Alexander Reben b. 1985

Solo Exhibitions

2021 AI-MAZING, GAZELL.iO Project Space, London, UK 
2019  Creative Work as Adversary: The AI Art of Alexander Reben, Emerson Media Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2019  Contrasts in Action Still, stARTup Art Fair – Special Project, Los Angeles, CA
2018  strange/r/evolution, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY
2017  wax chromatic, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015  Engineering Psychology, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2021 Let's Talk About Text, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2021 Hello Robot, Hyundai Motorstudio, Busan, Korea
2021 Hello Robot, Hyundai Motorstudio, Beijing, China 
2020 CURRENTS New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
2020 Hello Robot, Neues Museum Biel, Biel, Switzerland 
2019  Hello Robot, V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, Scotland
2019  Hello Robot, Museo San Telmo, San Sebastián, Spain
2019  Hello Robot, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal
2018  Seeing Eye Awareness, Galerija Vžigalica, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2018  Gray Area Festival, San Francisco, CA
2018  CODAME, San Francisco, CA
2018  ARTOBOTS, The Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018  Hello Robot, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur Switzerland
2018  Robot Art, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
2018  LAST Festival, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2017  DEMO DAY, Kunstraum, Brooklyn, NY
2017  Post City, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2017  Hello Robot, Design Museum Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
2017  Robots. Work. Our Future, Vienna Biennale, Vienna, Austria
2017  Hello Robot, MAK Contemporary Art Museum, Vienna, Austria
2017  Hierophant, Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2017  The Basilisk, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017  Hello Robot, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
2016  IDFA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2016  WIRED 2016 UK, London, England
2016  Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago, IL
2016  Camden Film Festival, Camden, ME
2016  Perception & Time, Long Now Member Summit, San Francisco, CA
2016  Seattle Art Fair, Charlie James Gallery, Seattle, WA
2016  Cineglobe, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
2015  Happy Machine, Ottawa Maker Faire, Ottawa, Canada
2015  LAST Festival, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2015  SPEIF, Special Project Space, San Jose, CA
2014  COllISION, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA
2014  Robots in Residence, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, CO
2014  Sonic Gorilla, Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick, UK
2014  TFI Interactive, Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY
2014  New Works, Culture Shock Project Space, VOLTA, New York, NY
2013  Robots in Residence, 1MSQFT, Miami, FL
2013  Robots in Residence, Sheffield Doc / Fest, Sheffield, England
2013  Robots in Residence, Nordisk Panorama, Malmo, Sweden
2013  Robots in Residence, Storyscapes at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY
2012  COLLISION18:Present, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Jamaica Plain, MA
2012  Robots in Residence, IDFA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011  ArtBots, Ghent, Belgium
2011  You Are My Sunshine: Axiom At Bumpkin Island Closing, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Jamaica Plain, MA
2011  Solar absurdities, Bumpkin Island Art Encampment. Bumpkin Island, Boston, MA
2011  IDENTITY ELEMENT: WORKS FROM THE NEW AXIOM GROUP, Axiom Center for New and 2011  Experimental Media, Jamaica Plain, MA
2011  Defy Gravity, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
2009  Human Nature, ARS Electronica Festival, ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria
2009  School of The Streets, MIT Weisner Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2008  Planet in Peril: Artists Sow Solutions, EYEBEAM, New York, NY
2008  URECA, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook, NY
2008  LICA Exhibition, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook, NY
 
