LiveTalk: Before & After: Artists with Generative AI
A Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator in-person LiveTalk
6:30PM Monday 13 November 2023
As Generative AI reshapes how we see the world and ourselves, we invite you to join four creative practitioners: Ariel Baron-Robbins, Kevin Beovides Casas, Cha, and Marcello Ertorteguy who discuss and show the diverse effects of Generative AI on their creative practices. Moderated by RA+DI Research Associate Dimitry Saïd Chamy.
“From the written word to the stroke of a digital brush, and the harmonies of synthesized soundscapes, Generative AI is revolutionizing the canvas of creative practitioners. Join us as we explore the transformative before and after—how AI, like ChatGPT, DALL-E, and beyond, is augmenting, shaping, and challenging the practices of creatives—in their own words, I swear.”
About our Speakers
Ariel Baron-Robbins has been working as an artist and educator for nearly 20 years. She holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies and is a Visiting Professor of Animation at Florida International University.
She works closely with The MUD Foundation and Lynn University, where she serves as Curator-in-Residence, to extend her engagement with the art community. Loop Art Critique, her latest project, embodies her ongoing commitment to creating accessible spaces for digital media artists to engage in meaningful critique and dialogue. Ariel resides in both Miami and New York City.
Kevin Beovides Casas
Kevin Beovides Casas is a digital creator who has taught at the University of Arts of Cuba (ISA), the University of Havana, and Miami Dade College and participated as a speaker in events like “Beyond the Hyphen. Approaching a Post Geographic Cuba” and the Permanent Seminar of the IGCAAV at Universidad de Guadalajara in 2017. His research appeared in the book “Perspectives of Digital Art” (Mexico, 2020) and his exhibitions include shows like “Ojalá!” (Zeitgenössische Kubanische Kunst, Berlin, 2015) and “Hope” (ESMoA, Los Angeles, 2017 ). Casas founded the new media art project El Diletante Digital (2006 – 2011), which showcases the work of more than twenty Cuban artists ranging from Net.Art to electronic poetry.
“I have ventured into visual arts and literature from an interdisciplinary perspective. My artistic interests are linked to the new technologies and especially focused on the unconcealment of their communicational logic.”
cha is an innovative mathematical thinker, intermedia sculptor working with intelligent agents in the area of personal computing.
Marcelo Ertorteguy teaches at the Florida International University School of Architecture. He also oversees the operations of the Fabrication Lab and is progressing in his studies as a doctoral candidate within the DDES program at FIU. Marcelo earned his undergraduate degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela’s School of Architecture. Subsequently, he completed his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University’s GSAPP. During his studies at Columbia, he was distinguished with both the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize and the Honor Award for Excellence in Design.
In New York, he joined Grimshaw Architects, where he worked on public transit projects including the Vaughan Metropolitan Center Station of the Spadina subway extension in Toronto, and the intermodal Fordham Plaza reconstruction in the Bronx, NY. Additionally, Marcelo served as an associate with LOT-EK Architecture & Design, where he was instrumental in upscaling standard ISO shipping containers into innovative and sophisticated projects, such as the Qyun Mountain Camp in China.
Concurrent with his architectural pursuits, he co-founded the studio STEREOTANK with his partner Sara Valente. This studio is dedicated to the exploration and creation of public art installations, hybrid objects, and instruments, often using repurposed materials and prefab systems. STEREOTANK has participated in urban art festivals and public art programs internationally working with organizations such as Oolite Arts in Miami, The NYC Department of Transportation, The Architectural League of New York, the Times Square Alliance, Kobe Biennale in Japan, among others.
Dimitry Saïd Chamy is a transdisciplinary artist, designer, and cultural producer. Working from a queer, mixed Haïtian-Lebanese immigrant perspective, he explores speculative futures, generative systems, and collaborative world-building through participatory co-creation and collective storytelling.
An Oolite Arts Creator Award recipient, Chamy has exhibited from Miami to Beijing, including Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, and Locust Projects where he was also a resident teaching artist in 2023. In 2022, he produced and co-curated The BluPrnt Show, with 395 artists spanning 120+ years of Miami art history covered by The New York Times. His work is currently on view at the Lowe Art Museum in Banned: An Interactive Lucy St. Project curated by Chris Friday.
Chamy holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and is a Research Associate Professor and founding faculty at the Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator at Florida International University.