Speakers

 

We have a great line up of people from across the art and blockchain worlds. Learn more about them below.

 
 
 

vladislav ginzburg

Vice President, Head of Business Development at BlockParty, Founder Ginzburg Fine Arts

Vladislav Ginzburg has managed several high-value growth funds in the fine art industry where he has executed transactions for iconic canvas works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michele Basquiat, Salvador Dali, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and hundreds of others for clients., including placing works into museum exhibitions globally. He also manages copyrights for an iconic photography collection for which there has been a museum exhibition and books published.

In the Blockchain space, Ginzburg is a Vice President and the Head of Business Development for Blockparty, a blockchain based platform for digital I.D. based asset exchange. He is responsible for introducing Blockparty’s innovative technology to clients in the live entertainment and arts industries and beyond.

 

jacqueline o’neill

Founder and CEO Blockchain Art Collective, Visual Artist, Urbanist

Jacqueline is passionate about leveraging art and technology to design and develop equitable and sustainable urban and social systems.

She began developing her blockchain expertise in 2016 and grew this while serving as Director of Product Marketing at Chronicled. She now runs Blockchain Art Collective, an authenticity and provenance-tracking platform that is in use by artists and galleries today.

Prior she worked in architecture, planning and design for cultural institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History, Clark Art Institute, Studio Museum of Harlem, and also managed real estate portfolio operations for JP Morgan Chase across the U.S.

Jacqueline is also a practicing visual artist. She earned her B.A. in Studio Art and Philosophy from Colgate University, has produced work for The New Yorker, and exhibited in Brooklyn.

 

elena zavelev

Founder and CEO New Art Academy, Director and CEO CADAF, Forbes Contributor

Elena is the founder of New Art Academy - the provider of intelligence on ArtTech, blockchain and AI for the global art market and CADAF - the first-ever Crypto And Digital Art Fair, launching in New York Spring 2019.

Before founding New Art Academy, Elena worked with a number of art-tech businesses including 1stDibs, Collectrium, Christie’s Auction House and Skate’s Art Market Research.

Elena writes about the intersection of art and technology for Forbes and teaches at NYU.

She is a graduate of Christie’s Education with an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art and a native of Moscow, Russia.

 

Fanny LaKoubay

Snark.art CMO, Art & Tech Consultant, Public Speaker

Proven track record of developing marketing strategies, lean processes and business-development efforts within time and budget requirements for tech and art companies, blockchain & AI startups. and education organizations.

Public speaker and panel moderator at art and blockchain events. Effective leader who is committed to mentoring and growing staff. International profile with extensive experience in the USA and the European Union (born in France).

 

 
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yehudit mam

CMO and Cofounder at DADA, Creative Director, Writer

Judy Mam is the cofounder of dada.nyc, the only social network where artists from all over the world speak to each other through digital drawings, creating provably scarce collaborative art in the blockchain.

DADA has a collection of over 100,000 digital drawings, making it the largest art community in Ethereum. Before cofounding DADA, Yehudit was a creative director in advertising. She is also a writer. She lives in New York. 

 

 

Nanu Berks

Crypto Artist and Advocate

“We make Art to store our memories and design our future, art is the soul language of evolution.” - Nanu Berks

Originally from Argentina, always nomadic, currently building art experiences that explore the intersections between consciousness expansion and transcendental technologies. Nanu has a background in Social/ Tech/ AI/ Communication, and enjoys “sharing information about planet positive technology through wearable art, fine art, street art, and art installations.”

Ask her about color mind&body maps, and 5 senses social experiments. Find out the latest news, art exhibitions and life adventures on her blog.

 
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Tracey Ryans

President Tracey Ryans Agency

Tracey Ryans Agency is a unique consultancy which facilitates alchemy at the intersections of integrated marketing and strategic partnerships.

Tracey presented the Story of Cool with comrades and colleagues Malcolm Gladwell, Colleen DeCourcey (Weiden Kennedy) LL Cool J and Shephard Fairey in MSNBC's Story of Cool.

Tracey is a member of Hive, a social impact company created by Katie Harrison, Sheila Roche, Erin Thornton, and Jenifer Willig, experts in strategy, policy, advocacy, marketing, and communications.

Tracey Ryans acts as cultural counsel for Tavistock Development Group's Lake Nona project, a 17 square mile live, work, play, wellbeing community surrounding nearly 2.5 sides of the Orlando International Airport.

Ryans is co-owner of New York restaurants La Esquina, Miss Lilly’s and Metrograph Theater. From 2010-2014 he helped spearhead the revamp and relaunch of SoHo House NY. He is also a co-founder of Neuehouse and Grasmere Farm Membership and Resort in Rhinebeck, NY and a collaborator with Serge Becker at velvet rope spots like Volume and The Box.

Tracey has served on the board of The Kitchen, The Brooklyn Zen Center, the branding committee for the Central Park Conservatory, the marketing committee for The New Victory Theatre, a consultant to Frieze Art Fair NY and holds advisory positions for The New Museum, Performa and Marfa Ballroom, and The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Tracey is a public speaker, stand up phenomenologist, practitioner of Chi Gong, Tai Chi, Soto Zen Buddhism, an avid sailor, and will continue to remind you that he came in first place at the 2014 BDDW Club of Archers Championship.

 

Nicolette kahen

Crypto Barbie

Kahen grew up in Beverly Hills, California  to entrepreneurial parents and is the middle child to two siblings. She is of Persian descent. Nicolette studied fashion and business in college, and after realizing fashion was not what she thought, made her way to the startup scene in Silicon Beach. Nicolette's focus was helping entrepreneurs, developers and startups reach their full potential. She later founded Sensory Code, a company that provides a bridge between art and real estate. 

It was through the art world that Nicolette found her way into Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. She earned the nickname "Crypto Barbie" after becoming a recognized face on the crypto conference circuit. Nicolette founded the post-ICO and growth consulting firm under the Crypto Barbie name.

About The Artist

Ryan Keeley

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Ryan Keeley, born February 13, 1982 is an American artist who has become widely known for his development of “hybrid expressionism” which combines expressionist painting techniques with futuristic and experimental printing methods. Using this new artform, Keeley has bridged many gaps that cross lines between the fine art world, music industries, and various commercial applications.

By partnering with other world renowned entities, Keeley has had success in multiple museums and galleries across the world. Most recently Keeley has lent his craft to collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Lauren Hill, Def Jam, Jonathan Mannion, Peter Beard, Astrid Kirchherr, Google, Samsung, Hermes, and many others. Currently the artist resides with studios in theBowery District of Manhattan, and a workshop in Montauk, New York.