Our mission is to present truly pioneering artworks, instead of the copycats and hype-makers. The history of NFTs is mostly unwritten, until now, which makes you feel unsure about their true value. This can be challenging to navigate and that's why we work closely with digital art specialists, curators, art historians, institutions, and writers. Over the past years, elementum established curated programming with a particular focus on historically relevant NFTs created by the great visionaries of the modern and contemporary era. We empower curators and artists, showcasing transformative art as NFTs and making them easy to collect.
In times of NFT boom, to discover and collect the trailblazers, you need a guide, in order to know which artworks are compelling and important, and why. Here lies the crucial role of our curators, who make the difference. They select and propose emerging and established new media artists, which consequently makes the elementum NFT drops an outstanding assembly of exceptional art.
Georg Bak is an art advisor and curator, specialised in digital + generative art, vintage computer art from the 1960s and contemporary photography. Bak served in senior positions for Hauser & Wirth in Zurich and London and as an art advisor at LGT Bank in Zurich before running his own gallery SCHEUBLEIN + BAK in Zurich for seven years. He was curatorial advisor to RARE Art Festival 2 in New York, the Art + Fintech 2.0 conference and the Vancouver Biennale in 2020/21. He is a curator of MoCDA (Museum of Contemporary Digital Art), a founding board member of AIS (Art Identification Standard) and an advisor to CADAF (Contemporary & Digital Art Fair).
Armin Blasbichler is an architect, artist and academic based in Basel, Switzerland. Alongside to his artistic practice he has held leadership positions at Universities and Art Schools across Europe for more than 15 years. Fascinated by the disruptive potential of blockchain-mediated art and design he started investigating this nascent space since 2017. He is a consultant for startups and institutions operating at the forefront of digital culture.
Christina Scheublein (M.A. and DLT-Talent) is an art advisor and curator, specialized in digital + generative art and contemporary photography. Since the past seventeen years she has been working in the field of fine arts with expertise in modern and contemporary art and founded her own gallery in Zürich. She was employed in auction houses and museums around the globe. Since more than three years she is working in the blockchain space. “I am convinced that blockchain will disrupt many industries and brings new opportunities to the traditional art market by democratizing it.“
Marlene is a curator based in Bern, Switzerland, who is interested in how digital technologies in the 21st century influence the production, perception and distribution of contemporary art. Her previous curatorial work has dealt with topics such as artificial intelligence, online self representation and body images in social media. She finished her PhD in art history on the topic of postdigital display strategies in contemporary art at the University of Bern and is currently working as a scientific associate at Kunstmuseum Bern and ZHdK.
Gunther Dietrich and Tomás Rodríguez share a passion for photography and art publications. Gunther founded Photo Edition Berlin in 2008 and Tomás has been a partner of the gallery since 2012. From the beginning, the program has focused on the pioneers of concrete and generative photography. Since 2022 they have been collaborating with these artists in the field of NFT - publications. Gunther has worked independently for many years in film, content management, publication, media design, and the art market. Tomás is a curator and publisher and was head of the photography collection at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas from 1995 - 2006.
The elementum family consists of pioneering NFT artists who engage in digital and new media art. We currently work with over 50 artists who can connect their own customized Manifold smart contracts with individual ASCII art, token name, and token symbol. This allows them to take full ownership of the smart contracts used for their collections. There is no art without artist; therefore promoting our artists online and offline at exhibitions, and in pop-up spaces, remains at the heart of our activities.
One of our main goals is to simplify the art experience in terms of purchasing and displaying: You can start and enjoy your NFT collection - even without a crypto wallet - while we take care of the rest. Simply browse our collection and purchase with a credit card (or a crypto wallet); then you can have access to it from anywhere, and display it on any connected device (Swisscom TV only - more to come).
elementum is a project of the Swiss NFT pioneers dloop and since 2022 it belongs to the Tokengate family.
Established in 2018, Tokengate is a tech company specializing in launching tokens and building launch pads for their own ventures and 3rd party clients. The team of blockchain experts specializes in six key industries: Art and Collectibles, Commodities and Minerals, Real Estate, ESG and IP, Sports and Gaming, and Financial Products.