We're happy to announce our new partnership with LG Electronics ! To celebrate this wonderful occasion, "BARONG" - one of the first KIWIE 1001 NFT's, with physical location on the Bali island, is now guarding the Riga Airport from vicious demons! Be on the lookout for more cool stuff coming from us and LG in 2023.
Pictures by Elvijs Vilevics
Team KIWIE is honoured to take part in this year’s Zelta Mikrofons 2023 music awards as the sole designers of an NFT award counterpart for over 20 nominations!
Zelta Mikrofons is a Latvian equivalent of Grammy Awards that sets precedent as the first nation-wide ceremony to incorporate an NFT element into their award system.
All nomination winners will receive a traditional statue of a Golden Microphone and a custom, nomination-specific 3D NFT artwork with a unique metal card certificate.
In cooperation with shopping center "Galerija Centrs" and LG Electronics, a more advanced KIWIE NFT SPACE has opened doors in Riga to exhibit "KIWIE 1001" latest collections of artworks from different places around the world.
With the opening of the NFT SPACE, a unique exhibition in collaboration with Citadele bank is showcased, where all artworks were created using artificial intelligence neural networks programmed based on the first Kiwie monster painting in combination with the most used words of 2022.
Introducing X SMART KIWIE, your Visa debit card for the digital world by Citadele bank. This card is designed with the help of Artificial Neural Networks, and represents a compilation of our life-long street art endeavours.
Apply for the card through Citadele website to reap its benefits and stay alert for a few surprises. X smart KIWIE card has an active augmented reality link powered by Overly App.
For the first time, KIWIE1001 is part of a collaborative drop! Chiko&Roko are finally releasing their first Art Drop on Rarible in collaboration with 8 artists from all around the world! And together with Jacky, we contributed our own set of figurines to it, titled The Nightmare Tooth-Fairies.
KIWIE1001 project was nominated by "ABOUT YOU AWARDS 2022" in the category - "Digital Creation" .
"It was so hot, my outfit caught on fire! Luckily JACKY kept an eye on me to make sure everything is under control. Thanks to everyone who voted for us! We may have not brought the main prize back home, though we did win over lots of ladies hearts 👹" - KIWIE
We were invited to attend the opening of Takashi Murakami's and RTFKT Studios collaboration exhibition n New York at "Gagosian" gallery. While there, we created the 7th collection of seven new KIWIE1001 monster wall paintings around the city of New York.
This drops marks the first Kiwie monsters painted in the United States. Check out our NYC video to see how we did it.
"After releasing the Molokiwie fundraiser project, we received lots of messages from artists around the world willing to take part in the initiative. Eager to submit their own version of the artwork to help raise awareness and support Ukraine’s fight for freedom.
Now we’ve come together as a global collective of artists to launch a movement and produce one of the largest collaborative NFT collections in the world." - KIWIE
"KIWIE, unveiled a special edition of blockchain artworks at Spain’s “Be Baller” festival. The monster-infused basketball collection features seven animated non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that are tagged to real-world paintings. While the physical pieces were displayed at the event venue, visitors could use augmented reality to reveal and purchase their digital counterparts.
Mint a Molokiwie and help Ukraine! A collection of KIWIE monster Molotov cocktails to aid the people of Ukraine in their fight for freedom. 100% of proceeds donated to charities supporting the people and army of Ukraine!
I invite everyone to search for all ways possible to help the people of Ukraine! Donate, send your old clothing for people in need, invite and take care of those who seek shelter. Even a little help goes a long way." -KIWIE
"Could this be a dream? No, it’s official! We're partnering up with Bank Citadele to bring KIWIE 1001 NFT project to the next level!
Aiga Volksone, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Citadele: "We're always looking into the future and searching for the next big thing, and when we find something that resonates with us, we go all in!
We were invited by the Ministry of Culture of Latvia, to visiet Dubai EXPO 2020 and take part in the "Latvian week" to represent art and NFT's from Latvia.
"It has been an immersive, bright and insightful experience we are thrilled to have brought to Dubai. Last night's discussion covered one of the most essential questions for modern artists - should one embrace digital formats or better stick with classic mediums? What are the advantages and disadvantages of delving into the Metaverse?" - LatviaExpo2020
KIWIE takes part in a global NFT project "Chiko & Roko" representing Latvia in Dubai EXPO 2022.
"Chiko & Roko is an online platform for free art toys. We will be giving out new NFT gifts on a daily basis, including exciting thematic NFTs with unique designs made by authors and designers from different countries. The art toys can be viewed from different angles in 3D and turned into cool social media content with the use of AR technology."
“If it’s not on film it didn’t happen.” The best gear is mandatory so we can count on it in any given situation. We are more than excited to announce our partnership with GoPro Latvija who will make sure we capture every moment in our world travels.
“We don’t have time to explain, get in the car!” - is what we’ll say when we pull up in that SIXT wagon. We are excited to announce our partnership with SIXT LATVIA who will take care of our ground trips around the world
KIWIE 1001, the NFT project launched by popular Latvian street artist collective KIWIE, has organized a European NFT showroom to promote NFT art both by KIWIE and other digital artists.
The showroom will be held at Galerija Centrs, an almost 100 years old shopping mall, located in Old Riga, built in 1938. The physical venue in Galerija Centrs will be specially prepared to showcase the best digital art pieces. Access to the showroom will be free to all.
Zuzeum Acquires Iconic Gray Rainbow NFT From KIWIE’s Fat Monster NFT Collectibles Set.
Marking its entry into the evolving world of NFTs, one of the largest Latvian art centers, Zuzeum, has acquired KIWIE’s Gray Rainbow NFT as the digital art collective wraps up its first auction round of Fat Monster NFT collectibles on Rarible.
The art world has been drastically affected by the economic downturn of 2020 due to Covid-19, but in 2021, NFTs have become a major disruptor in the industry. NFTs have the potential to revolutionize the art world by making digital works accessible to a wider audience, democratizing the space, and fostering greater innovation among creators. An example is Latvian art collective KIWIE, which is utilizing NFTs to put street art on the blockchain. NFTs can also represent both the physical and digital works, and platforms and tools are becoming increasingly relevant as a result.
A Latvian artist going only by the name of Kiwie has announced their intention to release more than a thousand nonfungible tokens that represent real-world street art. According to a statement from Kiwie, the NFT pieces will allow art connoisseurs to physically own street art without removing the brick wall, sidewalk or other infrastructure to which it was applied. The NFTs feature 3D renderings of the artist’s “Fat Monster” character spray painted in 1,001 real-world locations with corresponding geotags.
KIWIE, a worldwide-famous Latvian street art collective, is unveiling a new series of blockchain-enabled art installations across the world. Building on the signature Fat Monster character developed by KIWIE back in 2006, the artists are making street graffiti that are owned directly by the holder of the NFT.