official portrait of british media artist jake elwes

Jake Elwes (b.1993, UK) is an artist, hacker, neuroqueer, educator and researcher living in London. They're currently working to queer artificial intelligence with deepfake drag performers. Across projects that encompass moving-image installation, sound and performance, Jake’s work finds unusual ways of demystifying, mapping and subverting technology. Their work searches for poetry and narrative in the successes and failures of digital systems. Works include deepfake drag in The Zizi Project, glitching oppressive algorithms in Machine Learning Porn and reframing AI generated marsh birds back into nature in CUSP. They have been making art exploring the aesthetics and ethics of machine learning systems since the very first generative AI models in 2016. Jake’s work also calls for us to challenge who builds these systems and for what purpose, and whether we as artists and queers can reclaim these technologies to build our own digital utopias.

Jake studied at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (2013-17) and their work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Somerset House, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Today Art Museum, Beijing; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Honor Fraser Gallery, LA; Fundacion Telefonica Museum, Madrid; Ars Electronica, Austria; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Sculpture in the City, London; Science Gallery Dublin; RMIT Gallery, Melbourne; Onassis Foundation, Athens; E-WERK Freiburg, Germany; Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin; Nature Morte, Delhi; Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge and they have been featured on ZDF aspekte, ARD ttt (DE), BBC Radio 4 Front Row, and BBC1’s Kill Your TV - History of Video Art (UK).



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Currently represented in Europe, Middle East & Asia by:
Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, Mayfair, London
+44 207 491 8816

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Download: CV PDF, May 2023

V&A Museum | Wiki Article | Gazelli Art House | Contemporary Art Society | ZKM | AI Artists | The Photographers Gallery | Sculpture in the City | New Contemporaries | Onassis Foundation | Zabludowicz | Slade School of Fine Art (UCL) | Fotomuseum Winterthur | Art Rabbit | Artsy | Frankfurter Kunstverein | Today Art Museum Beijing | BBC FOUR Doc | ZDF aspekte | The Times | The Independent | The Telegraph | Flash Art | Edinburgh Futures Institute

Background

Born 1993, London UK.

Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), BA (Hons) - Fine Art, London, 2013 - 2017
Central St Martins (UAL), Foundation, London, 2012 - 2013
School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe, The Neural Aesthetic with Gene Kogan, Berlin, 2016
School of the Art Institute Chicago, International Exchange - Art & Technology, 2015

Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, London, 2021 - present
The Artist Development Agency, Steve Fletcher (formally Carroll / Fletcher Gallery, London), 2017 - 2019
Visiting Lecturer, Slade School of Fine Art (UCL)


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Current/Upcoming Exhibtions

25th May 2023 - 20th April 2024 - The Zizi Show at the V&A, Digital Gallery (solo display), Photography Centre, V&A / Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London, UK

9th Sept 2023 - 28th Jan 2024 - Future Lives, Future You – Digital, Machine and Cyborgs, JUT Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

27th Aug 2023 - 28th Jan 2024 - Surreal Futures, Max Ernst Museum, Brühl, Germany

1st Dec 2023 - 17th Mar 2024 - Glitch. Die Kunst Der Störung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

12th Jan 2024 - 15th Jan 2024 - Art SG, Singapore

1st Mar 2024 - 24th Mar 2024 - PHOTO International Festival of Photography, Melbourne and beyond, Australia

Selected Talks / Videos

▷ Deepfake Drag: Queering AI in Art (15 min + Q&A), CPH:DOX Talk, 2023

▷ Making of The Zizi Show (6 min), Mini-doc | dir Tom Francome, 2021

▷ Jake Elwes and Me the Drag Queen answer 10 questions about The Zizi Project (6 min), 2021

