MoCDA Digital Summer Show 2022 Opens Tomorrow in the Metaverse


by I’M Firenze Digest News Desk.


After meeting 20 classes between March and April, the curatorial team received over 200 submissions from more than 120 students in May. The final selection reflects the many approaches to the process of creating digital art while offering an insight into a new generation of artists, featuring hand-drawn illustrations, 3D VR models, paintings, and digital illustrations.

From Istituto Marangoni Firenze, the curatorial team selected the works of ADAN (LOOK MOM I CAN FLY, 2022), Léa Colombier (ARTEFACT, 2019) and Sofie Engelschiøn (Enjoy the Silence, 2022), all students from Multimedia Arts courses.


The “MoCDA Digital Summer Show 2022” is scheduled to open its digital door starting tomorrow, Saturday, July 9th, at the MoCDA building in Decentraland. To access the exhibition, use the following link (from 9th July, 4:00 PM CET),

MoCDA building in Decentraland. Courtesy: MoCDA


Established in 2019, the Museum of Contemporary Digital Art is a museum platform that seeks to support the digital art category by documenting, collecting and advancing the position of digital art in a global context through unique curatorial insight and education. MoCDA is presented by a team of experienced curators who share the ambition of exhibiting a comprehensive selection of the most representative artworks of the digital art genre, from the pioneers of the mid-20th century to the contemporary digital artists that continue to evolve and adapt alongside new technological developments.

Léa Colombier, still from Artefact, 2019, HD video, color and sound, 4’48’’.


Between June and July, MoCDA hosted dedicated events for the selected students, including lectures, curatorial group sessions and hands-on workshops. The program is aimed at offering insights in the theory and practice of displaying art in virtual spaces.
The lecturers include: Snow Yunxue Fu (New Media artist, curator, and assistant Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts), Eden Mitsenmacher (Theory and Practice Tutor at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam), Martina Menegon (Media artist, programmer and lecturer of VR and Interactive Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna), Garrett Lynch IRL (artist, curator, theorist and lecturer at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University), and Sasha Stiles (poet, artist, AI researcher and innovation strategist).

ADAN, still from Look Mom I Can Fly, 2022. 3D animation, 4k colour, and sound video on loop, 3’15”. 

A catalogue will accompany the exhibition, including an introduction by Serena Tabacchi, director and co-founder of MoCDA, and a text by Filippo Lorenzin, MoCDA Artistic Director, followed by special presentations written by the artists that offer an insightful view on the works featured in the show.


MoCDA Digital Summer Show 2022
9th July – 25th September 2022
MoCDA building in Decentraland
To access the exhibition (from Saturday, July 9th, 4:00 PM CET):

ADAN and Sofie Engelschiøn are undergraduate students in Multimedia Arts at Istituto Marangoni Firenze.
Léa Colombier is an Istituto Marangoni Firenze Alumna. She graduated in Multimedia Arts in 2021.

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