MobileCoin Spotlight: Inga Bard, Director of Art

Meet Inga Bard (she/her) in our latest MobileCoin team spotlight! She is such a talented artist and brings so much creativity to MobileCoin.

What’s your position at MobileCoin?

I am the Director of Art.

How did you find your way into the world of cryptocurrency?

In the last few years, I’ve started focusing my attention on thinking of ways to support artists in the Bay Area. To this end, I’ve co-founded various non-profit projects such as Safety Net Fund, Paint the Void, and Art for Civil Discourse. I then realized that there are lots of opportunities and resources for artists in the crypto space, not just NFT artists but also the ones who make physical and conceptual things. Upon this realization, I got excited about an opportunity to build out an art program at MobileCoin that supports contemporary artists alongside my friend and colleague Andrew Berardini. Check out our activations and posts about privacy related art on the MobileCoin Art Instagram account.

What’s your favorite thing about working at MobileCoin?

Everything. The humans who I get to interface with are sharp, kind, and authentic at every turn. The culture is one of very high integrity where people are honest with each other, take responsibility for their actions, and are just really fun to talk to and be around. At the same time, I believe that the mission to preserve the very possibility of privacy in our increasingly digital age is both noble and critical.

What excites you most about the future of MobileCoin?

Oooof so many things! I’m really excited for the future opportunities to support more artists, musicians, and creatives across the world. I’m very much looking forward to witnessing the fruits of labor that the artists in Private Practice Residence are brewing. The talented minds of the inaugural season are wrapping their heads around the critical importance and nuances of privacy in the digital space and are beginning to come up with some very interesting ideas. We aim to curate exhibitions after the first two seasons of the residency.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

Spending quality time with both biological and chosen family and non-profit work.

What would be your personal motto?

Comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable.

Flashback to when you were 10-years-old. What did you want to be when you grow up?

An artist.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

To help more people faster.

Anything else you’d like to share about yourself?

You can follow the MobileCoin Art Instagram account and my personal Instagram account.

By Emily Huh
03/14/2022