▷ Is AI bad for Artists? Jake Elwes - VICE UK Q&A (8 min), 2023

▷ CUSP in Kill Your TV (6 min), BBC4 Video Art Documentary (UK TV), 2019

▷ A.I. & Art: deep-fake drag (5 min), ZDF | aspekte (German TV with subs), 2021

▷ Zizi and Me (4 min), Mini-doc | dir Chenxuan Wang, 2021

▷ Screen Walk with Jake Elwes, Zizi and Me (1 hour 14 min), The Photographers Gallery / Zoom, 2021

▷ CFI: Queering Datasets (20 min + Q&A), Beyond Festival Edinburgh, 2019

▷ Queering AI (10 min), Beyond Festival Edinburgh, 2019



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Selected Solo Exhibitions and Installations

2023 - The Zizi Show at the V&A, Digital Gallery, Photography Centre, V&A / Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Jake Elwes: Data • Glitch • Utopia - a survey exhibtion, Gazelli Art House, Mayfair, London, UK

2022 - The Zizi Show, GETXOPHOTO International Image Festival, Getxo, Basque Country, Spain

Latent Space at 120 Fencurch Street, Sculpture in the City: City of London’s public artwork programme, UK

2021 - Zizi - Queering the Dataset, Gazelli Art House, Mayfair, London, UK

2019 - CUSP | Artist Invites, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

Preternatural, Data Lates | Inspace Gallery, Edinburgh Futures Insitute, Scotland



Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects

2023

The Horror Show! A Twisted Tale Of Modern Britain, Somerset House (2022-2023), London, UK

Make Me Feel Mighty Real: Drag/tech And The Queer Avatar, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Brains. When matter becomes mind, Fundacion Telefonica Museum, Madrid, Spain

More Than Human, Blanc Art Space, Beijing, China

INTER:ACTIVE - Breaking The Code CPH:DOX, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Do Androids Dream on Silver Screens? (ALT/KINO Screening) ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Riposte - Queer Art Techno Rave, Electrowerkz, London, UK

FutureFantastic: Climate Change x AI, Bangalore International Centre & Ranga Shankara, Bangalore, India


2022

The Book of Sand, Aiiiii Art Center (2021-2022), Shanghai, China

»Biomedia«, ZKM | Center for Art and Media (2021-2022), Karlsruhe, Germany

Among the Machines, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

House of Mirrors: Artificial Intelligence as Phantasm, HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund, Germany

Everything Will Be Fine, An Outdoor Exhibition By Tactical Tech , Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin, Germany

»Biomedia« (touring), Centre des Arts d'Enghien-les-Bains, Enghien-les-Bains / Paris, France

​Art in Flux: Transformations, National Gallery X, London, UK

Prix Ars Electronica, CyberArts Exhibtion, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

Canary in the Synthetisphere , Forking Room, Ujeongguk, Seoul, South Korea


2021

BIAS, Science Gallery Dublin (2021-2022), Dublin, Ireland

Future U: Body / Mind / Machine, RMIT Gallery (2021-2022), Melbourne, Australia

Rehearsing the Future: Dance with Nonhuman, ALIEN Art Centre, Taiwan

You and AI (touring), Onassis Foundation and Future Everything, Gazometro Rome, Italy

Critical Borders: Radical (Re)visiions of AI, Center for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge University, UK

You and AI, Onassis Foundation, Pedion tou Areos Park, Athens, Greece

The Third Gender, A.K.T, Pforzheim, Germany

Art for the Future, Multimedia Art Museum (MAMM), Moscow, Russia

Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China


2020

AI for Good: Visions of a sustainable future with AI, United Nations, ITU & STATE, Geneva, Switzerland

Real-Time Contraints, Arebyte Gallery, London, UK

Fluid Bodies, E-WERK Freiburg, Germany

FLUX Gender*uck, The National Gallery X, London

Deus Ex Machina, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain

Writing the History of the Future, ZKM | Center for Art and Media (2019-2022), Karlsruhe, Germany


2019

Forschungsfall Nachtigall, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (Natural History Museum), Germany

