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Lisa Bensel

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Freiburg im Breisgau


Lisa Bensel is a curator and researcher working at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab as a research associate since the end of 2018, following her employment as an assistant curator at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. She previously was engaged as an independent curator and art manager working together with institutions and festivals like the Havana Biennale, the Marrakech Biennale, new talents – biennale cologne, the Ghetto Biennale, the Shanghai Academy of Art, Showroom MAMA, Goethe-Institut Rotterdam; directed the Cologne art space Q18, and initiated numerous independent and often interdisciplinary exhibition projects dealing with globalization, urbanization, artistic production, media history or social criticism. She obtained a BA in Fine Arts at the Dutch AKV St. Joost and a MA in International Art Management at a split degree program based in Cologne (a.o. KHM, HfMT and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf).


AI Activities of the ZKM | Hertz-Lab

The ZKM | Hertz-Lab is a transdisciplinary research and development platform within the Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, operating at the interface of media arts, science and society. The Hertz-Lab focuses on artistic production and media technology research. This presentation gives an insight in the Lab’s AI-related activities. It opens the discussion by linking to their past activities in algorithmic research, presents currently useful applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for artistic projects, exemplified trough ongoing cooperations with artists-in-residence or other research institutions as well as in-house productions, and gives an outlook in the Hertz-Lab’s future actions and topics to shape machine learning and artistic research from inside the art institution.

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