Jake Elwes

Jake Elwes is a media artist living and working in London. He studied at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (2013-17). Recent works explore his research into machine learning and artificial intelligence. His practice looks for poetry and narrative in the success and failures of these systems, while also investigating and questioning the code and ethics behind them. His current works in the “Zizi Project” explore AI bias by queering datasets with drag performers. They simultaneously demystify and subvert AI systems.

Jake's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; TANK Museum, Shanghai; Today Art Museum, Beijing; CyFest, Venice; Edinburgh Futures Institute, UK; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany; New Contemporaries 2017, UK; Ars Electronica 2017, Austria; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; LABoral Centro, Spain; Nature Morte, Delhi, India; RMIT Gallery, Australia; Centre for the Future of Intelligence, UK and he has been featured on ZDF & BBC.

1993 Born in London, UK
2012 Foundation in Art & Design, Central St. Martins (UAL), London
2015 Erasmus, School of the Art Institute Chicago
2013-2017 BA Fine Art (First-class Hons.), Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), London

|Selected Exhibitions|
2021 Rehearsing the Future, ALIEN Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2021 Gazelli Art House, Mayfair, London, UK
2021 Sculpture in the City, City of London, UK
2021 Future U: Body/Mind/Machine, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2020 Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
2020 Real-Time Contraints (virtual browser extension, COVID-19), Arebyte Gallery, London, UK
2020 Fluid Bodies, E-WERK Freiburg, Germany
2020 FLUX Gender*uck, National Gallery X (virtual, COVID-19), The National Gallery, London, UK
2019 PRETERNATURAL: an exhibtion of works by Jake Elwes, Data Lates | Inspace Gallery, Edinburgh
2019 Zabludowicz Collection | Invites (solo display), London, UK
2019-2020 Deux Ex Machina, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
2019-2020 Forschungsfall Nachtigall, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
2019 Mind the Deep, Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM), Shanghai, China
2019 Schaulust, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
2019 Taiwan Annual 19: “KHU-KHU-SAU” How To Do?, Taipei Flora EXPO Dome, Taipei City, Taiwan
2019 Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2019 Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Beijing, China
2019 Event Two, (50th anniversary of the landmark Computer Arts Society Event One), curated by Flux, RCA, Lumen & EVA, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2019 ID. ART: TECH | CYFEST-12 (during Venice Biennale), Ca’ Foscari Zattere, Venice, Italy
2019-2021 Writing the History of the Future, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 Cartographies, Ugly Duck, London, UK
2019 stadtprojektionen III, St. Gallen, Switerland
2018-2019 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, London, UK
2018 Digital Bodies, ‘and what?’-Queer Arts Festival 2018, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
2018 City Screen, Loop Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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

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

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

Related Works

Rehearsing the Future

2021.11.20 - 2022.05.29