Selected  Exhibitions/Projects


2023/24  The Zizi Show, Gallery 99, Photography Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London, UK 

2023        Surreal Futures, Max Ernst Museum, Brühl, Germany

                 Data • Glitch • Utopia, Gazelli Art House, London UK
                 Brains. When matter becomes mind, Fundacion Telefonica Museum, Madrid, Spain

2021/22    »Biomedia«, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

2021/22    BIAS, Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

                 The Book of Sand, Aiiiii Art Center, Shanghai, China

                 Rehearsing the Future: Dance with Nonhuman, ALIEN Art Centre, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

                 Art for the Future, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM), Russia

                 Future U: Body / Mind / Machine, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

                 Latent Space, 120 Fenchurch Street, Sculpture in the City, London, UK

2021         Zizi- Queering the Dataset, Gazelli Art House, London, UK

                 Critical Borders: Radical (Re)visions of AI, Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge University, UK

                 You and AI, Maker Faire (Onassis Foundation and Future Everything),  Gazometro Rome, Italy

                 You and AI, Onassis Foundation, Pedion tou Areos Park, Athens

                 Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

2020        Real-Time Contraints, Arebyte Gallery, London, UK

                 Fluid Bodies, E-WERK Freiburg, Germany

                 AI for Good: Visions of a sustainable future with AI, United Nations, ITU & STATE, Geneva, Switzerland

2019/22    Writing the History of the Future, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

2019/20   Deus Ex Machina, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain

2019         Mind the Deep - Artificial Intelligence and Artistic Creation, Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM), Shanghai, China

                 Invites, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

                 Future Intelligence, TANK Museum, Shanghai, China

                 Future of Today: DEJA VU, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

                 Schaulust, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland

                 PRETERNATURAL: an exhibition of works by Jake Elwes, Data Lates, Inspace Gallery, Edinburgh

                 Taiwan Annual 19: "KHU-KHU-SAU" How To Do?, Taipei Flora EXPO Dome, Taipei City, Taiwan

                 Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Hyundai Motorstudio, Beijing, China

                 Event Two, (50th anniversary of the landmark Computer Arts Society Event One) - curated by Flux, RCA, Lumen & EVA, Royal College of Art, London, UK

                 ID. ART:TECH | CYFEST-12 (during Venice Biennale), Ca' Foscari Zattere, Venice, Italy

                 Cartographies, Ugly Duck, London, UK

                 stadtprojektionen III, St. Gallen, Switzerland

2018/19   Forschungsfall Nachtigall, Museum für Naturkunde,Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), Berlin, Germany

                  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

                  Digital Bodies, 'and what?' - Queer Arts Festival, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

                 City Screen, Loop, Barcelona, Spain

                 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 Karlsruhe, Goethe-Institut, Mumbai, India

                 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Block336, London, UK

                 I am here to learn: For the mechanical interpretation of the world, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany

2017         Stars of AI, Life 3.0 with Max Tegmark, Turing Lecture Theatre, Institute of Technology & Engineering, London, UK

                 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK

                 Digital/Real - How Art Surfs Between Worlds, Mobiliar Headquarters, Bern, Switzerland

                 AI: Myth and Reality, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Cambridge, UK

                 Machine Made: Art, Robotics & A.I., QUAD, Derby, UK

                 'Ask Something' - Acud Macht Neu, Transmediale and CTM Vorspiel, Berlin, Germany


Public Collections

ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe

Zabludowicz Collection, London



2021       Lumen Prize, Futures Award Shortlist

2018      UCL Arts & Humanities Dean's List

2018      Lumen Prize, Moving Image Shortlist

2017      Julian Sullivan Prize for outstanding achievement in Media Art



2021       Visiting Lecturer, Slade School of Fine Art (UCL)

2015        Erasmus, School of the Art Institute Chicago, USA 

2013-17   BA Fine Art (First-class Hons.), Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), London, UK

2012        Foundation in Art & Design, Central St. Martins (UAL), London, UK


Selected Press

Sep 2021   New London Art Exhibition Shows NFTs In Holographic Form; David Phelan, Forbes.

                   Leading Artists Auction NFTs To Benefit Saatchi Gallery Learning; artlyst.

Jul 2021     Meet the artist queering AI technology; Eve Watling, Independent.

Jun 2021    You and AI: Through the Algorithmic Lens, e-flux

May 2021  Come to the deepfake cabaret, where AI drag performers come to play; Katie Collins, CNET

                   Sculpture in the City returns for its tenth year, TimeOut

Mar 2021   'Deep fake' drag act is the new reality; Mike Wade, The Times.

Aug 2019  Episode I. Artificial Intelligence and Drag Performance: Jake Elwes's "The Zizi Project"; Alex Estorick & Beth Jochim; Flash Art.

Mar 2019   Artificial intelligence: the art world's weird and wonderful new medium; Francesca Gavin; How to Spend it, Financial Times.

Feb 2019    Can AI be a big hitter in the art world?; Colin Gleadell; The Telegraph.

Oct 2018    Up for Bid, AI Art Signed 'Algorithm'; The New York Times.

Aug 2018    AI-Generated Art Just Got Its First Mainstream Gallery Show. See It Here—and Get Ready; Artnet.

                     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.

                       Artificial Intelligence Art: Parenting a new genre; Forbes, India.

                     Gradient Descent - When Artificial Intelligence Meets Art; The Hindu.

Jan 2018      Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018: 6 new artists you need to know about; Evening Standard.



FRI 12 Mar 2021        ZDF aspekte; 'Künstliche Intelligenz: Unser Leben mit denkenden Maschinen'

SUN 24 Nov 2019   BBC FOUR; 'Kill Your TV: Jim Moir's Weird World Of Video Art'