Anna Ridler



geboren / born 1985 in London
lebt und arbeitet in / lives and works in London


2015-2017 MA, Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art, London
2004-2007 BA, English Literature and Language, Oxford University, Oxford


Delfina Foundation Art, Science and Technology Fellowship (sponsored by Gaia Art Foundation)
Edinburgh University/Ars Electronica AI Fellowship

Google Artists + Machine Intelligence (AMI) Fellowship
Beazley Designs of the Year awards nominee
Honorary Mention in in the Pris Ars Electronica category,  ‘AI and Life Art’
UAL Creative Computing Institute Fellowship

EMAP Fellow
DARE Prize for Radical Interdisciplinary Research, University of Leeds
Adobe Award for Best Creative use of Technology at European Conference for Computer Vision


Time Within Time, Nagel Draxler Crypto Kiosk, Berlin, Germany
Circadian Bloom, LED Screen at ZKM Kubus, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Circadian Nocturne, Time Square , NY, USA

Laws of Order and Form, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
The Abstraction of Nature, Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cryptobloom, A+T Espacio de Fundación Telefónica, Mexico City, Mexico
Dreaming, Automated, Robert L. Ringel Gallery Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Traces of Things, Blitz Gallery, Valletta, Malta


Artissima Art Fair, Booth Galerie Nagel Draxler, Turin. 
Forever Flowers
, Giverny, France
Ars Electronica Export, European Union Patent Office, Munich, Germany
Crypto, Art and Climate, National Library of Latvia, Latvia
Alt+1000 Festival, Vallée de La Brévine, Le Locle, Switzerland
The Power of Plants, Being Art Museum, Shanghai
Expect The Unexpected, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
New FuTure, Moco Museum, Amsterdam
Lighten Up! On Biology and Time, EPFL Pavilions, Lausanne, Switzerland
Forever Flowers, Kunsthalle München, Germany
One Story Is Not Enough, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India
Nagel Draxler booth at Art Singapore, Singapore

Digital Serendipity, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey
Booth Galerie Nagel Draxler, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
DYOR (Do Your Own Research), Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
Kate Vass Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
In Search of The Present
, Espoo Museum of Modern Art
STARTS4Water, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
Kinetismus– 100 Years of Art and Electricity, Kunsthalle Praha, Prague
Web3 Aesthetics: In the Future Post-Hype of the NFTs, Anna Kultys Gallery, London, UK Natively Digital 1.3: Generative Art, Sotheby’s, New York, USA
House of Mirrors: Artificial Intelligence as Phantasm, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany
Flora, Kalyon Kültür, Istanbul, Turkey

"You and AI: Through the Algorithmic Lens", Onnassis, Athens, Greece
(un)Holy Light Festival, Leuven, Belgium
"BioMedia" ZKM, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
New Elements, The New State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia,
Infrastructure, soft, hard, visible, invisible, The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough, UK
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kasseler Kunstverein
Bias, Science Gallery Dublin, Ireland
Contingent Systems, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Ontario, Canada
Artificial Intelligence - AI, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
AI: More than Human, Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural, Madrid, Spain
New World Disorder, Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle, Germany
Proof of Art, Francisco Carolinum, Linz, Austria
You and AI: Through the Algorithmic Lens, Pedion tou Areos Park, Athens, Greece
Rediscovering Salford, Salford Museum & Art Gallery & RHS Garden Bridgewater
AI: More than Human, World Museum, Liverpool, UK
Crypto Kiosk, Booth Galerie Nagel Draxler, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Breadcrumbs: Art in the Age of NFTism, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne, Germany
Cairotronica, Cairo, Egypt
True/False, The Pavilion, Namur, Belgium
Staying With Trouble, AIR.ITMO, St Petersburg Russia
The New Real, online through Edinburgh University
VisionarIAs, Etopia Centre for Art and Technology, Zaragoza, Spain

AI: More than Human, Oct Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
Future Life, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
Ars Electronica, Linz -  AI Lab Exhibition//Kepler’s Gardens, Linz, Austria
Art Souterrain 2020, Montreal, Canada
Mutations Créations: Neurones, intelligences simulées, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 
The Imagination of Time, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
GANland, DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Peer to Peer, Shanghai Centre of Photography, Shanghai, China
AI: More than Human,  Groninger Forum, Groningen, Netherlands
Deux Ex Machina, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Asturias 
Network Effects and Online Imaginaries, M-Cult, Helsinki
Mind the Deep: Artificial Intelligence and Artistic Creation, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
40 Years of Humanizing Technology,  Design Society Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
Peer to Peer, OpenEye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Stadstriënnale Hasselt Genk 5, Genk, Belgium
Beazley Design of the Year, Design Museum, London, UK
Imagining Our Digital Futures, MUTEK, Montreal, Canada
Future of Today, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
City of Participatory Visions, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, China
Artificial Creators, Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
AI: More than Human, Barbican, London, UK
Entangled Realities, HEK Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Artistic Intelligence, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Forging the Gods, Transfer Gallery, New York, USA
New Technologies, New Visions, Geffen Contemporary Museum of Contemporary Art, LosAngeles
Screen Shots: Desire and Automated Image, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark 

