Digital Decade

DesignCollector Network (DCN) presents an innovative exhibition exploring the intersections digital and physical forms (“phygital”) in art as part of the annual event Digital Decade 5, featuring emerging artists working in the field of digital art. This year’s theme of “Cyberia” encourages artists to reflect on the concept of the newborn digital-native that is changing our common value systems.

The Digital Decade collaboration and exhibition now in its fourth year, has run successfully each year since 2013. Curated by DCN and partners, the first round of Digital Decade consists of online Open Calls where selected artists are featured in the exhibition in London.
For 2017, the 5th Edition of “Digital Decade”, DCN teamed up with the leading creative platforms Ello Network and Curioos to bring 35 digital artists together engaged in creating print artworks to take a part in a London exhibition. One third of these artists made a cut from a huge shortlist selected by the prominent Jury during “Ello x Digital Decade” Open Call. Another addition to upcoming event is a new challenge made together with Sedition Art Platform that will feature the work of selected video artists. Also a number of interactive and phygital artists to join the exhibition to create an immersive atmosphere.


The concept of Cyberia is “the Unknown Territories Shaped by the Digital Ethnos”. This, “Ethnos” refers to the generation of digital people that are changing our world, and continuing to influence our culture. As our world becomes increasingly digital, it ultimately transforms to become a ‘Cyberia’.

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Ugly Duck

Ugly Duck is a London Based social enterprise that revitalises empty and underused buildings, and open them up for creative uses. Ugly Duck has also been used as unusual locations for films, photoshoots, and events. The Digital Decade: Cyberia exhibition will be held at Ugly Duck’s location in Bermondsey at 49 Tanner St, London, SE1 3PL, UK.


Ello is The Creators Network, a socially-powered publishing and collaboration platform supporting a global community of artists. Founded in 2013 by a small group of art & design professionals, Ello provides a creative oasis for artists and their fans while empowering artist x brand collaboration via our Artist Invites program


Designcollector is proud to have Curioos as a retail partner for the second time since Digital Decade IV. Curioos is a curated marketplace of lifestyle products designed by independent artists. It’s the one-destination for graphic artists to profit from their creativity by selling their artworks on high-quality, everyday products such as wall art, apparel and accessories.

Sedition Art

Sedition Art is the world’s leading online platform for artists to display and sell their art in digital format for connected screens and devices. Sedition offers everyone an easy, enjoyable and social way to experience art-collecting at affordable prices. The company was founded by Harry Blain, the owner of Blain|Southern. The mission of Sedition is to change the art world by introducing a marketplace for collecting and trading art in the digital age.