Founded by María Vega, Ministry Of Nomads was launched in 2008 as a commercial, educational and philanthropical platform for emerging and established artists and collectors. Born out of extensive research, collaboration, discussion, and debate; Ministry of Nomads has embraced the lifelong process of becoming since its inception, always celebrating continual opportunities for transformation. We seek to reject static states of being, embracing the ever changing reality of who and what we are. With a global reach; from London, to Havana, to Tehran, Ministry of Nomads aims to break the trend of centralization and consolidation. We aim to become a part of a new identity, one which has no hierarchies or binary systems, but rather one composed of countless individual elements, which mould and shape and lead into one another. We seek to work against systems which devalue the different or underrepresented by creating an identity which embraces them as a core facet of its being. Through engaging with and learning from the art of the most culturally rich reaches of the global community, we strive to build the foundations of a truly nomadic discourse. We use technology to combat the centralization of our shrinking world, stretching our arms across the globe to bring together all opposed to dogma and insuralization. We seek to create an artistic system which takes back the cultural front, and reterritorialization it in the name of the many and the mutable. We aim to build a global community through art, one which is collectively defined, interrelational and constantly evolving and shape shifting.
We seek to embrace the new possibilities of what we can become through pulling together the influence of art and technology. We hope to continue to push and advance our values and forms of self understanding in tandem with the evolution of these new possibilities, leaving behind the technocratic, exclusionary, and repressive. Through technology and art we want to build a community which is brave, adventurous, and perpetually looking towards the horizon of what is possible. A community which is equal and democratic, engaging in ever-changing discussions mediated by art and technology. Discussions about what we want to become and what we are able to become should we set our collective eyes and hearts towards it. We see technology and art as the crux of this community, two intertwined and now indistinguishable arms which feed one another and allow us to connect and come together. We hope to bring together artists and technologists from every corner of the globe to create this community. We hope that by working with each other, shaping each other with our ideas and passions we can create something truly global, something transhuman, which breaks down walls and opens minds - something truly nomadic. A global community of techno-art which is truly nomadic, whose heart exists in no fixed place - in no city or building - but within all of those who help create it.