Ryan Koopmans (BA, MFA) is a Canadian-Dutch lens-based artist interested in the built environment and the societies that are shaped by those environments. Since 2007 he has worked as a full-time professional artist and photographer. His book Vantage, published in 2020, depicts surreal structures in our world’s megacities and urban landscapes. Koopmans' artwork is collected & exhibited worldwide and has been featured by WIRED, Architectural Digest, CNN, Vogue, GQ, The Guardian, Mercedes-Benz & many more.
Non-Fungible Castle 2022 explores how blockchain technology can be used to rediscover, share, and preserve our cultural identities. The exhibition created and exhibited NFTs to represent different artistic forms of expression, serving as a permanent cultural record and fostered a platform to discuss how the art world can use blockchain technology to celebrate our heritage, build a community of cultural stewards, and encourage storytelling to reconnect with our cultural roots.
A specially curated exhibition to visually bring to life the novel, Spice Journeys.