Mind the Deep - Artificial Intelligence and Artistic Creation, Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM), Shanghai, China

Future Intelligence, TANK Museum, Shanghai, China

Schaulust, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland

Learning Nature: A machine's exploration of our world, The Jam Factory, Oxford

Future of Today: DEJA VU, Today Art Museum 今日美术馆, Beijing, China

Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Beijing, China

Event Two (50th anniversary of the landmark Computer Arts Society Event One), Royal College of Art, London

ID. ART:TECH | CYFEST-12, Ca’ Foscari Zattere, Venice, Italy

Cartographies, Ugly Duck, London

stadtprojektionen III, St. Gallen, Switerland


2018

Open Codes - Living in Digital Worlds, ZKM | Center for Art and Media (2018-19), Karlsruhe, Germany

The Creative Machine 2 (Cyland & Goldsmiths), Hatcham Church Gallery, Goldsmiths University of London

Digital Bodies, 'and what?' - Queer Arts Festival 2018, Candid Arts Trust, London

City Screen, Loop Barcelona 2018, Barcelona

Digital Design Weekend, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Uncommon Natures (Lumen Art Prize), Brighton Digital Festival, Phoenix Theatre, Brighton, UK

Gradient Descent, Nature Morte, Delhi, India

Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Goethe Institute, Mumbai

New Contemporaries, Block336, London

I am here to learn: For the mechanical interpretation of the world, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany


2017

Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, NIPS 2017, Long Beach, California, US

Stars of AI (launch of Life 3.0 with Max Tegmark), Institute of Technology & Engineering, London

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle

When Machines are Dreaming, Chaos Computer Club (CCC) Datenspuren, Technische Sammlungen, Dresden

Ars Electronica Festival 2017: A.I. Projects Exhibition | Artificial Intimacy Exhibition | TADA Gallery Space, Postcity, Linz, Austria

Digital/Real – How Art Surfs Between Worlds, Mobiliar Headquarters, Bern, Switzerland

AI: Myth and Reality, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Cambridge

Machine Made: Art, Robotics & A.I., QUAD, Derby

'Ask Something' - Acud Macht Neu, Transmediale and CTM Vorspiel, Berlin


Performances


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2023
The Zizi Show Cast - Raphael Court Takeover, Friday Lates - V&A / Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
ZIZI & ME, CPH:DOX - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2022
A Night of A.I and Drag, Zabludowicz Collection, Chalk Farm, London, UK
Art in Flux - Radical Embodiment, The Barbican, London, UK
An Evening of A.I and Drag @ Science Week 2022, Science Foundation Ireland - The George, Dublin, Ireland
Clandestine Cabaret - Zizi & Me preview, Above The Stag Theatre, Vauxhall, London, UK

2021
Zizi & Me (& Jake), Gazelli Art House, Mayfair, London, UK
The Zizi Show Preview and Launch, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London, UK


Prizes

Prix Ars Electronica - Interactive Art + (Honorary Mention), 2022

German Informatics Society: AI Newcomer Award, Art Category, 2021

Lumen Prize, Futures Award Shortlist, 2021

Lumen Prize, Moving Image Shortlist, 2018

UCL Arts & Humanities Dean’s List, 2017

Julian Sullivan Prize for outstanding achievement in Media Art, 2017

Top UK candidate for Cambridge Pre-U Art and Design, 2012


Collections

V&A | Victoria and Albert Museum of Art and Design, London
ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
Zabludowicz Collection, London

Television

BBC FOUR; 'Kill Your TV: Jim Moir’s Weird World Of Video Art' Sunday 24 November 2019 - Watch Here
ZDF aspekte; 'Künstliche Intelligenz: Unser Leben mit denkenden Maschinen' Friday 12 March 2021 - Watch Here
BBC London News; Jake Elwes V&A: 'I want to make photo art more accessible' Sunday 28 May 2023

Articles/Press


- being updated -

November 2023, Holly Herndon’s Infinite Art; Anna Wiener, The New Yorker.

