Last weekend we gave a lecture in the beautiful auditorium of the Rijksmuseum, where we discussed the impact of AI on the art world. The theme was not only how AI will change the art world, but also the question of whether an AI system is capable of real creativity and what actually is creativity and, not unimportantly, who owns the work.

Establishing copyrights on computer-generated works is difficult, as current copyright law requires human creativity and originality. An important point may be the 'prompt', as originality and authenticity can be attributed to this element. Without explicit authorship, works generated by AI still fall under the public domain. The more detailed the prompt and the greater the personal input, the greater the chance that the work will ultimately receive copyright protection.

Short prompts often rely heavily on the standards of the image generator used, which can result in additions that are not explicitly specified. This can be fun/beautiful/kind/surprising, but it remains a fluke. Less detailed prompts lead to more variation and less control and less chance of a possible future intellectual property claim. Therefore, a tip: save your prompts carefully!

At Dead End Gallery we take the challenges of creativity a step further by working with AI artists who add an extra dimension to the creative possibilities of AI. These AI artists, each with their unique styles and perspectives, generate works that are not only technically impressive, but also resonate deeply on an artistic level and even may touch your soul!
We have taken up the challenge to show this 'soul'. You can view this during our new exhibition 'An Immaterial Force, Searching for the Soul in AI' where the latest works by flesh-and-blood artists include Arno Coenen, David Vijsma, Rodger Werkhoven, Syzyonekenobi, Dimitry van de Berg, Dimitri van der Werf, Mostafa Heravi and AI artists including Irisa Nova and Jaxon Nash show their latest works. See below!




The Dead End Gallery, the world's first AI gallery, is excited to announce the opening of its latest exhibition:

An Immaterial Force, Searching for the Soul in AI

This exhibition brings together various artists, including Arno Coenen, Rodger Werkhoven, David Vijsma, Mostafa Heravi, Bas Waijers, Dimitry van den Berg, Dimitri van der Werf, Suzyonekenobi, Irisa Nova, Jaxon Nash, Lily Chen, Serenity Rayne and Maxime Dupont.

In an era where the debate about the soul of AI-created art is a daily discourse, the Dead End Gallery sees this exhibition not only as a celebration of this new art form but also as an important step in the evolution of art itself. "An Immaterial Force" serves as a platform for artists to share their vision on whether art, made using AI, can be endowed with a soul.


In putting together this exhibition, "An Immaterial Force, Searching for the Soul in AI", each of the participating artists has delved deep into the essence of what it means to create with, or alongside, artificial intelligence. Their works are not just testimonies of technological prowess but also embody the complex emotional landscapes and philosophical questions they grappled with during the creative process.

Dr. Maarten Lamers, affiliated with Leiden University, will open this exhibition with a speech that will undoubtedly contribute valuable insights to the dialogue on art and AI.


The exhibition also presents 82 answers to the 81 questions posed by artist Ai Weiwei to AI, resulting in a multifaceted and profound dialogue about the creative and ethical boundaries of artificial intelligence in the art world.


The exhibition runs from April 19, 2024, to June 14, 2024. For more information about the exhibition, participating artists, and additional events, visit our website:


Opening and Speech by Dr. Maarten Lamers:

April 19, 2024, from 16:00 hours

Dead End Gallery
Oude Braak 16a
1012PS Amsterdam




KunstRAI - Dead End Gallery

We will be present at the KunstRAI Amsterdam, stand number 32.

From 27 March until 1 April, in the RAI Amsterdam.


During this expo the gallery will be closed.


Expositie 2 Maart t/m 7 april

Expositie 2 Maart t/m 7 april

Ars Intelligentia AI kunst

2 Maart t/m 7 april is werk van diverse artiesten van de Dead End gallery te zien in Artphy (Onstwedde, Groningen).


Geert Mul

Bas Uterwijk

Jeroen van der Most & Peter van der Putten

Dead End Gallery

Kwan Suppaiboonsuk


Gastcurator: Roland van Dierendonck


Kempkebosweg 4

9591VG Onstwedde

T. 06 53236241



Masters Expo

Masters Expo

Masters Magazine

Afgelopen maart opende de allereerste AI-galerie ter wereld. Dead End Gallery, zo genoemd vanwege de ligging aan een doodlopend straatje in hartje Amsterdam, is een initiatief van de ondernemers Paul Bookelman en Constant Brinkman. Met werken die zijn gemaakt door machines en algoritmes, stimuleren zij de discussie over hoe technologie de kunstwereld kan veranderen. “AI slaapt nooit.” (Dutch)




The AI of the beholder

A new art gallery in the Netherlands raises questions about how creative artificial intelligence can become.


