Jake Elwes explores both Fine Art and Digital Code, often embracing the overlap between the two. Recent projects look at how we interact with technology and Artificial Intelligence. Jake is currently currently working with Steve Fletcher at The Artist Development Agency, and showing in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017.


Born 1993, London UK.

Slade School of Art (UCL), BA (Hons) - Fine Art Media, 2013-17
SAIC (School of the Art Institute Chicago), International Exchange - Art & Technology, 2015
Central St Martins (UAL), Foundation 2012-13

Group Shows

2017 - Stars of AI, Life 3.0 with Max Tegmark, Turing Lecture Theatre, Institute of Technology & Engineering, London
2017 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Newcastle & London
2017 - >when machines are dreaming<, Chaos Computer Club (CCC) Datenspuren, Technische Sammlungen, Dresden
2017 - Ars Electronica, A.I. Projects Exhibition, Artificial Intimacy Exhibition & TADA Gallery Space, Ars Electronica Festival: Artificial Intelligence, POSTCITY Linz, Austria
2017 - Digital/Real – How Art Surfs Between Worlds, Mobiliar Headquarters, Bern, Switzerland
2017 - AI: Myth and Reality, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Cambridge
2017 - Made: Art, Robotics & A.I., QUAD, Derby
2017 - Google I/O Extended 2017 (demo), Google Campus London
2017 - 'Ask Something' - Acud Macht Neu, Transmediale and CTM Vorspiel, Berlin
2016 - ‘The Neural Aesthetic’, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin
2016 - 'Skullpture', Grant Museum, University College, London
2015 - 'You have got my bone', Foyles Bookshop, London
2015 - ‘!!THIS TIM3 ITS R3AL!!’, Elastic Arts, Chicago
2014 - 'Ben's Show', abandoned warehouse, Camden, London

Talks / Workshops

◴ AI, Computer Vision for Art, Architecture & as a Creative Tool - (workshop/talk for 80 students), CHORA conscious city, Institute for Architecture, Technische Universität Berlin. October 2017
◵ Latent Spaces, Dirty Datasets & Autonomous Art - Art & Technology: Vienna, September 2017
Ars Electronica, AI Project Spaces: Artist Workshops - Postcity, Linz, Austria, September 2017
◷ Machine Learning & Art - London Creative Coding, March 2017 - Youtube Video & Slides PDF
◴ Creative applications of Artificial Intelligence - UCL, December 2016

Further Qualifications

‘The Neural Aesthetic - Machine Learning for Artists’, School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe, Berlin, 2016
‘Programming Applications’, Computer Science BSc Module, Kings College London 2015

‘Java Programming’, London City University 2014
‘Creative Applications of Deep Learning with TensorFlow’, Kadenze 2016