Collections
 
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection
MIT Museum
 
Public Speaking

2018  Artist as Technologist, TTI Vanguard, San Francisco, CA
2018  5 Dollars Can Save Planet Earth, TEDx San Francisco, CA
2018  A.I. Fortunes, Dorkbot, San Francisco, CA
2018  Art and Science, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
2018  If an AI makes it, is art still Art?, CODAME, San Francisco, CA
2018  Artist’s lecture, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
2018  AI Creativity in Art, Neuroscience, and the Law, SXSW, Austin, TX
2018  Stories of Song, Art & Tech, me Conference, Austin, TX
2018  Using Art and Design to Investigate Humanity, Berkeley Institute of Design, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2018  Design Field Notes, Jacobs Institute, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2017  Living in a Robot?, MAK Museum, Vienna, Austria
2017  Future Humanity, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2017  LASER Lecture, Stanford University, Melno Park, CA
2017  Ethics and Artificial Intelligence, CIIS University, San Francisco, CA
2017  Judah vs. The Machines, TechCrunch, Digital Web Series
2016  Emotional Arcade Live, IDFA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2016  Thinking Digital, Gateshead, England
2016  From cute droids to robots that stab you, it’s time to get personal with machines, WIRED UK, London, England
2016  The Implications of Artificial Intelligence, Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago, IL
2016  Internet of Things and Memory, Camden Film Festival, Camden, ME
2016  LASER Art Lecture, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2016  California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2016  Philosophy and The Future of Technology, Stanford University, Melno Park, CA
2016  Art and Social Robotics, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2016  How Robots Mess With Our Minds, MIT Club of Southwest Florida, Naples, FL
2015  Homo Digitalis, LAST Festival, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2015  The BlabDroid Robots, Global Technology Symposium, San Mateo, CA
2015  The Rise of the Social Robot, SXSW, Austin, TX
2014  Human-Machine Empathy, UC Berkeley Philosophy Department, Berkeley, CA
2014  Film making Robots and Human-Machine Relationships, Dorkbot, San Francisco, CA
2014  Robotic Art, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2014  BlabDroids, Engadget Expand, New York, NY
2014  Drones, Phones, and Robotic Friends-Where Is Emergent Technology Taking Us?, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, CO
2014  Big Ideas Opening Session, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, CO
2014  The Needy Robot and Our Relationship with Emotional Machines, TTI Vanguard, Boston, MA
2014  Social Robotics – Interaction and Design, Robo Forum, Moscow, Russia
2014  Igniters: BlabDroid, NBC and SyFy, Las Vegas, NV
2014  Will Robots Take Over The World?, HuffPost Live
2013  BlabDroids — Self-Learning Social Cloud Robots, TEDx, Boston, MA
2013  BlabDroids — Self-Learning Social Cloud Robots, Google Solve for X, Boston, MA
2013  Control Your Legal Landscape, Robo Business Conference, San Jose, CA
2013  Transmedia and Robot Filmmaking, Doc/Tech, Points North at Camden Film Festival, Camden, MA
2013  BlabDroids Around the World, Nordisk Panorama, Malmo, Sweden
2013  Transmedia and Technology, Transmedia Meet Up, Malmo, Sweden
2013  BlabDroids, Art as Research, Ignite at FOO, Sebastopol, CA
2013  Robots in Residence, Sheffield Doc / Fest, Sheffield, England
2013  Robots as Journalists, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
2013  Emotionally Evocative Robots, Thinking Digital, Gateshead, England
2013  Interactive Technology in Media, Media Future, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
2013  Storyscapes, Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY
2012  Robots in Residence, Screening and Theory, DocLab at IDFA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012  Boxie, The Story Gathering Robot, Ignite Boston, Boston, MA
 
Education
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Master of Science in Media Arts & Sciences (The Media Laboratory), 2010
State University of New York, Stony Brook. Bachelor of Science in Applied Math. Cum Laude, 2008.
 
Fellowships/Appointments/Memberships
 
2015 – 2017, UC Berkeley Psychology Visiting Scholar
2016 WIRED Innovation Fellow
2014 – Current, Stochastic Labs Residency
2013 – 2014, MIT CMS DocLab Fellow
2010, MIT Art Scholar
2009 – 2010, MIT Center for Future Storytelling Fellow
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Golden Key International Honor Society
 
Teaching/Mentorship
 
2014 – Current, Stochastic Labs, Berkeley, CA
2011, Interactive Technology Design, MIT, Cambridge, MA
2010, PATD Promoting Art Through Design, MIT, Cambridge, MA
2009 – 2010, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Advisor, MIT, Cambridge, MA
2008, WISE (Women In Science and Engineering) Program, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
2004 – 2008, F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition, Patchogue, NY