Posted October 7, 2023


From October 23 through October 27, leading generative art platform Art Blocks will be hosting an exclusive auction of works by five leading artists worldwide. With every day of the week designated to a different artist, the auction sets out to unite artists and collectors in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases. Proceeds from the auction of 1,000 NFTs (200 per day) will be donated to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

To participate in the auctions and to view the artworks as they are released, please visit For assistance with purchasing and hands-on onboarding, please contact Mad Pinney at [email protected].

What is an NFT?

A non-fungible token (or NFT) is a unique digital asset that includes a record of ownership. For on-chain generative projects like those at Art Blocks, the NFT is both integral to the artwork itself and the proof of its ownership. Artists will be auctioning 200 NFTs each, with every NFT a different variation on the overall theme of regeneration.

What is generative art? 

Generative art is an art form in which an artist develops a system for the creation of individual works. With historical roots in conceptual art, today generative art typically entails the creation of an algorithm using computer code. Randomness is introduced into the artist’s algorithm, and the system outputs a unique artwork.

The five leading artists participating in this event:

Monday, October 23, 1:00 PM ET: Bakhoor Assandal by Melissa Wiederrecht

Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 PM ET: Lucky Clover by Sputniko!

Wednesday, October 25, 1:00 PM ET: Life and Love and Nothing by Nat Sarkissian

Thursday, October 26, 1:00 PM ET: Recollection by Robert Hodgin

Friday, October 27, 1:00 PM ET: siempre en mí, siempre en ti by Marcelo Soria-Rodríguez

The collection has been curated by Alex Estorick and Dr. Foteini Valeonti. Alex is a media theorist who seeks to develop socially progressive approaches to new technologies. His recent curatorial projects include, among others, Cure3 at Bonhams and FEMGEN at Art Basel Miami Beach, and he has lectured at the Royal College of Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and the Berlin Art Institute. Foteini is a computer scientist with a PhD in Digital Humanities. She is a Research Fellow at UCL and the Co-Founder of USEUM.ORG AND USEUM Collectibles, whose clients include the Natural History Museum of London.

Art Blocks is dedicated to bringing compelling works of contemporary generative art to life. They unite artists, collectors, and blockchain technology in service of groundbreaking artwork and remarkable experiences.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is grateful to the artists, Alex and Foteini, Art Blocks, and The Giving Block, for their dedication to ending neurodegenerative disease.