Martin Lukas Ostachowski, German new media artist
Born 1984 Katowice, Poland. Lives and works in Montreal, QC, Canada

Martin Lukas Ostachowski, artiste allemand des nouveaux médias
Né en 1984 Katowice, Pologne. Vit et travaille à Montréal, QC, Canada

Education

2013

MA Int’l Business Development, European Business School ESB Reutlingen University, Germany

2008

BA Media Management, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim, Germany

Exhibition Record

2022

Icons of Crypto Art, Dubai Design District, Dubai, UAE (curated)

Bitcoin Renaissance/Art Gallery, Bitcoin2022 Conference, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL, USA (juried)

Frogs > Fiat, On the Fringe Gallery, New York City, NY, USA (curated)

Digital Horizons: The New State of the Art, Contemporary Istanbul, Tersane Istanbul, Turkey (curated)

NFT Paris, Station F, Paris, France (curated)

2021

Dear Block Chen, Solid Art, Taipei City, Taiwan (curated)

CADAF Online, Contemporary and Digital Art Fair, Paris, France (juried)

Crypto Art Revolution, Galerie Joseph/Ancien musée Pierre Cardin, Paris, France (curated)

Digital Art Month – CADAF, various locations, Paris, France (juried)

U’R’L, IRL Art Gallery, Denver, CO, USA (curated)

Bitcoin Art Gallery, Bitcoin2021 Conference, Mana Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA (juried)

Papier Exhibition, Esperanto Gallery, Markham, ON (juried)

NFT Now, Techspressionism, virtual exhibition on Kunstmatrix VR (curated)

Sending you my Love, Playform Studio, virtual exhibition on Artsy (curated)

Distance, Lacuna Festivals 2021, virtual exhibition, Lanzarote, Spain (juried)

2020

CADAF Online, Contemporary and Digital Art Fair, New York City, NY, USA (juried)

Digital Art Month – CADAF, various locations, Miami, FL, USA (curated)

Art Rights Prize – Finalist Exhibitions, virtual exhibition, Cagliari, Italy (juried)

Intersection #3, Centre Culturel et Communautaire Françoise-Dunn, Sherbrooke, QC (juried)

Le figuratif défiguré – Exposition Collective des Membres Artistes, Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton, Sherbrooke, QC

Outer Space, SuperRare, Time-bound virtual exhibition (curated)

2019

Contemporary Photography, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, South Korea (juried)

Rare Arts Fest 2, Bushwick Generator, Brooklyn, NY, USA (juried)

iDAF – International Digital Art Festival, Federation House, Manchester, England (juried)

Expo Aux Puces, Centre Culturel et Communautaire Françoise-Dunn, Sherbrooke, QC (juried)

Interface, Trojan Foundation, Osaka Blockchain Week, Osaka, Japan (curated)

E001: Life Size – Berlin Art Week, dot.gallery, Time- and attendance-bound virtual exhibition (curated)

SuperRare Cryptoart Popup Gallery, Ethereum Developer Conference, Denver, CO, USA (curated)

Sutton Art Prize Spring 2019, Galerie Arts Sutton, Sutton, QC

Texte & image – Exposition Collective des Membres Artistes,

Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton, Sherbrooke, QC

2018

Binary / Non-Binary, GESTE Paris, France (juried)

#intersections VOL.9: Blockchain, des promesses aux applications, Printemps numérique, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, QC (juried)

Hackatao: Fight Fear, Palazzo Frisacco, Tolmezzo, Italy (juried)

Intersection éponyme, Centre Culturel et Communautaire Françoise-Dunn, Sherbrooke, QC (juried)

SuperRare Cryptoart Popup Gallery, Ethereum Developer Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (curated)

#Artproject Decentralized, Distributed: 2018 Blockchain Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA (curated)

Expo Concours, Galerie Arts Sutton, Sutton, QC

Osez Jaune – Exposition Collective des Membres Artistes,

Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton, Sherbrooke, QC

Exposition de Collectif des Membres Artistes, Galerie Arts Sutton, Sutton, QC

2017

Le Canada pour moi c’est…, Seven venues in Coaticook, Lac-Mégantic, Lennoxville and Sherbrooke, QC

2016

Symposium de peinture « Ma ville en couleurs », Maison de la Culture, Thetford Mines, QC

Ma ville en couleurs, Station des Arts, Thetford Mines, QC

2015

Concours d’œuvres d’art Desjardins de la Chaudière-Appalaches, Museum Marius Barbeau, St-Joseph-de-Beauce, QC

