artist.
Attorney, educator, speaker, and published author in the fields of intellectual property, engineering, blockchain and information technology.
Founder of Breezy Art since 2018. Previously based in Beijing, New York, and Rome, she now lives in the Metaverse. www.breezyart.io
Conceptual and Media artist using technology and social forums as an art form. Creator of NILIcoins, the Counterparty asset collection.
(☞ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)☞ this guy crypto arts real gud.
Isa is an Italian artist dedicated to research projects in the field of contemporary art. She experiments with both analog and digital techniques. She is a lover and experimenter of data visualization. DADA artist since 2018.
Documenting milestones of crypto art - the movement of values
Lover of creatives. Master of None.
I write a song a day.
DADA artist since 2015.
Conceptual artist who began exploring NFTs in 2018.
Invisible economist, gardener, Metaverse tour guide, workshop instructor. Aka y0b.
The power of Zeus - The fury of Hades.
Georg specializes in digital art, NFTs, and generative photography. He currently advises institutions and art collectors at the intersection of blockchain technology and art. He has advised HeK Basel, MoCDA, CADAF, and Rare AF 2.
Robert founded Verisart, the blockchain certification & NFT minting platform. Former CEO & co-founder of Saatchi Art and Sedition Art.
Benoît is one of the first NFT/Cryptoart collectors in France. In 2018, he founded the Museum of Crypto Art (MoCA), a native metaverse museum where he curates MoCA's permanent collection. Benoît is also a co-founding partner of NFT Factory.
Developed Etherization, the first strategy game on Ethereum deployed in 2016.
Creator of OLGA & JPJA – first 1/1 and 1/N NFTs on Counterparty.
Coder & Creative Technologist + Musician + Filmmaker = Conceptual Artist.
A Pioneer of the Crypto Art movement. Since late 2011, he has been exploring blockchain and the concepts of value, materiality, and abstraction. The first TEDx speaker to talk about NFTs in early 2018, he held the earliest physical NFT solo-exhibition in New York in 2019.
Visual artist and founder of the TCBA - Lover of cats and Hermetics.
CryptoCrystal Founder / tofuNFT VP of Product / CEO of MiniMiniDungeon ex-indeed.
Creator of Age of Chains.
P2p Publishing Since y2k. Cryptoartist Since 2014: m/eow, Punycodes, Counterparty.
Minting artworks on various blockchain platforms since 2018 and contributing regularly to dada.art.
Crypto Art respecter & Web3 Engineer
Advisor to crypto artists and collectors since 2018.
Founder of the Jacksonville Florida Bitcoin meetup. Co-founded the Rare Pepe Foundation and was a Rare Pepe Scientist that minted DANKPEPE in Sept. 2016.
Founder of the early Counterparty project, The Scarab Experiment and creator of the XCPinata collection. Cryptographically hashed digital Panda characters with traits in 2011.
Koji made contributions in the early digital collectibles/NFT era. He hosts RareJapaneseNFTs.com.
Doing MY things since 1979.
myNFT.com, GBM.auction and Cryptograph.com
Contributing artist and curator of the Rare Pepe project on Counterparty (XCP). Foundation Member of Bitcorn.
Spanish artist Gala Mirissa is a quintessential digital polyglot whose work spans mediums and software but whose subject matter often remains focused on the balance of feminine strength and fragility. Her work has been exhibited and auctioned all over the world.
CultureTech & NFT pioneer, Cryptoart OG with works in the permanent collections of EU modern art museums.
1st Artist Coin TATIANACOIN April 2014 XCP, CEO Crypto Media Hub, Pixelmind.AI
Frens & accomplices
Co-creator of Logos DAO. Research fellow at Metagov.
Curator focusing on art in the digital age since 2016.
Alex is a media theorist who seeks to develop socially progressive approaches to new technologies. He aims to drive critical conversation about NFTs, blockchain, and Web3.
A software developer and artist who is addicted to the fringe, and emerging tech.
“Digital assets for a digital age.” We are living through the emergence of a technology-led phenomenon that will change our world and our lives in ways we can hardly comprehend. This future impact of ‘digital ownership’ in turn attributes great significance to the pioneering projects, people and assets that laid the foundations being built upon today.
Adam is responsible for rediscovering numerous historical NFT projects dating from the early days of NFTs. It’s his current thesis that NFTs will massively impact human culture, resulting in these early NFTs holding a unique, and valuable, place for collectors.
Lead Producer of NEW HERE, a feature film capturing the transformative power of crypto art and NFTs
More to come...
HNFT Historical Landscape
The landscape of Historic NFTs and its accompanying exhibition aim to highlight the people, the unseen connections, the relationships, and the influences between creators and projects in the Web3 ecosystem.
This is an opportunity to explore a new way of writing history: a distributed, if not decentralized, documentation effort that is both transparent and collaborative within a rigorous, yet open-minded framework.
Only by mapping out the co-existing dimensions and layers will we be able to understand where our influences came from and how we influence others. Only by making these relations visible can we better understand the cultural, social and technological impact of NFTs and what is the way forward.
Public Research Sessions hosted by @HNFTFest on Twitter Spaces:
- HNFT Landscape – A New, Collaborative Methodology
- HNFT Landscape – 2014 and before
- HNFT Landscape – 2015-2016
- HNFT Landscape – 2017
- HNFT Landscape – 2018 (part 1)
- HNFT Landscape – 2018 (part 2)
- HNFT Landscape – 2019 (part 1)
- HNFT Landscape – 2019 (part 2)
- HNFT Landscape – Concluding Thoughts