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Nancy Baker Cahill | Contract Killers

Contract Killers is a site-specific, augmented reality series created by artist Nancy Baker Cahill and collaboratively developed into a unique and powerful NFT project with art attorney Sarah Conley Odenkirk, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Snark.art.

The digital assets are minted on the environmentally responsible Tezos blockchain, and paired with physical assets, rewards and consequences outlined in a re-imagined smarter contract, and essays from the artist, CAMH’s Executive Director Hesse McGraw, and art attorney Sarah Conley Odenkirk, partner at the law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP.

Learn more and view Contract Killers on Snark.art, an online platform which incubates artists’ innovations on the blockchain.

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About the Artist

Nancy Baker Cahill is a new media artist who examines power, self-hood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free augmented reality (AR) art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. Her recent AR public art project, Liberty Bell, commissioned by Art Production Fund, earned features in The New York Times, frieze Magazine, Artnet, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Washington Post among many other publications. Liberty Bell, on view July 2020 through December 2021, spans six historic and culturally significant sites along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and appeared in ARTnews’ list of Defining Public Artworks of 2020. Baker Cahill was also included in ARTnews’ list of 2021 Deciders.

About BEYOND CAMH

Beyond CAMH is a newly launched initiative that reflects contemporary art’s ever-expanding influence through an ongoing series of artist-driven projects and public partnerships extending beyond the walls of the Museum. CAMH’s work outside our galleries—including public artworks and cross-sector collaborations—aims to reach new audiences, embrace unexpected contexts, and directly impact civic life in Houston and beyond. Spanning multiple scales and contexts, Beyond CAMH positions artists as primary catalysts of cultural and public realm transformation.