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19 February 2024

TAEX Presents Neogene by Alper Derinboğaz at the 3rd Edition of NFT Paris


TAEX Presents Neogene by Alper Derinboğaz at the 3rd Edition of NFT Paris

TAEX joins the 3rd edition of NFT Paris to present the Neogene collection by award-winning architect and artist Alper Derinboğaz.


Neogene is a collection of works by the renowned architect and artist Alper Derinboğaz. The series consists of 3D artefacts, generated using Data Morphosis methodology, based on simulations of geological formations from prehistoric times. The collection aims to transfer the geological time markers of our planet into a digital archive, as the continuity of our existence is more and more debatable with the emergence of AI technologies and environmental threats. Each artefact has a unique pairing of generated 3D forms and earth-based material qualities. This collection reminds us that humankind exists on the Earth just for a singular moment of its global history. However, our limited perception of temporality poses a significant threat to human existence, within the realms of architectural and geographical issues. The collection is curated by Dasha Shkel.


The first release of the collection features the White Mass series, re-morphed from bismuth — a mineral that has been present since the formation of the Earth and changes with time. While observing the object’s alluring transformation, we witness the entire human life on Earth only in a single frame of animation. This material is a unique visual spectacle exhibiting a spiral, stair-stepped structure, deceiving the observer’s time perception. By the end of each loop, the time passed corresponds to 19 quintillion years. 


Alper Derinboğaz is an architect and artist known for his focus on seeking communal relationships between the environment and spatial elements through scientific strategies. His projects range from cultural institutions, including the upcoming Istanbul City Museum, to architectural installations and masterplans. As a Fulbright Scholar and winner of dozens of prestigious awards, including the Europe 40 under 40 by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, Alper showcased his research at notable events like the Venice Architecture Biennale. 


Explore the Neogene collection online and visit our booth G at NFT Paris from 23rd to 24th of February 2024.


General Admission


February 23-24, 2024




Grand Palais Éphémère, Champ de Mars,

2 Pl. Joffre, 75007 Paris


For any inquiries please contact:

TAEX Head of Development 

Stefanie De Regel


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Dezeen on the Neogene Collection by Alper Derinboğaz

"Architect Alper Derinboğaz has used artificial intelligence and research data to create Neogene, a series of 3D artworks created to resemble the mineral bismuth."

27 March 2024