Digital Art - Forging the Future with Disruptive Technology and IdeasVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Opening Remarks 16:50
Fireside Chat – Switzerland’s Legal Infrastructure for Digital Assets 17:00
First Panel Discussion – Breakthroughs in the Use of Technology for Artistic Creation 17:15
Second Panel Discussion – Think out of the Block: Navigating the Phygital Generation 17:45
Closing remarks 18:15
Networking Drinks 18:20
Member Ticket: HKD280
To celebrate the Art Basel art fair, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, in partnership with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, is pleased to invite you to a program on "Digital Art: Forging the Future with Disruptive Technology and Ideas", co-organized by the Swiss Finance + Technology Association.
The 'phygital' era – an interlinking of the physical and digital worlds - has become a part of our daily life, and preserving digital property rights is becoming crucial to our future. The past few years have seen the rise of digital assets, NFTs, and the metaverse, as well as the continuing adoption of blockchain technology and smart contracts. Both Switzerland and Hong Kong are highly competitive locations to support the adoption of these disruptive technologies. What will 2023 and the coming years bring?
This program explores the convergence of art, technology, and law, requiring you to "Think out of The Block", addressing questions such as:
“Do artistic ideas or technological availabilities come first?”
“How can artists make breakthroughs in using technologies for artistic creation?”
“What makes Switzerland an attractive location for overseas blockchain networks?”
“Is there room for collaboration on Web3 projects between Switzerland and Hong Kong?”
“What does the ‘phygital’ generation look like?”
“Will 2023 see more adaptions or restrictions in digital assets?”
Daniel Biesuz is the founder of ILFP Legal Partners in Zug, Switzerland ranked by CVVC top 50 report as ‘Blockchain and Crypto Savvy Law Firm’. Daniel is a lawyer and investor in fintech, digital assets and emerging technologies, with almost two decades of experience to create robust legal and financial structure for companies.
Ryan Zurrer is the founder of Dialectic, a Swiss-based family office focused on alternative assets. Ryan is also the owner of Beeple’s HUMAN ONE and currently on exhibition at M+ museum. Founder of Dialectic, Ryan was a very early investor of the best-performing venture including, Ethereum, MakerDAO, Polychain Capital, Filecoin, Polkadot, Definity, Solana, Near, Avalanche, Axie Infinity and many others.
Alan Lau is the vice-chairman of M+ Board, Chairman of ParaSite, Co-Chairs of Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee of London’s Tate Modern and Asia Art Circle of Guggenheim. Chief Business Officer at Animoca Brands, a US$6 billion blockchain company. Alan has been a technologist for 20 years with leadership roles in McKinsey and Tencent.
Carla Chan is an artist based in Hong Kong and Berlin. Chan’s works blend physical and digital elements into a hybrid form of materiality, blurring the boundaries between reality and illusion. She also obtained Young Artist Award (Media Arts) at HK Arts Development Awards and exhibited internationally including HKMoA, ZKM, Asia Society, and Frieze and her works are part of the M+ Collection.
Victoria Holdt is a multimedia Artist and Video Technician for Pipilotti Rist. Victoria Holdt lives and works in Basel and Zurich. She completed her Bachelor in Fine Arts (specialising in painting) in Geneva, followed by a Master in Film (specialising in Short Motion) in Lucerne and Ghent (Belgium). Since 2019 she is founder and part of the team of thirteen artists who live together and jointly manage the exhibition space Palazzina located in Basel. Since 2020 she works as a video technician for Pipilotti Rist.
Lukas Amacher is the managing Director and Curator of the 1of1 Collection. Lukas runs one of the premier NFT collections in the world, focussing exclusively on digital art. The 1of1 Collection and some of its works have recently been involved in projects at Castello di Rivoli in Italy, the MoMA in New York and M+ in Hong Kong
Zenya Kwan is the Head of Partnerships at Swiss Finance + Technology Association. Zenya was the former NFT researcher at Pipilotti Rist Studio and graduated with an Executive Master degree in Art Market at University of Zürich. She recently founded Quantum Connectivity, a PR agency to advocate the adaption of digital assets and blockchain technology. She is also the Board Member of Swiss FinTech Association, Co-Founder of Swiss Metaverse Association, and Digital Asset Specialist at Casper Network.
Benno Jaeggi is the co-President of Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Hong KongSwissChamHK & Global Head of Blockchain, Crypto and Web3 at Egon Zehnder. Benno based in Hong Kong, Benno Jaeggi is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and FinTech practices with a particular focus on Investment Banking and Markets. He leverages his deep experience in Corporate Banking, Sales & Trading, Capital Markets and FinTech as a respected advisor to clients in Hong Kong and across Asia. Before joining Egon Zehnder, Benno was an executive with the ANXONE cryptocurrency exchange, one of the largest digital asset businesses in Asia.
Prior to that he spent more than a decade in Wholesale Banking and on the Markets trading floors at ABN AMRO, RBS and ANZ Bank, most recently as the Global COO for Distribution and Origination board member of Balance Health Limited, a holistic health and corporate wellness business advising individuals and corporate clients across Asia. Benno began his career as a venture capital analyst. Benno earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration and IT management from the University St. Gallen in Switzerland and an MBA in Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
Lucy Gazmararian is the Founder and Managing Partner of Token Bay Capital, a Hong Kong based early-stage venture fund that invests in digital assets and blockchain companies with a focus on Asia Pacific. Prior to founding Token Bay Capital, Lucy was a senior leader of PwC’s Global Crypto team. At PwC, she advised entrepreneurs, start-ups and financial institutions on their crypto and blockchain projects and worked with central banks and other regulatory bodies to help formulate their crypto asset policies. Lucy has a traditional finance background and spent sixteen years in banking and asset management with Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Schroders and Kleinwort Benson. Global recognition for her contributions to the industry include being named in the ‘2020 Top 10 Rising Women in Crypto’ list and the ‘2021 Top 100 Women in FinTech’ list.
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