Are you one of the many people who’s been downloading fake backdrops to appear more intellectual, hip or tidy during your online video meetings?
Now there’s an unusual dynamic option available.

Israeli company Niio, which offers curated video art for lobbies, offices and public spaces, invites anyone to download moving image artworks as Zoom backgrounds.

“Niio’s purpose is to inspire people everywhere through redefining the screen as an art destination for all. That’s why Niio directly responded to the impact of Covid-19 and is supporting global communities who are in lockdown during the pandemic, by gifting beautiful, dynamic video art backgrounds created by leading international media artists,” the company related in a press statement.

It’s also an innovative way to showcase some of the 4,000 established and emerging media artists whose premium digital artwork collections are available on the Niio platform.

Niio’s collection of more than 40 virtual Zoom backgrounds include such collections as Quayola’s “Camouflage” series of abstract landscape algorithmic paintings and Joe Hamilton’s “Cézanne Unfixed,” which blurs the relationships between painting and the museum.

They can be downloaded in video or still-image versions.

Art backgrounds for your video meetings, courtesy of Niio

“At a time when people all over the world are confined to their homes, consuming more digital media than ever before, it’s crucial that we are also able to access more meaningful digital experiences, such as moving image art that expresses our individualism and personality, and that we can also share with others during our virtual interactions,” said Niio CEO Rob Anders.