Es Devlin

Artist and Designer

About Speaker

Multi-award-winning artist and designer Es Devlin is the Artistic Director for London Design Biennale.  

Devlin practices across the worlds of art, opera, music and technology. She is known for creating large-scale performative sculptures and environments that fuse technology and poetry. Her luminous fluorescent red Please Feed The Lion sculpture roared AI-generated collective poetry to crowds in Trafalgar Square in September 2018 for London Design Festival. The Singing Tree, a collective choral installation at the Victoria and Albert Musuem, merged machine-learning with sound and light in 2017. The 2016 Mirrormaze in Peckham, London, and 2017 ROOM 2022 at Miami Art Basel both explored reflective labyrinthine narratives and geometries.  

She has conceived touring stage sculptures for Beyoncé, U2, The Weeknd, Adele and Kanye West, and collaborated with celebrated theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli on an interpretation of his book The Order of Time, read by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, at BOLD Peckham in 2018.  

Devlin’s work was the subject of a documentary in the Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design, and she has recently been named winner of the much-coveted commission to design the UK Pavilion at Expo Dubai. The PoemPavilion will continue to explore the concept of AI-generated collective poetry first conceived at Serpentine Galleries in 2017. 



18:00 15 September 2020