Biography [中文版]

Artist Scholar and Entrepreneur works with Interactive and Creative AI.

Aven Le ZHOU(周乐)is an artist scholar and creative technologist work with creative Artificial Intelligence. He founded the AI-augmented creative studio -- 💥artMachines and leads cross-disciplinary practices in said organization. His artworks and research interests spread in interactive media, generative art and machine vision for creative interactions. He recently focuses on utilizing interactive artificial intelligence and generative machine learning to effectuate human-AI collaborative creativity.

His first solo exhibition "The Love of Shanshui" was held in Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, and his recent solo exhibitions include "Chinese New Literati, 2019. Touring exhibition at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre; Shanghai DaNing Library; and The Izmir International Fair, Turkey". Some selected group exhibitions include "Machine Learning for Creativity. AI Art Gallery, Vancouver (2019), Montreal (2018), Canada", "Computer Vision for Fashion, Art & Design, 2019. Computer Vision Art Gallery, Seoul, Korean", "Dialog: a bit more AI, 2018. Fouhaus+, Shanghai", "ShanshuiDaDA, 2018. Yeah!Nah Gallery, Shanghai".

Aven has been teaching AI Arts, Computer Arts and Interactive Media Arts in various institutions. He recently joint XJTLU Design School as an Assistant Professor with a focus on creative AI and interactive media. Prior to that, he teaches AI Arts and Interactive Machine Learning at NYU Shanghai and Computer Arts courses at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Prior that, he taught New Media and Design major at WPP school, and was a resident research fellow at NYU Shanghai.

Experiences Linkedin

Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Instructor. XJTLU, NYU Shanghai& etc. 2014 - Present. More

Director & Founder. artMachines, Shanghai. 2019 - Present.

Intel Software Innovator, Intel Innovator Program, 2019 - Present.

Artist works with emerging technology. Shanghai. 2014 - Present.


Resident Research Fellow, Interactive Media Arts, NYU Shanghai.

🎨 Emerging Technologies for Creative Practices. 2015 - 2019.

M.S. Multimedia Telecommunication, University of Liverpool.

🎨 Thesis: ShanshuiDaDA: An Interactive, Generative System towards Chinese Shanshui Painting. 2017-2018.

B.Arch. Architecture, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

🎨 Thesis: Super Mega Housing for Students of UTS. 2009 - 2014.

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