Sarah Friend is an artist specializing in blockchain and the p2p web. She is a participant in the Berlin Program for Artists, a co-curator of Ender Gallery, an artist residency taking place inside the game Minecraft, an alumni of Recurse Centre, a retreat for programmers, and an organizer of Our Networks, a conference on all aspects of the distributed web.
Friend was the recipient of the 30 Under 30 Developers in Canada award and the GDC Scholarship for Women in Games. She has had work commissioned by Furtherfield, London; & NEoN Festival, Dundee; as well as the HEK Basel, Basel; & Unfinished, NYC. She has spoken at Transmediale, Berlin; The New School, New York; and Interaccess, Toronto, amongst others. Her work has been featured in The Art Newspaper, Art the Science, Motherboard and Spike Art Magazine.
Previous exhibitions include: Contingent Systems, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary; Proof of Stake, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg; Breadcrumbs, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne; Proof of Art, Oökultur, Linz; Salon Solaire, suns.works, Zurich; Panarchist's Dinner, Floating University, Berlin (2021); Clickmine, Peer to Peer UK/HK, online; S'eclispser: Phases of Resilience, ALM|NT2 & HTMelles Festival, Montreal; Crypto_manifold, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai; Extinction Litany, Afloat Assembly, Flensburg; Art of No Likes, Arebyte Gallery, London; Screensaver watching you, Offsite Project, online (2020); Screensavers, Piksel Festival, Bergen; Seasons of Media Art, ZKM Centre for Media Art, Germany; Remembering Network, Radical Networks, New York; Crypto Grows on Trees, Devcon V, Osaka; Scaffolds I can no longer see, Interaccess, Toronto (2019);