August 2023, Meet the artists reclaiming AI from big tech – with the help of cats, bees and drag queens; Gabrielle Schwarz, The Guardian.

Can a Digital Artwork Outlast a 19th-Century Painting?; Jo Lawson-Tancred, Artnet News.

July 2023, Art in the age of artificial intelligence; Joanna Zylinska, Science.

Jake Elwes: Data • Glitch • Utopia at Gazelli Art House; Ilaria Bevan, Sotheby's Institute of Art | Made in Bed Magazine.

June 2023, Jake Elwes Demystifies Queer Technological Futures In "Data, Glitch, Utopia"; Sofia de la Cruz, hyperbae.

Jake Elwes: ‘Part of my role as an artist is demystifying AI technologies’; Sanjana Varghese, British Journal of Photography.

Is A.I. Coming for the Drag Queens Next? A Deep Fake Cabaret at the V&A Exposes the Tech’s Limitations; Jo Lawson-Tancred, Artnet News.

Can AI Replace Drag Queens?; Ryan Waddoups, Surface Magazine.

Can an AI-generated drag show reveal the technology's limitations?; Hannah Gore, EuroNews.

The Top 5 Art Exhibitions To See In London Right Now; Tabish Khan, FAD Magazine.

How Hardcore Can Art Get? Does A.I. Need Therapy? And Other Thoughts in the Air at London Gallery Weekend; Naomi Rea, Artnet News.

Art shows to leave the house for in June 2023; Ashleigh Kaner, Dazed.

Must-See Exhibitions By Queer Artists; Flannels Magazine.

6 Artists Who Were Using Artificial Intelligence Before ChatGPT; Brian Boucher, Artsy.

May 2023, V&A Photography Centre — from steamships to deepfake drag; Jackie Wullschläger, Financial Times.

Jake Elwes Data • Glitch • Utopia – Demystifying Artificial Intelligence; Mark Westall, FAD Magazine.

Eruptions, explosions and a sexually explicit hoover: V&A Photography Centre review; Chloë Ashby, The Guardian.

New York, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Linz ... Which city has the best digital art?; Gretchen Andrew, The Art Newspaper.

Jake Elwes V&A: 'I want to make photo art more accessible'; BBC London News.

Front Row: Jake Elwes and Marta Weiss discuss the new V&A Photography Centre (17-30 minutes); BBC Radio 4.

The V&A’s Photography Centre: Finally does justice to the museum’s 170 years of photographic riches; Ben Luke, Evening Standard.

V&A Photography Centre: World-leading Collections, interview with curator Marta Weiss; Cherie Federico and Saffron Ward, Aesthetica Magazine.

V&A Photography Centre review — the good, the bad and the total drag; Laura Freeman, The Times.

V&A’s completed Photography Centre opens with flames, rockets and snake-like Hoovers; Harriet Lloyd-Smith, Wallpaper.

Jake Elwes’ new exhibition, ‘Data • Glitch • Utopia’ at Gazelli Art House, to explore AI and alternative queer futures; Graham Robson, Gscene LGBTQ+ Magazine.

Jake Elwes Seeks to Demystify the Artificial Intelligence at Gazelli Art House; Hesper Cane, Widewalls.

AI can’t replace artists, but it’s already transformed the art world forever; Florence Hallett, iNews.

The V&A is opening its huge new photography centre this month; Eddy Frankel, Time Out.

March 2023, FutureFantastic: A Unique AI Art Festival In India Addressing Climate Change; Bo Correspondent, Bold Outline Magazine.

With FutureFantastic, art goes the AI way; Ruth Dhanaraj, The Hindu.

Rise of the machines: Is AI going to take over the world and can it save us; Iona Amos, The Scotsman.

November 2022, The George to host unique deepfake drag performance; Al Fartukh, GCN • Gay Ireland News & Entertainment.

