Past Exhibitions

a screenshot of an animated video with a verdant forest filled with deer with distorted faces that are melding with grey computer like machines with multi-colored buttons
A digital image of webs of light, tinged with green and pink, entangled across a black background
A staggered grid of images of leaf shards, in varying shades of brownish green, against grey backgrounds
Co-Created: The Artist in the Age of Intelligent Machines

Today, intelligent machines meld into our lives in ways that were unimaginable only a decade ago. From recognizing our faces and interacting via speech to mapping travel routes and delivering news to our feeds, machine-learning algorithms are now our constant, disembodied companions.

Co-Created: The Artist in an Age of Intelligent Machines features eight artist-explorers who use machine learning as an artistic medium. Probing the creative and technological boundaries of learning machines, these artists have been hacking systems, gathering data, and training neural networks long before the emergence of popular “push the button aesthetic” generative A.I. tools such as ChatGPT, DALL·E, Midjourney, or Stable Diffusion.

What does it mean to be an artist? What is the nature of creativity? What is the future of creative practice with these new technologies? Co-Created examines these essential questions and encourages us to consider the evolving relationship between artists and their increasingly capable and collaborative tools


EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Jane Adams, Memo Akten, Minne Atairu, Lapo Frati, Jenn Karson, Mauro Martino, Casey Reas, and Jason Rohrer


Guest Curated by Chris Thompson 

Memo Akten, All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace and Deeper Meditations #1-#6, 2021, video still
Casey Reas, Earthly Delights, 2019, video still
Jenn Karson, Damaged Leaf Data Sample, 2021, digital print



2023 Exhibition Year presented by Mascoma Bank


Co-Created: The Artist in the Age of Intelligent Machines is sponsored in part by the Maslow Family Foundation, HulaGravel & Shea PCUniversity of Vermont, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and the University of Vermont, Office of the Vice President for Research. Hospitality sponsors, Lake Champlain ChocolatesFarrell Distributing, and Prophecy Wines. Media sponsor, Seven Days

Burlington City Arts is supported in part by The Vermont Arts Council & the National Endowment for the Arts.

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