Biography [中文版]

AI Artist, Assistant Professor, and Entrepreneur.

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 is now an Assistant Professor in Design School at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and runs the Interactive Experiences Lab as the director, focuses on the research of creative Artificial Intelligence and interactive media. Prior to that, he taught AI Arts and Interactive Machine Learning at NYU Shanghai and Computer Arts courses at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Prior that, he was a resident research fellow at Interactive Media Art Program at NYU Shanghai.

Experiences Linkedin

Assistant Professor, XJTLU. 2020 - .

Director of Interactive Experiences Lab, XJTLU. 2020 - .

Artist & Owner. artMachines Studio, Shanghai. 2019 - .

Instructor, NYU Shanghai. 2019 - 2020.

Research Fellow, NYU Shanghai. 2014 - 2019.

Artist Works with Emerging Media. 2014 - 2019.


M.S. Artificial Intelligence, University of Liverpool.

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

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