Crypto ZR: Arrival

26 May - 28 May, Gallery 3


Admission: Free entry, no pre-booking required

Location: Gallery 3, Ground Floor


The “Arrival” project will present the systematic work of “Crypto ZR” incorporating internet discussions regarding crypto art, attributed to the discussion on language, civilisation, and communication in the film “Arrival”.

Somewhere between the old and new world, Crypto ZR will take you to another place based on algorithms, crypto, virtual, digital, anonymous, and decentralised, referenced as the “portal to the metaverse”. The metaverse era rethinks the world of economy, concordance, environment, resources, ideology, computational propaganda, viruses, and human nature.

These are relevant to the various situations in which Crypto ZR is presented at work and through time. The “Arrival” Project, too, is time-based and uses technology and art to understand the power of human connection.

Artist: CryptoZR (Liu Jiaying)

CryptoZR (Liu Jiaying) previously served as Chief Product Designer of Global SNS in the international business department of Tencent. In 2016, she was accepted to the master’s degree program at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China. During her studies, she focused on blockchain technology to explore artistic transformation, and the development of unique artistic languages. In 2017, Liu Jiaying established Singapore Foundation ProChain, and the Blockchain Foundation. In 2021, the Guardian Art Center hosted her major solo exhibition Crypto ZR: Cookie Cookie. Followed by CRYPTO ZR: COOKIE COOKIE 2.0 in Venice, 2022.

Curator: Li Zhenhua

Li Zhenhua works between Zurich, Berlin and Hong Kong, and has been active in contemporary art since 1996 with a focus on curation, art creation and project management. Li has been the Film Curator at Art Basel Hong Kong since 2014 and nominated for numerous prizes including the Prix Pictet in Switzerland. He won Curator of the Year from Art Power in 2014 as well as Curator of the Year from TANC Asia Prize in 2015. Prior to this, Zhenhua sat on the advisory board for ‘Digital Revolution’ at the Barbican Centre in London and has acted as a juror for the Korean Cultural Center’s Open Call 2021.

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