September 2022, The Horror Show! A Twisted Tale Of Modern Britain; Art plugged.

The Horror Show! review – the bands, TV shows and artists who revealed Britain’s sinister psyche; Jonathan Jones, The Guardian.

March 2022, New London Art Exhibition Shows NFTs In Holographic Form; David Phelan, Forbes.

October 2021, Former power station becomes stylish AI art center; Yang Jian, Shanghai Daily.

September 2021, 'Among The Machines' review; Eddy Frankel, Time Out.

Leading Artists Auction NFTs To Benefit Saatchi Gallery Learning; artlyst.

The Art of Photography; Colin Gleadell, The Open Art Fair.

July 2021, Meet the artist queering AI technology; Eve Watling, Independent.

Zizi - Queering the Dataset - Gazelli Art House listing, Artsy.

June 2021, You and AI: Through the Algorithmic Lens, e-flux

"You and AI": 25 works on artificial intelligence in the Field of Areos , Newsroom, HuffPost Greece

May 2021, Come to the deepfake cabaret, where AI drag performers come to play; Katie Collins, CNET.

Deep Fake, Real Change: What Is at Stake in Artist Jake Elwes’ Work of Queering AI?; Deen Atger (ed Juliet Rennie), Agora Digital.

‘Sculpture in the City’ returns for its tenth year, TimeOut.

March 2021, ‘Deep fake’ drag act is the new reality (read here in full) ; Mike Wade, The Times.

Edinburgh International Festival embraces deep fakes and artificial intelligence in virtual drag show; Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman.

Digital Art Exhibition to Showcase Creative Potential of AI; Ross Kelly, Digit.

Edinburgh International Festival opens digital art exhibition; Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter.

Deepfake drag show explores AI’s social biases through interactive performances; Thomas Macaulay, Neural - The Next Web

July 2020, Cede Control of Your Web Browser to This High Tech Exhibition; Sam Gaskin, Ocula.

Real-Time Constraints, a group exhibition featuring works by artists working within the realms of artificial intelligence, algorithms, machine learning, big data, and interventions in web-based platforms; Fad Magazine.

October 2020, An Artificial Intelligence that creates image poetry; Carita Pettersson; Probeta.

August 2019, Episode I. Artificial Intelligence and Drag Performance: Jake Elwes’s “The Zizi Project” ; Alex Estorick & Beth Jochim; Flash Art.

July 2019, The Aesthetic Sense of Artificial Intelligence; Ennio Bianco; Espoarte.

March 2019, Artificial intelligence: the art world’s weird and wonderful new medium; Francesca Gavin; How to Spend it, Financial Times.

Febuary 2019, Can AI be a big hitter in the art world? (read here in full); Colin Gleadell; The Telegraph.

November 2018, MaloMalo Presents ‘Digital Bodies’: A Queer Exhibition on Virtual Reality and The Body; FAD Magazine.

October 2018, Up for Bid, AI Art Signed ‘Algorithm’; The New York Times.

'Painting by A.I. robot sells for $432,500 USD at auction' ; Global News Canada. (television report)

September 2018, AI is their paintbrush, but the artwork is no less human; Fastcompany.

August 2018, AI-Generated Art Just Got Its First Mainstream Gallery Show. See It Here—and Get Ready; Artnet.

The Image in the Machine: AI Art and it's implications; PIX.

Gradient Descent; Platform Magazine.

AI art is on the rise – but how do we measure its success?; Apollo Magazine.

An AI genre in its infancy questions the nature of art; Financial Times.

Is Artificial Intelligence the new artist we need to watch out for?; Vogue India.

India's first exhibition of art created by Artificial Intelligence raises questions about human conscience; Firstpost.

The poetics of metonymy; The Hindu.

Inside India’s first AI art show; livemint.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Creating a New Genre in Art; Art Market.

