Mariquita de Boissière

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.

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Onchain anarchy — in conversation with ThankYouX

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.

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Art

Will the real Slimesunday please stand up: How Mike Parisella is defying censorship on-chain

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.”

Communities
Built on web3

“From my dreams to your eyes” – how web3 has unleashed Swickie's creative power

Swickie was always a creative, but as a web2 marketer always felt constrained. By contrast, web3 gave her the ability to build a brand on her own terms. “What I love about web3 projects is how you're buying into a project which gives other people ownership so that they also care what happens to it.” 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.

Artistry
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“Images of unwanted truth” — Artificial Bob on AI art, web3, and the trappings of power

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.

Communities
Augmented by web3

How web3 is empowering a disability movement

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.

Today’s influence

“New people should know that making random art that is not connected is not the way. You have to know what you want to say and build around it” — C3

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