Domenico Quaranta is an art critic, curator and teacher interested in the ways in which the ongoing technological changes affect contemporary artistic practices. His texts have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, books and catalogs. He is the author, among other things, of Beyond New Media Art (2013) and Surfing with Satoshi. Art, blockchain and NFTs (Postmedia Books, Milan 2022); and editor of several volumes, including GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames (2006, with M. Bittanti). Since 2005 he has curated several exhibitions, including Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age (Brescia 2011; Basel and New York 2012); Cyphoria (Quadriennale 2016, Rome) and Hyperemployment (MGLC, Ljubljana 2019 – 2020). He is a Professor of Net Art at Accademia di Brera, Milan, and a co-founder of the Link Art Center (2011 – 2019).
He recently wrote a book on how the blockchain is disrupting the art world (or not), made a show on how artists should disrupt the blockchain, organized an online exhibition researching the future of human visual culture in the age of machine vision and AI, arranged an online selection of artist’s desktop studio visits, penned a short essay on art at the end of the future, wrote a commentary on a duct-taped banana and curated an exhibition and a book on how labour is colonizing life in so called post-work societies.