Jake Elwes (UK), born 1993, is currently based in London. His recent works have looked at Artificial Intelligence, investigating the technology, philosophy and ethics behind it. Jake graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), London in 2017, having also attended SAIC, Chicago (Erasmus), in 2016 and Central St Martins (foundation) in 2012.

Jake has exhibited in the UK and internationally, including the ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; CyFest, Venice; Edinburgh Futures Institute, UK; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017, Newcastle & London, UK; Ars Electronica 2017, Linz, Austria; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; City Loop, Barcelona; Nature Morte, Delhi, India and the Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Cambridge, UK.


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Background

Born 1993, London UK.

Education:
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

The Artist Development Agency, Steve Fletcher (formally Carroll / Fletcher Gallery, London) 2017-19

Current/Upcoming Shows

2019-2021 - 23 Feb to Mar '21 - Writing the History of the Future, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 - 12 Jul to 08 Oct - Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Beijing, China
2019 - 2 Aug to 26 Aug - PRETERNATURAL: an exhibtion of works by Jake Elwes, Data Lates | Inspace Gallery, Edinburgh
2019 - 19 Aug to 24 Oct - Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Today Art Museum 今日美术馆, Beijing, China
2019 - 31 Aug to 8 Sept - Taiwan Annual 19: “KHU-KHU-SAU” How To Do?, Taipei Flora EXPO Dome, Taipei City, Taiwan
2019 - 22 Sept to 24 Nov - Schaulust, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
2019 - 16 Sept to Oct - The Jam Factory, Oxford
2019-2020 - 22 Nov to 16 May '20 - Deux Ex Machina, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
2020 - 5 Jun to 22 Aug - Future U: Body / Mind / Machine, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2020 (delayed) - Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions & Projects

2019
Zabludowicz Collection | Invites (solo display), London, UK
Event Two, (50th anniversary of the landmark Computer Arts Society Event One) - curated by Flux, RCA, Lumen & EVA, Royal College of Art, London
ID. ART:TECH | CYFEST-12 (11.05-28.06 during Venice Biennale), Ca’ Foscari Zattere, Venice, Italy
Cartographies, Ugly Duck, London
stadtprojektionen III, St. Gallen, Switerland

2018
Open Codes - Living in Digital Worlds (2018-19), ZKM | Center for Art and Media, 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
Print Screen Festival, Holon, Israel
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" (Online Exhibition), NIPS 2017, Long Beach, USA
" Stars of AI, Life 3.0 with Max Tegmark, Turing Lecture Theatre, 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, A.I. Projects Exhibition, Artificial Intimacy Exhibition & TADA Gallery Space, Ars Electronica Festival: Artificial Intelligence, 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

2016
‘The Neural Aesthetic’, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin
'Skullpture', Grant Museum, University College, London

Prizes

Lumen Prize, Moving Image Shortlist, 2018;
UCL Arts & Humanities Dean’s List, 2017;
Julian Sullivan Prize for outstanding achievement in Media Art, 2017;

Collections

ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
Zabludowicz Collection, London

Talks / Conferences / Workshops


2019
• talk & discussion - 13th Academy Discussion [and …]: AI versus Art? - 18 Sept 2019, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
• 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, Italy. 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 & Slides PDF

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

Articles/Press

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?; 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.
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).

Further Qualifications

‘The Neural Aesthetic - Machine Learning for Artists’, School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe, Berlin, 2016
‘ITP Camp’, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, Berlin, 2018
‘Programming Applications’, Computer Science BSc Module, Kings College London 2015

'Convolutional Neural Networks', Andrew Ng, Coursera 2018
‘Neural Networks and Deep Learning’, Andrew Ng, Coursera 2017
‘Java Programming’, London City University 2014
‘Creative Applications of Deep Learning with TensorFlow’, Kadenze 2016