Listen to the podcast:


Amalia de la Vega

Tobias Bader - The Cards We Draw (featuring Von Veh)

We are proud to present the second music video by AI artist Amalia de la Vega.


For the video clip of The Cards We Draw (featuring Von Veh), Tobias Bader collaborated with the AI artist Amalia de la Vega.
The song is about loss, and the fact that we don’t have any control over death and the great mystery of life.


See also:


Another fundamental step towards this direction was the opening last March of the first art gallery entirely dedicated to generative art works, the Dead End Gallery in Amsterdam. The (curated) collection features work by pioneering AI artists such as Irisa Nova, Maximilian Hoekstra, Lily Chen and Amani Jones.


Read the full article: (original: Italian)



We are excited that our video Cincinnati - JOHAN by Amalia de la Vega has won three awards at the International Music Video Awards.


Best  Experimental Music Video

Best Europe Music Video

Best First Time Director Music Video






Monday December 4 at 2:00am Dutch time. 
The Dead End Gallery will be a part of CNN’s Nick Watt Investigates “AI and the Future of Humanity” for The Whole Story with Anderson Cooperatively. 



Music Video Awards

Music Video Awards

Music Video Awards

We are excited that our video Cincinnati - JOHAN by Amalia de la Vega has been chosen as finalist for the Music Video Awards. See

Also officially selected for the IMVA, International Music Video Awards. Honorable Mention for Best Music Video and Nominated for Best original Song at the Indie Short Fest.





Europort 2023

#Europort 2023 has opened with a bang! 🎊 The opening summit began with an exciting introduction to the world of AI by an AI-created personality "Luc Laurent" and Constant Brinkman, Co-Founder of Dead End Gallery, the world's first #AI art gallery. This was followed by a panel discussion with our captains of industry, Ilyaz Nasrullah, Digital Strategist & Program Manager, SMASH!, Elpi Petraki, President, WISTA International , Shane McArdle, CEO, Kongsberg Digital and Sander Haas, Head of Business Engineering & Transformation, Samskip, who spoke about how AI will impact the maritime industry, now and in the future ⚓ Sophi Horne, Founder, and Nathan Baker, CTO of Seabird Technologies also discussed how AI is already assisting their business. Thank you to all those who helped us kick off Europort 2023 in style!



Museumnacht Amsterdam


Mark November 4 in your calendar, because during Museum Night, the artists of Dead End Gallery will shine! Their work will be displayed alongside that of other global AI artists on no less than 36 screens at Metrostation Amsterdam Centraal. It’s a visual extravaganza you don’t want to miss!


Featured artists: Arno Coenen, Rodger Werkhoven, Obvious, Matthias Oostrik, Amalia de la Vega, Irisa Nova, David Vijsma, Ilir Kelmendi, Sophia Perez, Maximilian Hoekstra, Kevin OConnell, Kevin Abanto, Synthetic Pink, Rogier Polman, Léon van Kuijk, Amani Jones, Rex Phantom, Jaxon Nash, Aopolis Voronin, Serenity Rayne, Dimitri van der Werf, Steven Schuurman, DD King, Anne Horel, Dimitry van den Berg, Serge Gualini, Emmett Anders, Alessio Lagreca.


Museumnight tickets are sold out unfortunately, but anyone can visit the Metrostation Amsterdam Centraal!


Museumnacht Metrostation Amsterdam Centraal - 04 November 2023 from 19:00 hrs



AI music video

We are very proud to announce the release of a groundbreaking music video created by AI artist Amalia de la Vega in collaboration with the Dutch band JOHAN.

The music video, based on JOHAN's new track 'Cincinnati,' represents a leap forward in the fusion of art and technology. Amalia de la Vega, a rising star in the realm of AI art, has pushed the boundaries of creativity. By analyzing both the lyrics and the music, Amalia de la Vega crafted the visual elements of the video and determined its style, resulting in an immersive and enchanting aesthetic experience that seamlessly complements the melancholic tones of 'Cincinnati.' The outcome is a unique artistic expression that takes the viewer on an unforgettable journey.

Amalia de la Vega, known for her distinctive and vibrant creations, remarks about the project: 'This music video embodies the power of collaboration between art and technology. It has afforded me the opportunity to explore new worlds and bring my artistic vision to life.' Listen to Amalia:

The music video is available at .



Dutch Design Week - Exposition in NatLab

On October 2021, the annual Dutch Design Week kicked off. The NatLab exhibition features 13 works from the Dead End Gallery, including those by artists such as Irisa Nova, Maxime Dupont and Emmet Anders. Would you like to see these works in person? The Dutch Design Week runs until October 29. 



Dutch Design Week Eindhoven - 21/29 Oktober 2023 

NatLab -  Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven