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The Non-Fungible Conference (NFC) Lisbon 2023 is preparing to announce the finalists of the world’s very first NFT Art Prize organized by Arab Bank Switzerland. This is the first award from a major institution to recognize and celebrate digital artists in the NFT space. Here is everything you need to know.
NFC Lisbon 2023 is getting ready to reveal the winner of the highly anticipated NFT Art Prize! During the NFC on June 7, they will announce Marjan Moghaddam as the winner. In addition, this event showcases the fusion of art and technology, celebrating artists who are pushing the boundaries of the art world.
It is noteworthy that The Arab Bank Switzerland, known for its involvement in the crypto space, initiated the world’s first NFT Art Prize. Also, last year they launched this prestigious award to mark the intricate connection between art and technology. The theme of the first edition, “Orient meets Occident,” drew an overwhelming response. Over 140 applications since opening in January 2023.
In addition, the jury for this first edition consists of experts in the field of digital art. Inna Modja, co-founder of Code Green and UN Ambassador (UNCCD), together with John Karp, president of the Non-Fungible Conference, lead the panel. In addition, they are joined by Nicolas Gonet, board member of Gonet & Cie and Arab Bank Switzerland, Benoit Couty, founder of MoCA, Valeria Lavizzari, CEO of Arab Bank Switzerland, and Rani Jabban, CEO of Arab Bank Switzerland.
After careful consideration, the renowned NFT Art Prize jury selected ten international artists, each representing different NFT art movements. These one-of-a-kind works of art will captivate attendees with their unique perspectives when displayed at the non-fungable conference.
Inna Modja expressed her pride to be part of the NFT Art Prize, “This prize represents an important step forward in the digital art space, and confirms the ever-increasing interest of major institutions.” Also, Rani Jabban, CEO of Arab Bank Switzerland, congratulated Marjan Moghaddam on her outstanding piece, “Glitching Intaleqi”. He described it as embodying the theme and quest for the prize.
Apart from receiving the CHF 15,000 prize and being included in Arab Bank Switzerland’s NFT Art Collection, the winner will enjoy significant networking opportunities and increased visibility at special events worldwide. The journey begins with a dedicated exhibition in Lisbon next month, coinciding with the NFC conference.