Sofía Crespo


Series Artificial Natural History

Crespo's artistic explorations of simulated life bring the organic into the digital. Her work not only helps viewers imagine what kind of speculative lifeforms might one day populate the metaverse, it also holds a mirror back to the biological world of the here and now, revealing how carbon-based life uses “artificial” mechanisms to simulate itself and evolve. In this process, Crespo gives viewers the permission to find wonder in the algorithmic while deepening appreciation for the organic.


Sofia Crespo is an artist with a focus on artificial life, her practice is driven by a huge interest in biologically-inspired technologies. One of her main focuses is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself and evolve. With an interest in the workings of the human brain, Crespo looks at the similarities between the techniques of AI image formation, and the way that humans express themselves creatively, and cognitively recognize their world.

Her work brings into question the potential of AI in artistic practice and its ability to reshape our understanding of creativity. On the side, she is also hugely concerned with the dynamic change in the role of the artists working with machine learning techniques. She currently works as part of the artistic duo Entangled Others.

Her works have been exhibited around the world both physically and digitally, such as Nvidia's GTC AI Gallery, Ars Electronica Gallery Spaces Garden, MAXXI and many more, she also gave a talk at TED 2022.