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; 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.

Download: WORKS PDF | CV PDF


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

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 - 11 May to 28 Jun - ID. ART:TECH | CYFEST-12 (during Venice Biennale), Ca’ Foscari Zattere, Venice, Italy
2019 - 12 Jul to 08 Oct - Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Beijing, China
2019 - 10 Aug to 13 Sept - Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2019 - 19 Aug to 24 Oct - Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Today Art Museum 今日美术馆, Beijing, China
2019-2020 - 22 Nov to 16 May '20 - Deux Ex Machina, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain

Solo Shows

2019 - 21 Mar to 28 Apr - Zabludowicz Collection | Invites, London, UK

Group Shows

2019 - Cartographies, Ugly Duck, London
2019 - stadtprojektionen III, St. Gallen, Switerland
2018/19 – Open Codes - Living in Digital Worlds, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2018 - The Creative Machine 2 (Cyland & Goldsmiths), Hatcham Church Gallery, Goldsmiths University of London
2018 - Digital Bodies, 'and what?' - Queer Arts Festival 2018, Candid Arts Trust, London
2018 - City Screen, Loop Barcelona 2018, Barcelona
2018 - Print Screen Festival, Holon, Israel
2018 - Digital Design Weekend, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2018 - Uncommon Natures (Lumen Art Prize), Brighton Digital Festival, Phoenix Theatre, Brighton, UK
2018 - Gradient Descent, Nature Morte, Delhi, India
2018 – Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Goethe Institute, Mumbai
2018 – New Contemporaries, Block336, London
2018 – 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
2017 - " Stars of AI, Life 3.0 with Max Tegmark, Turing Lecture Theatre, Institute of Technology & Engineering, London
2017 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
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 - Machine Made: Art, Robotics & A.I., QUAD, Derby
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


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


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

Talks / Conferences / Workshops

2019 - talk - Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Italy. Watch here
2019 - panel & talk - ART•AI Festival, Leicester, UK
2019 - conference & talk - Kunst und Künstliche Intelligenz, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 - conference & talk - United Europe Seminar, Department of Engineering, Cambridge
2019 - conference & exhibiton - 'AI - Why It Matters', British Museum
2019 - 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
2017 - talk - Latent Spaces, Dirty Datasets & Autonomous Art - Art & Technology: Vienna, September 2017
2017 - talk & workshop - Ars Electronica, AI Project Spaces: Artist Workshops - Postcity, Linz, Austria, September 2017
2017 - conference & exhibiton - Google I/O Extended 2017 (demo), Google Campus London
2017 - talk - Machine Learning & Art - London Creative Coding, March 2017 - Youtube Video & Slides PDF
2016 - talk - Creative applications of Artificial Intelligence - UCL, December 2016


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