CV

Born 1966. Lives and works in London.

Solo Shows

2019
CKRBT, Watermans Gallery, London, UK
INSULAE (Of the Island), The Barbican, UK
2018
The Seeker, Digital Design showcase, The V&A Museum, UK
2016
Backdoored.io, Bank Gallery, The Cass School of Art & Architecture, London, UK
2014
Museum of the Shared Now, London Metropolitan University, London, UK
SLURP!, London Canal Museum, London, UK

Group Shows

2019
Open Codes, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China (upcoming)
CYFEST-12, St Petersberg (upcoming)
Don’t Be Evil, Printemps Numérique, Brussels, Belgium
Living with the Internet of Things, Tate Modern, UK
Paralogical Machines, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open Codes 2, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
2018
AI Art Gallery, NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design
Creative Machine 2,
Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Uncommon Natures,
Brighton Digital Festival, UK
Artificially Intelligent
, V&A Museum, London, UK
Open Codes 2, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
2017
humansbeingdigital, The Lowry, Manchester
Digital Weekender, Watermans, London
Instructions for Humans,
 BOM, Birmingham
TERMINAL>_, Avalanche Lounge, London
2016
Fuzz, Project Space Wapping, London
The Internet Yami-Ichi
, Tate Modern, London
Splitting the Beam, Project Space Wapping, London
2015
Toys (Are Us), Crypt Gallery, London
Bow Arts Open 2015, STRUCTURE TEXTURE FUTURE, Nunnery Gallery, London
Candid Spring Salon, Islington, London
2014
30 Years of the Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2013
Thought Atlas, The Cass MA Show ‘13, Spring House, London
M-INT, The Cass Gallery, London
The strange impression of seeing things for the first time, Mile End Art Pavilion, London

Reviews & editorial

2019

Nye Thompson – interview: ‘The bots are actually the primary audience for the show’ , Studio International
INSULAE by Nye Thompson , Lumen Art Projects
Group exhibition ‘Paralogical Machines’ engages with new media and experimental art, Star2.com

2018
Beyond the Machine: Artificially Intelligent , Medium
Insecurity Cameras: Nye Thompson, Surveillance Art and the Making of Modern Anxiety , Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University London
Sniff the apocalypse: An art show with perfume for the end times , New Scientist

2017
Vídeovigilancia vulnerable: la obra de Nye Thompson Número 41, Asociación Aragonesa de Críticos de Arte
On Nye Thompson’s Backdoored, Accessibility and Anxiety DesignSpark

2016
Backdoored: An interview with Nye Thompson , Furtherfield
Who is watching you? , CNN
Art exhibition sparks global privacy debate , London Metropolitan University
Are you being watched? , Wired
“Immaterial Aesthetics – The Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market)” Modern Weekly China , – PDF 72Kb
Edward Snowdomes and edible internet cookies: welcome to Yami-ichi , The Guardian
Backdoored. / Nye Thompson / Surveillance, intimacy and the net

2015
Art Monthly, Manchester Art Round-Up: Bob Dickinson features 30 Years of the Future

2014
Tom Emery reviews 30 Years of the Future for Corridor8

TV & radio

The Art of Now: Surveillance BBC Radio 4
BBC Click: Defcon episode BBC

Writing

The Seeker Artificially Intelligent
The Seeker: Reverse engineering the machine gaze V&A Blog
Domestic (in)security unthinking.photography, The Photographers Gallery

Awards & public commissions

Barbican/Lumen Art Projects Commission for Sky Arts 50
Lumen Prize 2018 finalist
Artist Award Islington Exhibits 2014

Panels & talks

2019
‘out of the air’: Women, Creativity and Intelligence Work, Bletchley Park
Trajectories Symposium, Watermans
2018
Disobedient AI; Alternative strategies for reclaiming future technologies, Random Strings Festival Symposium
The Messy Edge, Brighton Digital Festival
Trajectories Symposium, Watermans
How intimate is your data? The Lowry
2017
Instructions4Humans, APHE Conference
Nowhere to Run?: The Thriller in the Digital Age, BFI Southbank
2016
Backdoored, Nunnery Gallery

Collections

UK and international private collections

Education

2011 – 2013 MA Fine Art by Practice (Distinction), The Cass School of Art & Architecture, London Metropolitan University

1986 – 1989 BA Hons Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London

1985 – 1986 Art Foundation, Carmarthen Art College