Anna Ridler (UK associate) is an artist interested in systems of knowledge, with a desire to know and to make this process of knowing available. She works with new technologies, exploring how they are created in order to better understand society and the world.

As a UK associate artist during Delfina Foundation’s second season of science_technology_society programme, Anna will conduct research towards her next body of work, due to be shown in Ars Electronica in 2021. This work focuses on AI’s impacts and ecological footprint, exploring deforestation and the politics of climate change, memory and loss.

Anna has exhibited at cultural institutions worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern, the Barbican Centre, Centre Pompidou, HeK Basel, The Photographers’ Gallery, the ZKM Karlsruhe, and Ars Electronica. She has been listed as one of the nine “pioneering artists” exploring AI’s creative potential by Artnet and received an honorary mention in the 2019 Ars Electronica Golden Nica Award for the category AI & Life Art. Anna holds an MA from the Royal College of Art and a BA from Oxford University.

With support from

Gaia Art Foundation


Season 2


Autumn 2020

Artist’s website



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