Dr Kirell Benzi

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I travel the world to give lectures about artificial intelligence, big data, and data visualization with a creative twist in order to inspire, educate and entertain technical or business audiences (50-3000 people).

I’ve created a new way of presenting content as a visual and interactive experience where the audience’s choices determine the outcome of the presentation.

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Data Art Talk Testimonials - Kirell Benzi


AI Governance Forum 2020

AI governance forum 2020

Focusing on the latest works in artificial intelligence for artists.


US Data Art Tour: Cornell

Cornell - Kirell Benzi

Gave an interactive presentation at Cornell Tech in New York.


US Data Art Tour: Princeton

Princeton - Kirell Benzi

Data art and data viz as a way to explore computer vision datasets.


US Data Art Tour: UC San Diego

UC San Diego - Kirell Benzi

Presentation to the Computer Graphics group led by Prof Manmohan Chandraker.


US Data Art Tour: UC Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA - Kirell Benzi

Data Art lecture to a very active crowd of students and faculty members.


US Data Art Tour: UC Irvine

UCI Illuminations - Kirell Benzi

Gave a talk as part of the UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts and Culture Initiative


US Data Art Tour: Stanford

Kirell Benzi at Stanford

Presentation of my work to the Stanford Computer Vision Lab led by Prof. Fei-Fei Li.


US Data Art Tour: Specifica and Pebble Labs

Specifica data art - Kirell Benzi

Interesting audience with world-famous scientists on antibodies and bioinformatics.


US Data Art Tour: Santa Fe Institute

Santa Fe Institute

One of the most beautiful research institute in the world. The podcast of the talk can also be found on Apple Music, Spotify and Google Play.


US Data Art Tour: Los Alamos

Los Alamos Kirell Benzi

Presentation at the famous US research center. Very secured facility (no pictures allowed).


Keynote Design Arts and Media – Sorbonne, Paris

Sorbonne Paris Wikipedia

Keynote on the general theme: “Should we be scared of robots?”


National Swiss Radio interview

La création au temps du numérique

I was fortunate to discuss (in French) on Data Art and my Jazz Luminaries experience.

You can listen to the full panel discussion here.


Data Natives 2019

Data Natives 2019

Keynote speaker on the IMPACT track.  This track hosts the innovators whose focus is shaping a more inclusive, sustainable and brighter future.

Panelist on Open Data & API for the Museums.


EU Data Viz 2019

EU Data Viz 2019

Thematic session: Designing beautiful data visualizations


DevFest Nantes 2019

DevFest Nantes - Kirell Benzi

Keynote speaker in the Palais des Congrès, Nantes, France.


Aloha College STEAM-B conference

STEAM-B conference

Opening keynote speaker.


Digit’all ART event

Digit'all Art

Showcasing my latest data artworks.


CapDigital – new artistic jobs

Data artiste Kirell Benzi Silencio

Presentation of my job, data artist, at the Silencio club in Paris.


AW de la Com

AW de la Com 2019

Presentation of two data artworks under the label: Digital’Art, an event agency created by Julie Dauginon.


AI Night, Powered by PechaKucha – HeK Basel

AI Night, Powered by PechaKucha, 24.05.19. Photo: House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK)

I presented the topic: “Data visualization for AI” in 20 slides in the House of Electronic Arts in Basel.

More info here



Pint of Science – Lausanne

Pint of Science - Lausanne

Pint of Science brings scientists to discuss their latest research with you.
During May 20-22 2019, thousands of researchers across 400 cities and 24 countries shared their discoveries with the public in their local pub, bar or cafe.


Visualizing Knowledge – VK 19

Visualizing Knowledge - Kirell

Keynote speaker at Aalto university near Helsinki. “Visualizing Knowledge brings together a diverse group of practitioners to discuss data visualization from multiple perspectives.”


Data visualization & design

Data visualization meetup Helsinki

Presentation of several use cases of data viz and data art. The data viz and design community is vibrant in Scandinavia.



Ekino day

Data art @ ekino

I presented my ongoing data art and visualization work on the Havas Group. More info in the coming weeks.


Micro Macro Meso

Micro Macro Meso workshop

Creating artworks from data?

Very interesting workshop mixing art, science, and design.



Exhibition S.Callipyge, Cordes-sur-Ciel

Expo S Callipyge

900 years…

This is the time difference between the construction techniques used to build the medieval city of Cordes-sur-Ciel, France and those created for this exhibition. Artworks are to be discovered until the 30th of August.


Podcast: Using Data Science to Generate Positive Emotions @DataTalk


Exhibition DATALOVERS, Brazil

DATALOVERS exhibition Porto Alegre

Organized by CAPPRA, the exhibition started in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It will then move to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro by the end of the year.


TEDx Annecy

Kirell Benzi TedX

Keynote speaker. Theme: The Culture of Tomorrow. I presented my artistic approach with a talk entitled: Data art (L’art des données) in Annecy, France.




Inspiring technologies that can create opportunities for business. Workshop organized by EPFL and IMD business school. I presented the latest data visualization techniques to several groups of executives coming from 16 countries.


MAD session finale

mad session 2017

Finalist of the 2017 MAD session @ Palais des Congrès, Paris.


EPFL Alumni Gala

kirell benzi exposition

Exhibition in the SwissTech Convention Center.


Creating artworks from scientific data?

Creating artworks from scientific data?

Even if it may seem unnatural at first, the combination of art and science is gaining momentum in the research community. In this talk, I explained why data art is a formidable support for scientific communication by showing how I went from raw data mining to the final creative representation…


Swiss Data day


Keynote speaker on Data art, its definition, some examples and its value for companies.


World Conference of Science Journalists

World Conference of Science Journalists

Member of the Swiss delegation for the Alpine bid in San Francisco.


Magistrale, EPFL

Data conference

Artwork presentation for the graduation ceremony in front of 3000 people at the SwissTech convention center.


RTS interview

RTS interview

Interview on the Swiss national radio by Sarah Dirren: Une rencontre biologique entre science et art.  Presentation of the artwork Natural Heritage.


Workshop Montreux Jazz Festival

Data Montreux Jazz festival

Data art in practice with the Montreux Jazz Festival archive. Opening workshop!


Talk @ Ferme des Tilleuls

Natural Heritage data viz
Big data, science, and art: how to reconcile them. Vulgarisation speech.

Conference: eCom

salon e-commerce

Data – The virtuous circle: analysis, predictive modeling, and creativity.