Digital Art Museum

Digital Art Museum DAM is an online resource for the history and practice of digital fine art, founded in 2000. For more than two decades, it has offered visitors an exploration of the rich heritage of innovation and experimentation in digital art. With the advice of a panel of experts, DAM Museum continues to offer a growing archive of resources on the artistic practices and reflections surrounding digital creativity.

DAM Museum was founded and developed by Wolf Lieser, at that time a gallerist in Wiesbaden, Germany and London, UK. His partner in the London gallery Keith Watson was crucial to lay the ground for a collaboration with Dr. Mike King and the Guildhall University. King secured the initial funding through the AHRB which allowed to initiate the first version of the online museum website. After 2003, when Wolf Lieser moved to Berlin, he was solely responsible for the further development of DAM. In 2020 we launched the 3rd updated version of the online museum. We keep updating it!

DAM informs on historical and on contemporary positions chosen by an advisory panel. It exhibits the work of leading Artists in this field since 1956. DAM is an on-line museum with a comprehensive presentation of Digital Art supported by a wide range of background information including biographies, articles, a bibliography and interviews.

DAM also includes an Essays section with articles by artists and theorists specially selected to place the works in context. A history section lists key events and technologies in date order. DAM is intended for the enjoyment of all visitors, curators and collectors, scholars of art, and for an emerging generation of digital artists wishing to understand a 50-year heritage of innovation and experimentation.

Advisory Panel
The Advisory Panel selects the artists of DAM on a majority vote basis; in case of a tie, the director has the casting vote. Suggestion can come from each of the AP members or the director.

Panel members:

Dominique Moulon, PhD
Art Critic & Independent Curator, Ph.D in Arts & Sciences of Art, Artistic Director of Variation Paris

Prof. Dr. Frieder Nake
University of Bremen, Department of Mathematics / Computer Science & University of the Arts, Bremen, Digital Media, Member of the Leibniz Society of Sciences, Berlin

Domenico Quaranta, PhD
Contemporary art critic and curator. PhD in “Art, Theatre and Multimedia Technologies”, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy.

Tina Sauerländer, PhD
Art historian, curator, speaker and writer. Artistic Director of the VR ART PRIZE by DKB in Cooperation with CAA Berlin. Co-Founder & Co-Director of peer to space, Co-Founder & CEO of Radiance VR.

Pau Waelder, PhD
Art critic, curator and researcher. PhD in Information and Knowledge Society, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Honorary Advisory Panel

The honorary members of the Advisory Panel supported the Digital Art Museum in it’s beginnings since 2000, at a time when Digital Art was still a new field in the contemporary arts. Together with their support the foundation of this online resource was laid. Thank you so much for your support in the early days!

Former panel members:

Sue Gollifer
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Printmaking at Brighton University
Curator of several international Digital Art Shows

Dr. Roger Malina
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology

Bonnie Mitchell
Bowling Green University, USA

Professor Frieder Nake
University Bremen, Germany
Early Pioneer and Writer about Digital Art

Cynthia Beth Rubin
Rhode Island School of Art, USA
ISEA, International Symposium of Electronic Art, member of Board

Anne Morgan Spalter
Brown University, Providence, USA
Research Staff and Writer on Digital Arts

Professor Rejane Spitz
Professor at the Department of Art & Design at Rio de Janeiro Catholic University, Brazil
Curator of several exhibitions on the Digital Arts in South America