Data Pitch, the EU-funded open innovation programme, has appointed an artist-in-residence, Moscow and Berlin-based Egor Kraft.

The partnership came about via the STARTS Residency programme, where artists work with organisations to produce an original artwork which represents their approach to technology.

Data Pitch aims to create an infrastructure for organisations owning data to be able to share it safely and facilitate partnerships with entrepreneurs to develop new business ideas. The team wanted to appoint an artist to bring the concept of data-driven innovation to a wider audience through the medium of the arts, helping to ‘entertain as well as inform’ with data.

Artist-in-residence Egor will be working on a project which looks into the possibilities of AI to reconstruct and generate lost antique Greek and Roman friezes and sculptures using algorithms. You can follow the project here.