Showcasing the Panelists at “Collecting Art in the Age of Blockchain and Global Digitization”

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The New Art Academy’s anticipated “Collecting Art in the Age of Blockchain and Global Digitization” event in LA is coming up, contributing to the historic event of the city’s first hosting of the Frieze festival. On February 13, the morning panel will bring together leading minds in and around the ‘CryptoArt’ space to discuss the implications of creating art, collecting work, and establishing a new market for global practice.

In anticipation of the event, we’ve collected the bios of the moderator Jason Bailey and the speakers. To find these bios, more info on the discussion, and be sure to explore the event page [here].


Jason Bailey

Jason Bailey is an art nerd covering art and technology at the blog artnome.com and on the DankRares podcast. Jason has a BA in studio art and art history from Framingham State University (2001) and an MFA in digital art from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2010). Jason is an advisor to blockchain art platforms Dada.nyc and Portion.io. A serial entrepreneur, he has worked at startups in the Boston area on the cutting edge of technology for the last 20 years. Jason is mission driven to use technology and data to improve the world’s art historical record and to improve opportunities for artists from historically underserved or marginalized groups.”

Elena Zavelev

Elena Zavelev is a contributor to Forbes magazine and the founder and CEO of New Art Academy, the authority on ArtTech, blockchain and AI for the global art market. Elena is a collector of crypto and digital art and loves discovering and supporting emerging new media artists.

Since its launch in 2017, New Art Academy has hosted a number of international conferences and events in partnership with Forbes Media, eBay, Christie’s, NYU, NeueHouse and others. Well-positioned within the global art and tech space and aware of its great potential, New Art Academy’s next step is to create the first-ever contemporary and digital art fair, CADAF (which will take place May 2-5, 2019 in New York).

Jason Rosenstein

Jason, CEO of Portion, is a blockchain developer who identified the transformative and multifaceted capabilities of blockchain technology in 2011. He began building powerful machines to generate cryptocurrency and produced prototypes demonstrating the capabilities made possible by blockchain.

Jason has extensive experience in blockchain development and complex distributed application design. In his previous startups, he served as founder and developer. Jason’s area of expertise includes system architecture, project management, and financial systems.

Kevin Abosch

The work of artist Kevin Abosch is driven by his interest in the nature of identity, value, and human currency.  Abosch considers art as a means to address ontological questions and respond to sociologic dilemmas.

Abosch’s works in photography, sculpture, installation and film have been exhibited throughout the world, in museums and civic spaces including The National Gallery of Ireland, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art Novi Sad, The Museum of Modern Art Bogota, The Museum of Modern Art Reykjavik and Times Square, New York.

Abosch was born in 1969 in Los Angeles, California. He holds US and Irish citizenship and currently lives in New York City.

Katerina Frank

Katerina Frank is the Category Manager for Art at eBay, where on any given day, she works to promote art from individual sellers, galleries, and auction houses. In her nearly 3 years at eBay she has worked on artist exclusives from Ai Weiwei and Daniel Arsham, helped launch the eBay Collective experience and has curated unique art collections across all Art landing pages.

Ulvi Kasimov

Ulvi Kasimov is Forbes-listed venture capitalist, collector and philanthropist. In 2016 Kasimov and his London based company UKCI launched .ART domain, the world’s only top-level domain designed for those who live and breathe art. Dedicated to the support of culture in a variety of forms, .ART empowers members of the art community to make strong statements in the online space.

Today there are about 45,000 .ART registered domain names and this number is continually growing. Art institutions including Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Guggenheim, Gagosian Gallery, blockchain-based platform Snark.art and Ars Electronica festival, are some of the early adopters of the .ART domain.


Name: Collecting Art in the Age of Blockchain and Global Digitization
Date + Time: February 13, 2019. 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Christie’s Los Angeles – 336 North Camden Drive
Website: https://www.newartacademy.com/events/2019/1/collecting-art
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NewArtAcademy


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