Artist Talks & Panel Discussions

2022

Evolution of Crypto Art, University of Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

NFTs are not Art (Anymore), NFT in America, The Montalbán Theatre, Hollywood, CA

NFTs for Artists in a Nutshell, YES Artists’ Conference

Martin Lukas Ostachowski Crypto Artist and Crypto Art Historian, DMINTY x MOCA Podcast NFT Sundays

Safety and Security for Artists in the NFT Space, Vertical Crypto Art Residency

Artist Spotlight Martin Lukas Ostachowski, The OG Show – Mint Gold Dust

Deep diving into crypto art history with MLOdotArt, The Matthew & Rizzle Show Podcast

2021

Artist in Conversation Martin Lukas Ostachowski, CADAF Crypto and Digital Art Fair

NFTs in the Traditional Art World, Mint MTL Conference

History of Crypto Art, Live with Artnome/Jason Bailey and Martin Lukas Ostachowski, VerticalCrypto Art

Crypto Art Curation with Martin Lukas OstachowskiThe Outer Realm Podcast

Was ist Crypto Art, Krypto Kunst? HORADs 88,6 German University Radio Network

Crypto Art in Context, Vertical Crypto Art Residency

Curating Digital Art: Opportunities and Challenges, Digital Art Talks, V-Art

From Physical to Digital Art: Artist Talk, Digital Art Talks, V-Art

2020

Martin Lukas Ostachowski live on MOCDAMuseum of Contemporary Digital Art

How VR Intersects with Art and BlockchainPanel discussion, ETH Planet

The New Normal: Are We All Right or Orwell?, Are We There Yet – Festival of Creativity

Snapshots in Blockchain and Crypto Art’s History, VRAF Virtual Rare Art Festival

Awards

2021

It’s A New World, 2nd place, Ephimera Digital Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2020

International Art Rights Prize, 2nd place digital art category, AB Factory Cultural Association, Cagliari, Italy

Residencies

2021

Playform Studio, Digital Residency, New Brunswick, NJ

2020

RURart – Art contemporain en milieu rural, Cookshire-Eaton, QC

Commissions

2022

Bitcoin 2022 Conference (wall visual on 36 sq. m.), Bitcoin Media Inc, Nashville, TN, USA

2021

The Wilderness in Nature Documentaries Is a Fantasyland (Editorial video collages), The Atlantic Magazine, Washington, D.C., USA

2020

Connect – Engage (Acrylics on canvas, 4.5 sq. m.), RAD Technologies Inc., Thetford Mines, QC

Press & Mentions

2022

Werner, David: Crypto Art – Digital Ferraris. University of Zurich News, June 8th, 2022: https://www.news.uzh.ch/en/articles/2022/crypto-art.html

Kohli, Diti: A Framingham startup could find a forever home for your NFTs. Club NFT is in the business of ensuring your digital collectibles don’t disappear. The Boston Globe, February 22nd, 2022: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/22/business/framingham-startup-could-find-forever-home-your-nfts/

Schachter, Kenny: Kenny Schachter Has a Message for All You NFT Skeptics: Crypto Art Just Paid for My IRL New Apartment. Our columnist has a bone to pick with one NFT naysayer in particular. Artnet News, January 20th, 2022: https://news.artnet.com/news-pro/kenny-schachter-crypto-pad-2061146

Utkan Özden, Hatice: Art market grows with CI Bloom, Hürriyet Daily News, May 11th, 2022: https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/art-market-grows-with-ci-bloom-173665 

2021

Trussart, Antoine: Les NFT vont changer les règles du jeu, LaPresse. Montreal, QC, April 4th, 2021: https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/economie/2021-04-04/les-nft-vont-changer-les-regles-du-jeu.php

Weller, Alexander: Was ist Crypto Art? HORADS 88.6, Stuttgart, Germany. February 2nd, 2021: https://soundcloud.com/horads-88-6/alex-w-crypto-art

Alan, Mirabelle: “Cloud Artist” Martin Lukas Ostachowski Uses Playform to Explore the Connection Between Blockchain and Clouds, Playform Editorial. May 27th, 2021: https://www.playform.io/editorial/martin

A conversation on the History of CryptoArt between Jason Bailey, Martin Lukas Ostachowski, and Micol, Vertical Crypto Editorial, London, UK. June 30th, 2021: https://verticalcrypto.art/a-conversation-on-the-history-of-cryptoart-between-jason-bailey-artnome-martin-lukas-ostachowski-mlodotart-and-micol-verticalcrypto