Artificial Intelligence Art: Parenting a new genre; Forbes, India.

Gradient Descent - When Artificial Intelligence Meets Art; The Hindu.

January 2018, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018: 6 new artists you need to know about; Evening Standard.

Go see these future art superstars at Bloomberg New Contemporaries; TimeOut (London).

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Block 336 'Six emerging artists who stand out from the crowd'; Artlyst.

September 2017, Porn pictures from the machine show sexual fantasies; Futurezone (Austria).

Television

BBC FOUR; 'Kill Your TV: Jim Moir’s Weird World Of Video Art' Sunday 24 November 2019 - Watch Here
ZDF aspekte; 'Künstliche Intelligenz: Unser Leben mit denkenden Maschinen' Friday 12 March 2021 - Watch Here
BBC London News; Jake Elwes V&A: 'I want to make photo art more accessible' Sunday 28 May 2023

Research Publications

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Agnieszka Roguski (2023), Algorithmic Drag: Mimicry and Digital Staging of the Self in Jake Elwes' Zizi - Queering the Dataset, in Glitch. The Art of Interference. ed. Franziska Kunze, Pinakothek Catalogue, DISTANZ Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-95476-600-0

Joe Parslow (2023), Kings, Queens, Monsters and Things: Digital Drag Performance and Queer Moves in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Contemporary Theatre Review Print ISSN 1048-6801 Online ISSN 1477-2264. (view here)

Joe Parslow (2023), Jake Elwes: Queering Artificial Intelligence with Deepfake Drag. In: Among the Machines. Zablubowicz Collection, London, pp. 85-91. ISBN 978-1-907-931-40-7

Drew Hemment, Morgan Currie, SJ Bennett, Jake Elwes, Anna Ridler, Caroline Sinders, Matjaz Vidmar, Robin Hill, and Holly Warner (2023), AI in the Public Eye: Investigating Public AI Literacy Through AI Art. In Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT '23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 931–942.

Hemment, D., Zeilinger, M., Vidmar, M., Elwes, J., Warner, H., Pérez, D. S., & Hill, R. (2022). Towards a heuristic model for experiential AI: analysing the Zizi Show in the new real. D. Lockton, S. Lenzi, P. Hekkert, A. Oak, J. Sadaba, & P. Lloyd (Eds.), Proceedings of DRS2022 Bilbao: Design Research Society International Conference (DRS Biennial Conference Series). Design Research Society. Advance online publication.

Owen Perry (2021). The Zizi Show review, Volupté: Interdisciplinary Journal of Decadence Studies. Goldsmiths, London (view )

Anne Ploin, Eynon, R., Hjorth I. & Osborne, M.A. (2022). AI and the Arts: How Machine Learning is Changing Artistic Work. . Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK (view here)

Cristina Voto, (2022). From Archive to Dataset. Visualizing the latency of facial big data. Punctum. International Journal Of Semiotics, Greece.

Rebecca Pedrazzi, (2021). Possible futures. Milan, Italy: Jaca Books.

Andreas J. Hirsch, Marcus Jandl, Gerfried Stocker (2021). The Practice of Art and AI. Ars Electronica, Austria: Hantje Cantz Verlag.

Simone Chen (2021). IDEAT 理想家 - The Book of Sand. Shanghai: IDEAT Publishers

Marcus Jandl, Gerfried Stocker (2021). A New Digital Deal. Ars Electronica, Austria: Hantje Cantz Verlag.

Lans Harmsen (2021). Slanted 37 - A.I.. Karlsruhe, Germany: Slanted Publishers

Martin Zeilinger (2021). Tactical Entanglements: AI Art, Creative Agency, and the Limits of Intellectual Property. Lüneburg, Germany: meson press

Jimmy Huang (2021). Jake Elwes: Constructing and Deconstructing Gender with AI-Generated Art. The Montreal AI Ethics Institute (online)

Kanta Dihal, Sarah Dillon, Stephen Cave (2020). AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Gianmaria Ajani (2020). Contemporary Artificial Art and the Law. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.

