About us

What is The Curated?

The Curated was launched by Luminous Art Foundation as the first social curation platform that offers browsing, cataloging, and curating digital and generative art sourced from all over Web3—major marketplaces, generative art networks, direct submissions by artists, collectors, and galleries.

Founded by contemporary art professionals with extensive museum experience and established tech developers, The Curated is a URL institution that aims to make digital curating simple and accessible for both newcomers and professional curators, and streamlines the collective efforts of millions of art lovers to identify art gems.

Built in the spirit of the openness of the Web3 space, The Curated’s mission is to give visibility to meaningful, history-shaping artworks and define trends with the help of our professional curatorial council, stellar advisory board, and an ever-growing community of digital curators.

About Luminous Art Foundation

Luminous Art Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that aims to produce and share knowledge around cutting-edge digital forms of contemporary art. By creating a cultural program for a broader community in the physical, blockchain, and metaverse worlds, the foundation’s mission is to facilitate the integration of digitally-born and traditional art forms.

Curatorial Council

Snejana Krasteva

Snejana Krasteva is Chief Curator at Luminous Art Foundation, co-founder and Artistic Co-director of the Contemporary Art Triennale in the Eastern Balkans in Bulgaria (2025). She grew up between Bulgaria and Morocco, received her BA in Chinese Studies from the University of Nanjing, China in 2004 and her MFA in Curatorial Studies from Goldsmiths College, London in 2011. In China, she ran the gallery Beijing Tokyo Art Projects + TOKYO GALLERY (2004–2007) and then joined Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing (2007–2009). From 2011 to 2013, she was a curator at Art on the Underground in London. From 2013 to 2022, she was curator and senior curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.

Anne Duffau

Anne Duffau is Senior Curator at Luminous Foundation, a cultural producer, researcher, and founder of A---Z, an exploratory/nomadic curatorial platform. A---Z aims to open up to audiences by sharing discursive practices in order to challenge preconceived ideas on race, gender identities, and the so-called history in terms of power relationship. Duffau was the interim curator at Wysing for the Polyphonic Festival 2020/2021 Editions and she is a tutor on the Royal College of Art’s Contemporary Art Practice Programme. She is part of the collectives Transmissions.tv and Décalé. She produces live music under Alpha through several projects and collaborations (Décalé, MAENADS, Polisonics).

Andrea Misiano

Andrea Misiano is a curator-at-large at Luminous Foundation and co-founder of the blockchain-oriented art group Instigators. Misiano has worked at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art since 2009, where he has been involved in putting together a large number of shows, including those of Marina Abramović, Juergen Teller, and William Kentridge, and the group exhibitions 100 Years of Performance and New York Minute.

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