Mariquita (she/they) is a freelance writer who lives in La Paz, Bolivia. A late–dx autistic with ADHD, they are in an ongoing process of (re)discovery and self-expression. Originally from Brighton, UK, over the past decade, she amplifies movements for environmental justice and coordinates campaigns to resist the criminalisation of protest.
Museums haven't changed for centuries. Embracing the wisdom of crowds, Arkive uses blockchain to reinvent them, coordinating thousands of curators who vote to acquire and exhibit items all over the world. Co-founder Jordan Topoleski tells Mariquita de Boissière how they plan to reshape the cultural landscape.
New Yorker Lil Mahnaji has become one of the highest profile rooftoppers in web3 — and the only one to do so while wearing a hijab. She sits down with Mariquita de Boissière to discuss what her work is like as an openly Muslim, brown woman, and her hopes to inspire minorities to succeed in whatever field they choose.
Building cinematic worlds from (extra)ordinary scenarios, Milan-based photographer Naty crafts stories with her lens. She talks to Mariquita de Boissière about making art that people can connect with, and why representation on the blockchain matters.
Angel’s path from bartender to renowned NFT artist is characterised by resilience and an unshakeable creative urge. She sits down with Mariquita de Boissière to talk about the healing power of colour and how not sweating the small things can inspire creative breakthroughs.
NFTs promise to shake up digital ownership, with widespread implications for branding. Yuga Lab’s Bored Ape Yacht Club took the unusual step of handing commercial IP right to its holders, remaining the poster child for commercial IP in the web3 space. Mariquita de Bossière catches up with some of the community members and legacy brands to find out what this means for businesses.
Joelle McTigue's flare for travel has, quite literally, lead her down many roads. One of the most esteemed artists in web3, she tells Mariquita de Bossière how she bloomed into a visual artist collected by gallerists and museums across the world, inspired by the power of travel and botanicals.
Starting out stencilling tributes to Andy Warhol, LA-based ThankYouX defies categorisation as an artist. He speaks to Mariquita de Boissière about being early to just about everything: combining graffiti and fine art on-chain, elevating the earliest NFT artists on Clubhouse, and exhibiting one of the world’s first combined NFT-physical art exhibitions at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
One of the top selling NFT artists on the planet, Slimesunday has developed a cult-following for a style that frequently sees his content removed from web2 social media. He speaks exclusively to Mariquita de Boissière about creating art that fights against censorship, his new collection, SLIMESHOP, and his mission to “turn collectors into artists.”
Swickie was always a creative, but as a web2 marketer always felt constrained. eb3 gave her the ability to build a brand on her own terms. She speaks to Mariquita de Boissière about building #TeamKiki with her Bored Ape and discovering herself as a multi-disciplinary artist in her own right.
Artificial Bob reserves a certain distrust for society writ large, and the structures that those with power attempt to push upon those enjoying simpler lives. The AI artist sat down with Mariquita de Boissière to discuss his work, the collective psyche, and the trappings of power.
From beds and behind screen readers, with nothing more than an internet connection. Mariquita Philippa de Boissière speaks to the disabled leaders who are setting new standards in web3, explores how blockchain can usher in new heights in accessibility, charts the evolution of disability justice from web2 to web3.