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Rebecca Allen

Artistat Rebecca Allen Studios
Los Angeles,
United States
Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes), Augmented Reality, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Neuroaesthetics, Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Animation, Dance, Choreography, Digital Art, New Media, Fine Arts 2D, Fine Arts 3D, Gender Studies, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Optics, Visual Perception, Performance Art, Theater Studies, Video, Film, Virtual Reality, Visual Culture, Visual Studies, Wearables,Connected self

Rebecca Allen is an internationally recognized artist inspired by the aesthetics of motion, the study of perception and behavior and the potential of advanced technology. Her artwork, which spans over four decades and takes the form of experimental video, large-scale performances, live simulations and virtual and augmented reality art installations, addresses issues of identity, gender and what it means to be human as technology redefines our sense of reality.


With degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rebecca moves fluidly between artist studio and research lab, her early interest in utilizing the computer as an artistic tool led to Allen’s pioneering art involving human motion simulation, artificial life algorithms and other generative techniques for art creation. Collaborators include artists of various disciplines such as Kraftwerk, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Twyla Tharp and Nam June Paik. Allen’s work is exhibited internationally and is part of the permanent collection of Centre Georges Pompidou, Whitney Museum and NY Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) among others. She was founding Chair of the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts where she currently serves as research professor.

Journal Articles:
Special Section: College Art Association Papers

The Emergence Project: The Bush Soul

August 2005