Paul Luckraft (2020). Zabludowicz Collection Invites Vol 2. Cassochrome: Belgium

André-Louis Paré, Andreas Broeckmann (2020). CREATING IN THE ERA OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. ESPACE Art Actuel.

Drew Hemment (2019). Preternatural : An exhibition of works by Jake Elwes . Edinburgh College of Art: Experiential AI

Arthur Miller (2019). The Artist in the Machine: The World of AI-Powered Creativity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Peter Weibel (2019). Open codes. Living in digital worlds. Esslingen: Edition Cantz.

Andreas Broeckmann (2019). The Machine as Artist as Myth. Lüneburg, Germany: (IPK), Leuphana University.

Tom Mouna (2019). Mining the machine Long Xinru. Hong Kong: ArtAsiaPacific, No. 114, Jul 2019

Marykate Regan (2019). Generative Adversarial Networks & The Art Market. New York: Fashion Institute of Technology Publishing.

Irini Papadimitriou (2018). Artificially Intelligent. London: Victoria & Albert Museum

Hannes Leopoldseder, Christine Schöpf, Gerfried Stocker (2017). Artificial Intelligence – the Other I. Ars Electronica, Austria: Hantje Cantz Verlag.

Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price, and George Shaw (2017). Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017. New Contemporaries (1988) Ltd.


Interview PDFs (for reference purposes)

Wallpaper China, 2021. (PDF)
NOWRE China, 2021. (PDF)
Jess Poon, University of Glasgow, 2021. (PDF)
Alex Estorick & Beth Jochim, Flash Art, 2020. (PDF)
'CUSP', Zabludowicz: Interview with Jake Elwes and Curator Maitreyi Maheshwari, 2019. (PDF)
Maria Redaelli, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, 2020. (PDF)
Artsy, Sam Gaskin, 2018. (PDF)
New York Times, Gabe Cohn, 2018. (PDF)
Fast Company, DJ Pangburn, 2018. (PDF)

Talks / Conferences / Workshops


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2019
  talk - Beyond Conference - November 2019, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland
  panel & talk - 13th Academy Discussion [and …]: AI versus Art? - 18 Sept 2019, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
  panel & talk - Digital futures, materiality and added value: When data is a medium for artistic expression, what is the future value of the material artefact, Barbican Center, London
  panel & talk - "So how is that working for you?, Goldsmiths University, London
  panel & talk - Lumen Art Projects: Artists in the Machine (in conversation with Alexander Mordvintsev, creator of Google Deep Dream), Event Two (50th anniversary of the landmark Computer Arts Society), Royal College of Art, London.
  talk - Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain. Watch here
  panel & talk - ART•AI Festival, Leicester, UK
  conference & talk - Kunst und Künstliche Intelligenz, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
  conference & talk - United Europe Seminar, Department of Engineering, Cambridge
  conference & exhibiton - 'AI - Why It Matters', British Museum
  workshop - Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London

2018
  talk - Interfaces Monthly 032018: Machine Learning, (in collaboration with London Creative AI & Barbican), The Trampery Republic, March 2018

2017
  workshop & talk - AI, Computer Vision for Art, Architecture & as a Creative Tool, CHORA conscious city, Institute for Architecture, Technische Universität Berlin. October 2017
  talk - Latent Spaces, Dirty Datasets & Autonomous Art - Art & Technology: Vienna, September 2017
  talk & workshop - Ars Electronica, AI Project Spaces: Artist Workshops - Postcity, Linz, Austria, September 2017
  conference & exhibiton - Google I/O Extended 2017 (demo), Google Campus London
  talk - Machine Learning & Art - London Creative Coding, March 2017 - Youtube Video

2016
  talk - Creative applications of Artificial Intelligence - UCL, December 2016