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Founded in 2016 in Switzerland, Kate Vass Galerie is a contemporary art gallery working closely with curators and leading art critics to present works by international established, mid-career, and emerging artists focusing on photography and new technologies. The gallery’s program emphases on digital, generative, and new media art forms.


KVG Virtual Artist Studio: Sofia Crespo

“Our first video from our new series as KVG Virtual Artist Studio visits! Short films are created out of desire to give a sneak pick of how the artists work and talk about their practices.

Sofia Crespo is our first artist, inviting us on an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ video tour of her studio! 

Can we use new technologies to dream up biodiversities that do not exist?’ - Sofia is a generative artist working with neural networks and machine learning with a huge interest in biology-inspired technologies. One of her main focuses is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself and evolve, this implying the idea that technologies are a biased product of the organic life that created them and not a completely separated object. On the side, she is also hugely concerned with the dynamic change in the role of the artists working with machine learning techniques.

Sofia is guiding us through a little journey where you can get the amazing opportunity to see where and how she produces her work, with a special focus on her latest series Artificial Remnants developed together with artist Dark Fractures and ‘Chromatophores’ created with engineer Andrew Pouliot:

The pigment-bearing organs, or chromatophores, that enable many cephalopods to change the colouring and patterns of their skin in order to camouflage themselves are thought not merely to increase the odds of survival, but also be a means of communication. These works are communicative meditation wherein the generative output of an aquatically trained neural network is interacted with, and gently manipulated, so as to create a (bio)mimicry of multiple cells acting in concert to convey tonality, atmosphere and accentuation.”

Selected works from Chromatophores, Artificial Remnants and Neural Zoo projects are available for sale exclusively at Kate Vass Galerie store as unique works digitally and on the blockchain.