Born 1966. Lives and works in London.

Solo Shows

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

Group Shows

Open Codes, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China
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
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
humansbeingdigital, The Lowry, Manchester
Digital Weekender, Watermans, London
Instructions for Humans,
 BOM, Birmingham
TERMINAL>_, Avalanche Lounge, London
Fuzz, Project Space Wapping, London
The Internet Yami-Ichi
, Tate Modern, London
Splitting the Beam, Project Space Wapping, London
Toys (Are Us), Crypt Gallery, London
Bow Arts Open 2015, STRUCTURE TEXTURE FUTURE, Nunnery Gallery, London
Candid Spring Salon, Islington, London
30 Years of the Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
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


The Seeker, Demiurge or spy?, Neural
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,

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

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

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

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

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


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

‘out of the air’: Women, Creativity and Intelligence Work, Bletchley Park
Trajectories Symposium, Watermans
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
Instructions4Humans, APHE Conference
Nowhere to Run?: The Thriller in the Digital Age, BFI Southbank
Backdoored, Nunnery Gallery


UK and international private collections


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