Anna Ridler


Artist working with self-generated data sets, data training and categorisations, presents her recent work and collaborative practice.


Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher who works with information and data, with interests in drawing, machine learning, data collection, storytelling, and technology. Her work has been shown at a variety of cultural institutions and galleries including the Barbican, HeK Basel, Ars Electronica, Sheffield Documentary Festival, Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence, Tate Modern and the V&A. She was a European Union EMAP fellow and the winner of the 2018-2019 Dare Art Prize. She has been commissioned by Salford University, the Photographers Gallery, Opera North, Live Cinema UK and Impakt Festival to create works. She was listed by Artnet as one of nine “pioneering artists” exploring AI’s creative potential and received an honorary mention in the 2019 Ars Electronica Golden Nica award for the category AI & Life Art. She is currently nominated for a “Design of the Year” award by the Design Museum for her work on datasets and categorisation. She is interested in working with collections of information or data, particularly self-generated data sets, to create new and unusual narratives in a variety of mediums. Anna holds degrees from the Royal College of Art, Oxford University, University of Arts London and has a fellowship at the Creative Computing Institute at UAL.

Links: @annaridler

Date of publication

Mon 21 Oct 2019