this is a performance

4 Jun 2021 – 19 Jul 2021

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Timezone: Europe/London

Free admission


Hosted by: Ayshia Taskin

The blockchain takes time. Minting, swapping and using the platform in general is a patience game. Scroll through the never-ending sea of artwork and maybe you will see the minting materialise as it happens. You can also keep [ a y s h ] hicetnunc profile page opened and refresh as many times as desired. To buy any artwork you will need to have a crypto wallet and Tezos [ XTZ ] cryptocurrency available to own a unique non-fungible token.

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'this is a performance' on the blockchain - Ayshia Taskin a.k.a [ a y s h ]


'this is a performance' on the hicetnunc NFT platform is a conceptual blockchain crypto-performance piece by Intermedia artist Ayshia Taskin a.k.a [ a y s h ]

The performance consists of the artist 'minting' artwork in real-time while the audience tries to catch a glimpse amongst the bustling and vibrant creative blockchain sphere. 

All works from the performance will be available for sale as 3/3 editions to those lucky enough to snag a piece. The performance continues with 'swapping' where the price will be randomly changed on a daily basis until all pieces are sold.  Any pieces that do not sell will be performatively 'burned'. 


Ayshia Taskin is an Intermedia artist with a practice spanning a multitude of techniques like building performative sculptures, latex modelling, digital art, moving image, VR world-building, printmaking, installation, web-based and Livestream/VR/Crypto-performance art and Blockchain NFT culture.

Her practice focuses on the use and merging of high- and low-tech production methods. For her, all methods playfully explored and experimented. Within her video work, Ayshia uses aesthetic ‘corruption’, glitch, 3D modelling software, generative, greenscreen, AI and data-bending to merge sci-fi and mythology with the interplay of both sides of technology by mixing the digital with analogue techniques.

Ayshia’s works have been shown in Venice [Surfaces Festival], The Festival of Contemporary Art in Athens, Ely Centre for Contemporary Art, USA, Screen-print Biennial, USA, Transcultural Exchange in Boston, Dfbrll8r Gallery at Zhou B Art Centre in Chicago, Taos Centre for the Arts, New Mexico, Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, Glasgow International Art Festival, Performance Køkkenet, Copenhagen, Zembla Gallery, Scotland, Noemata/#biennale.no, Bangkok Biennial, Thailand, Galerie XY, Olomouc, Czech Republic, MoWNA Biennial, New York and many virtual exhibitions.

During the summer of 2019, Ayshia developed [SHIFT:ibpcpa]; an independent performance art biennale which, in association with The Wall Space Gallery, showcases the work of international artists using web-based Crypto, VR and Livestream technologies.

As well as curate shows, Ayshia collects NFT and Crypto artworks from a variety of Blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies. Her interest in NFT and Crypto Art stems from the decentralised nature and accessibility the space offers. Her curiosity lays in what the space could evolve to become for society as a whole and artists working across a variety of mediums.

[ a y s h ] currently lives and works in the virtual paradise realm. 

Exhibiting artists

Ayshia Taskin

Ayshia Taskin


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