Error: The Art of Imperfection, Ars Electronica Export, Berlin, Germany
AGENCY, Nome Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Post Truth: Algorithmic Superstructures, Impakt, Utrecht, Netherlands
The Line Up: The Power of Drawing, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
Error Fake Failure, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Artificially Intelligent Display, V&A Museum, London, UK
Gradient Descent, Nature Morte, New Delhi,
Measures of Life, Humber Street Gallery, Hull
Trajectories, Watermans Arts Centre, London, UK

Between AI and Nature, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Machine Fictions, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge, UK
Alternate Realities, Sheffield Documentary Festival, Sheffield, UK


Into the Forest, BBC Late Junction
Nature’s Nickelodeons, Sheffield Doc Fest
Drawing with Sound, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf

Speaking in Tongues, IRCAM, Centre Pompidou



Surfing with Satoshi, Art Blockchain and NFT, Domenico Quaranta, Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art Ljubljana

Proof of Art, Alfred Weidinger/ OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH
Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning human dreams, Yasemin Keskintepe and Anke Woschech/ Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Desden
Art in the age of machine leaning, Sofian Audry, The MIT Press
Brownbook No. 53, Antenne Books
Future now 2022, Aesthetica

Neurones, Les intelligences Simules, Editions Centre Pompidou

Cyberarts, Prix Ars Electronica
Entangled Realities, Living with Artificial Intelligence, Haus der Elektronischen Künste, Merian Verlag
Artistic Intelligence, Digital Archives, Digital Conditions, Kunstverein Hannover
AI: More than Human, Barbican Centre


On Decentralized Clocks: Anna Ridler in Conversation, Charlotte Kent, Zora Zine, Septempber 1, 2022
Time on the Blockchain, Charlotte Kent, Right Click Save, September 1, 2022
In Search of Generative Art History, Right Click Safe, July 27, 2022

GANs and NFTs, Brian Droitcour, Art in America, May 28, 2021
Fleurs et... Bitcoins. Les Tulipes d'Anna Ridler, Art Press, March 1, 2021

Wenn Algorithmen Bilder malen, Carola Padtberg, Der Spiegel 44/2020, November 4, 2020
The Q Art Conversations: Anna Ridler, Quintessentially, May 29, 2020
Tulip Mania and the Stock Market, Jonathan Maas, VPRO, April 22, 2020
Artificial Abstraction and the Poetics of Machine Learning: The Role of AI in the Art of Anna Ridler and Roman Lipski, Alex Estorick, Luba Elliott, Flash Art, March 18, 2020.
Anna Ridler offers a bitesize lesson in what machine learning actually is, It's Nice That, January 17, 2020

De lo digital a lo real. Anna Ridler, Manuel Guerrero, August 28, 2019
A British Artist Gathered 10.000 Tulips to Show AI Is Beautiful, Siobhan Wagner, August 13, 2019
Anna Ridler uses AI to turn 10.000 Tulips into a Video Controlled by Bitcoin, Ruby Boddington, It's Nice That, June 28, 2019
17th-Century Tulip Mania is alive and well - on the blockchain, Kesley Campbell-Dollaghanm Fast Company June 27, 2019
Collector zaphodok on NFTs: 'I literally killed a flower by looking at it', Orica, 2019
Digitales Tulpenfieber, Usula ScheerFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. May 20, 2019
Editor's Pick: ‘Bloemenveilling‘ by Anna Ridler and David Pfau, CLOT magazine, April 30, 2019
Artificial Intelligence: the art world's weird and wonderful new medium, Financial Times, March 21, 2019
Using AI to Produce "Impossible" Tulips, Elaine Ayers, Hyperallergic, March 1, 2019
A philosopher argues that an AI can't be an artist, Sean Dorrance Kelly, February 21, 2019

Has Artificial Intelligence Brought Us the Next Great Art Movement? Here Are 9 Pioneering Artists Who Are Exploring AI's Creative Potential, Naomi Rea, Artnet, November 6, 2018
This AI dreams in Tulips, Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, Fast Company, September 17, 2018
'Gradient Descent': when Artificial Intelligence meets art, Dviya Kala Bhavani, The Hindu, August 13, 2018

Life Drawing And Machine Learning: An Interview with Artist Anna Ridler, Thomas Mc Mullan, August 14, 2017