If you think Instagram isn't real art, think again.
From London to Singapore, exhibits are curating photos exclusively from Instagram, and featuring the artists behind the accounts just like they would any photographer or artist.
At a recent show in Singapore, dubbed the "K+ Instagram Exhibition," 13 Instagram users had recent posts enlarged, printed on canvasses and priced to sell to anyone who wanted to pay for them. At the show, Instagram posts were available for purchase for $67 or $102 with frames.
Those featured weren't necessarily chosen based on the size of their online following, but were selected as "up and coming" Instagrammers. In fact, the artists ranged from having just 300 followers to more than 115,000.
Combined, the artists commanded more than half a million followers.
"We wanted to highlight the social aspect that a digital platform like Instagram brings to the art world," Carolyn Teo, founder of Kinetic Singapore and K+ Curatorial Space, told CNBC in a recent interview.
Inside the exhibit walls, large replicas of each user's actual account were displayed prominently, including profile avatars, number of followers, number they're following and their profile description.