Helena Nikonole

Helena Nikonole, Bird Language (2018-2020). Image courtesy of the artist.


AI in a Context of Art

From Dystopia to Posthuman Perspective


Helena Nikonole (new media artist, independent curator, and educator)



Helena Nikonole’s lecture, entitled “AI in a Context of Art. From Dystopia to Posthuman Perspective” and initially planned for Tuesday, March, 1st, has to be postponed.
— The new date for the lecture is Tuesday, March 15th, from 18:00 to 20:00.



2022 NECS Online Lecture (2/5)

March 15, 2022


The lecture is dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in a context of artistic methods. We will explore three of many possible approaches to Neural Networks in art: aesthetic, dystopian and posthuman. The first approach is focused on aesthetics of Neural Networks. The second one is a critical approach to technology: this approach is focused on ethical issues related to the implementation of AI-based technologies. The third approach presents the potential possibilities of the technology and conducts research from a posthuman perspective.

Helena Nikonole is a new media artist, independent curator, and educator based in Moscow. Interested in hybrid art, bio-semiotics and Artificial Intelligence, she explores the potential possibilities and risks of technology to understand the modern technology- and media-determined world. She presented lectures and workshops in the field of Art & Science and Neural Networks in arts at different institutions including Rodchenko Art School (Moscow), Art Laboratory (Berlin), Mutek Festival (Montreal and Tokyo), ITMO University (Saint-Petersburg) and many others. Her work has appeared in exhibitions and festivals such as “Out of the Box” at Ars Electronica 2019, AI Music Festival, “Persisting Realities” in the frame of CTM Festival (Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany), “Open Codes” ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, «Contagious Algorithms» at Drugo More (Rijeka, Croatia), IAM at GARAGE Museum Moscow, “YouFab Creative Award 2019 Winners Exhibition”, SHIBUYA QWS, Tokyo, Japan etc.  As a curator, she focuses on critical approaches to technology. This includes the exhibition “Learning Machines” which she co-curated together with artist and curator Alexey Shulgin, «Art Code» show (GROUND Solyanka Gallery, Moscow) and “Datasets VS Mindsets: Post-Soviet Explorations of the Digital Control Society” (co-curated together with Olga Vad) at Ars Electronica Festival 2020.



The Lecture will take place on Zoom, on March 15, 2022, at 18:00 CET (www.thetimezoneconverter.com).


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Please address all inquiries to graduates@necs.org