A picture of an NFT artwork shown at the Vontobel exhibition
Art Vontobel


Vontobel Art Talk: NFTs and Digital Art

We are pleased to invite you to an exclusive conversation between Art Vontobel collection artist Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Lynn Rosenberger, founder of Elsewhere Gallery, Lukas Amacher, Curator and Managing Director of 1OF1 Collection and Georgina Casparis, Head & Curator of Art Vontobel, on Wednesday March 20, 2024 to explore the mysterious subject of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Digital Art.

For the third iteration of our Vontobel Art Talk, we will delve into the intersection of Blockchain technology and artistic expression, with the aim to unravel the complexities, challenges and transformative possibilities that NFTs bring to the forefront of the ever-evolving art landscape. This conversation promises to be a captivating exploration of the digital frontier, where authenticity, ownership, and the very nature of art itself find new dimensions in the virtual realm.


Foyer and Auditorium, Vontobel, Gotthardstrasse 43, 8002 Zürich



17:30 Welcome Drink  

Artist Talk

  • Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Artist
  • Lynn Rosenberger, Founder, Elsewhere Gallery
  • Lukas Amacher, Curator and Managing Director, 1OF1
  • Georgina Casparis, Head & Curator, Art Vontobel
19:00 Apéritif  


We look forward to your participation and kindly ask you to RSVP by
Friday, March 15, 2024:

Attend the event


A painting by the artist Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah
Source: https://akosuaviktoria.com/about

Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah

Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah (*1990, Bonn) is a young German-Ghanaian artist based in Zürich, Switzerland The Art Vontobel Collection hold several of her works, from the Project “Behold The Ocean”, including the Collection’s first NFT. “Behold The Ocean” delves into the immense power and beauty of the ocean while shedding a light on the complexities of climate research—on both a personal and scientific level—and the vulnerable magnificence of our ecosystem. Chronicling research expeditions to the Southernmost of Patagonia, Adu-Sanyah presents a complex body of work that weaves together elements of conceptual and documentary work. These expeditions—one set against the backdrop of the global coronavirus pandemic, and another, challenged by winters on the Strait of Magellan—form the axis around which these works revolve, to create a unique crossover of arts, exploration, and economics: The second expedition was partially funded through the sale of NFTs, which the artist created from material gathered on the first research trip. Her works are currently on view in our Headquarters in Zurich.



A portrait of Lukas Amacher
Source: https://www.nftparis.xyz/speakers/lukas-amacher

Lukas Amacher

As Curator and Managing Director of the 1OF1, Lukas Amacher runs one of the premier NFT enabled digital art collections in the world. 1OF1 collaborates with forward thinking artists and institutions by collecting, contextualizing and supporting art of the digital age, taking an activist approach to the work it collects. 1OF1 has recently collaborated with the likes of the Serpentine in London, the MoMA in New York or M+ in Hong Kong, among others. They curated the Cartography auctions with Christie’s, two digital art sales to benefit MAPS, the multidisciplinary association for psychedelic sciences in 2022 and 2023 respectively, and will be showing artists from the collection worldwide in 2024.



A portrait of Lynn Rosenberger
Source: https://www.forbes.at/artikel/lynn-rosenberger.html

Lynn Rosenberger

Lynn is a “Forbes 30 under 30” entrepreneur who works with some of the most respected artists in the digital art space and collaborated with many renowned institutions all over the world. Lynn is a graduate from the Istituto Marangoni and founded Elsewhere in 2022. Throughout her diverse experiences, Lynn cultivated a remarkable ability to infuse creativity into every facet of her work. Her multidimensional approach to problem-solving reflects a unique blend of analytical prowess and artistic sensibility.



An image of the Vontobel arts exhibition from October 2023

Art Vontobel

Dedicated to contemporary international photographic and image-based art, with a strong emphasis on emerging talent, Art Vontobel has a forward-looking and thought-provoking approach. Centered around the presentation of humanity and our actions in the present, the collection addresses important topics of our time. Our parallel art award "A New Gaze" underlines the collection's focus in supporting a next generation of artists.