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 and is currently currently working with Steve Fletcher at The Artist Development Agency.

Jake has exhibited in the UK and internationally, including Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017, Newcastle & London, UK; Ars Electronica 2017, Linz, Austria; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; City Loop, Barcelona, Spain; NIPS 2017, Long Beach, US; Nature Morte, Delhi, India; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany and Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Cambridge, UK.

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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

Current/Upcoming Shows

2018/19 - 01 Sept to 06 Jan – Open Codes - Living in Digital Worlds, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

Group Shows

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, Isreal
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, US
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 - 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


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

Talks / Workshops

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

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