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Jacqui Kenny 'The Agoraphobic Traveller' 

Jacqui Kenny is a New Zealand artist who currently lives in London.  Kenny began her career in the film industry where she fell in love with visual craft.

She then moved on to co-found a creative company in London called The Rumpus Room, with the aim of harnessing technology to explore new creative processes and forms. They worked with clients and artists such as  Nike, Google, The Tate, Pharrell Wiliams, and The Pet Shop Boys. 

In 2016 she began her own art project called The Agoraphobic Traveller, which you can find on Instagram at @streetview.portraits. The Agoraphobic Traveller is a collection of otherworldly screenshots taken in remote locations in Google Street View.  Initially conceived as an escape from her struggles with anxiety and agoraphobia, Jacqui now has over 135,000 followers on Instagram.

She has done a number of projects supported by Google, including a solo exhibition in Soho, New York and a film of her work was shown on the front page of Google globally for World Mental Health Day.  Her work has been featured in Thames & Hudson's  'A Chronology of Photography' and 'Visual Culture' by MIT Press. Her work has been covered by publications including the The New Yorker, National Geographic and most recently a cover story for Wired Magazine. She has worked with brands such as Google, Louis Vuitton and Lexus and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity. 

As Jacqui moves to the next stage of her work, she has begun to use her expansive curated image archives as data sets to inspire Artificial Intelligence to generate brand new worlds.  Her new project is called Argleton Lane and can be found on Opensea. 

Kenny's work always challenges the idea of ‘who is the creator’?’, and her move into AI has shown how she is positioning curation right at the heart of the creative process.

To see more of her work or to say hello, email  info@theagoraphobictraveller.com or you can find her on  Instagram @streetview.portraits or Twitter @ArgletonLane