Ruth Catlow



About Ruth

Ruth Catlow is an artist and curator working with emancipatory network cultures, practices, and poetics. She is codirector of Furtherfield, cofounded with Marc Garrett in 1996, an artist-led organization for labs, debates, and exhibitions around critical questions in arts, technology, and society. Furtherfield’s “Art Data Money” program seeks to develop new economies and a commons for arts in the network age, and to cultivate diversity in the blockchain development space. Exhibitions include The Human Face of Cryptocurrencies (2015) & NEW WORLD ORDER (2017) now touring internationally via the State Machines European collaboration. Catlow made the short film The Blockchain—Change Everything For Ever (2016) with Pete Gomes. She co-edited Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain with Torque Editions & Liverpool University Press (2017), commissioned the blockchain-based artwork Clickmine by Sarah Friend and devised the ongoing “DAOWO” workshop series with Ben Vickers (Serpentine Galleries) and in collaboration with Goethe-Institut London (2017– 2018). Catlow was named in a list of 100 women co-creating the P2P society by the Foundation for P2P Alternatives.