Art in the internet age

We believe art is essential to how we experience the world. But how people collect contemporary art relies on a centuries old user experience.

Zien is here to change that. Our mission is to create the decentralised, global platform for contemporary art, transforming production and making ownership accessible to a new generation of collectors.

To do so, we’re using technology that makes art collecting more affordable and reduces the time and cost associated with creating new artwork. We call them Expanded NFTs - art that lives on the internet and can be redeemed, anytime and on-demand, for physical counterparts.

To date, Zien has enabled drops by artists such as Ed Fornieles, Petra Cortright, Agnieszka Kurant, and Shezad Dawood, and produced drops that have been acquired by renowned institutions including Centre Pompidou, Kadist, 1OF1, and Castello di Rivoli.

Zien emerged from the DAOWO events and network spearheaded by Ruth Catlow and Ben Vickers and started experimenting with digital-physical artworks as early as 2019. We believe that the tools and founding principles of the Web3 movement are essential for creating a better internet.

Our belief in building open, permissionless ecosystems is reinforced by $AURA, a fungible token to power the art economy of the future.

How it works



Discover high-quality contemporary art at an affordable price using the Zien curated marketplace.



Collect art as Expanded NFTs: digital artworks with an option to redeem physical counterparts.



Choose to produce the physical artwork on-demand using Zien's network of skilled fabricators.



Provide collectors with instant production and shipping quotes to facilitate physical artwork redemptions, and delegate fulfilment and customer support tasks to Zien.