Diamandis, Pia: Seni Kripto, NFT, dan Disrupsi Pasar Seni Konvensional, Tirto. Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia, May 9th, 2021: https://tirto.id/seni-kripto-nft-dan-disrupsi-pasar-seni-konvensional-gfhB

Kent, Charlotte: Talking about Art and the Blockchain, CLOT Magazine. London, UK, March 22nd, 2021: https://www.clotmag.com/oped/talking-about-art-and-the-blockchain-by-charlotte-kent

Fauve, Charlotte: En juin, Paris devient galerie d’art numérique à ciel ouvert, Telerama, Paris, France, June 1st 9th, 2021: https://www.telerama.fr/sortir/en-juin-paris-devient-galerie-dart-numerique-a-ciel-ouvert-6893530.php

Art Rights Prize, premio digitale dedicato all’arte contemporanea. I vincitori della 1a edizione, Artribune. Rome, Italy. January 20, 2021: https://www.artribune.com/arti-visive/arte-contemporanea/2021/01/art-rights-prize-premio-digitale-arte-contemporanea-vincitori-prima-edizione/

Proclamati i primi vincitori di Art Rights Prize 2020, Art Rights Magazine. Cagliari, Italy. January 4th, 2021: https://www.artrights.me/vincitori-art-rights-prize-2020/

2020

Ostachowski, Martin Lukas: Bitcoin Hashing Visualization, Citadel21, Volume 3. Tallinn, Estonia. November 1st, 2020: pp. 38-39

Pini, Francesca: Il sistema Blockchain per artisti sempre più virtuali, Corriere della Sera / Sette. Milan, Italy. June 19th, 2020: p. 106

Chiara Braidotti: Martin Lukas Ostachowski on his Creative Process, Nifties. August 3rd, 2020: https://nifties.com/news_details/martin-lukas-ostachowski-on-his-creative-process

How “Clouds Artist” Martin Lukas Ostachowski Still Thrives During COVID-19, Digital Journal. Toronto, ON. June 23rd, 2020: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4721535#ixzz6SkfYhKIM

Moore, David: Featured Artworks & Guest Editors, Medium. April 8, 2020: https://medium.com/knownorigin/featured-artworks-guest-editors-6df105238c9b

2019

Vous Voulez Voir? Expo Tropopause Contemplation. La Tribune. Sherbrooke, QC, Sep. 14th, 2019: p. 49

Franceschet, Massimo: Crypto art: A decentralized view. Medium. Jun 14, 2019: https://medium.com/@hex6c/crypto-art-a-decentralized-view-70966c540b07

Thwaites, Denise. & Simbouras, James: Trojan Foundation + Blocumenta’s Decentralized Autonomous Exhibition for the Year Of DAOs conference in Osaka. Medium. Oct 17, 2019: https://medium.com/@TrojanDAO/trojan-foundation-blocumentas-decentralized-autonomous-exhibition-at-the-year-of-daos-2976c3ad4e81

2018

Ostachowski, Martin Lukas: Cloud Sphere Series. Art/iculation Magazine. Montreal, QC, Fall Issue, November 2018: pp. 8, 9. ISSN: 2560-7022

Nathan, David: Martin Lukas Ostachowski: faire de l’art avec la blockchain. Cryptonews. Dec. 6th, 2018: https://fr.cryptonews.com/exclusives/martin-lukas-ostachowski-faire-de-l-art-avec-la-blockchain-2456.htm

Nathan, David: La blockchain s’est invitée au Printemps numérique. Cryptonews. Dec. 5th, 2018: https://fr.cryptonews.com/exclusives/la-blockchain-s-est-invitee-au-printemps-numerique-2450.htm

Publications

2021

Franceschet, Massimo; Colavizza, Giovanni; Smith, T’ai; Finucane, Blake; Ostachowski, Martin Lukas; Scalet, Sergio; Perkins, Jonathan; Morgan, James; Hernandez, Sebastian: Crypto Art: A Decentralized View. Leonardo Journal Vol. 54 Issue 4, MIT Press, August 9th, 2021: pp. 402–405

2019

Franceschet, Massimo; Colavizza, Giovanni; Smith, T’ai; Finucane, Blake; Ostachowski, Martin Lukas; Scalet, Sergio; Perkins, Jonathan; Morgan, James; Hernandez, Sebastian: Crypto Art: A Decentralized View. June 9th, 2019, arXiv: 1906.03263, https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.03263

Affiliations

RAAV – Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuels du Québec

Member of the Artist Council for the M○C△ Museum of Crypto Art

Mentor at the Vertical Crypto Art virtual residency