Born 1966. Lives and works in London.

Solo Shows

2020 – UNINVITED, ElectroPutere Gallery, Craiova (RO) – upcoming
2020 – Love Machines, Furtherfield Gallery (and online), London (UK) – upcoming
2020 – /artefact, The Lowry, Salford (UK) upcoming
2019 –CKRBT, Watermans Gallery, London (UK)
2019 –INSULAE (Of the Island), The Barbican (UK)
2018 –The Seeker, Digital Design showcase, The V&A Museum (UK)
2016 –, Bank Gallery, London (UK)
2014 – Museum of the Shared Now, London Metropolitan University, London (UK)
2014 – SLURP!, London Canal Museum, London (UK)

Group Shows

2020 – CADAF Contemporary and Digital Art Fair, Paris/Online (FR)- upcoming
2020 – Visions in the Nunnery, London (UK) – upcoming
2020 – London Art Fair, London (UK)
2019 – CYFEST-12, St Petersberg (RU)
2019 Desire Lines, Brighton Digital Festival (UK)
2019 – Bow Open Show, London (UK)
2019 – Ars Electronica 2019, Linz (AT)
2019 – Open Codes, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai (CN)
2019 – Don’t Be Evil, Printemps Numérique, Brussels (BE)
2019 – Living with the Internet of Things, Tate Modern (UK)
2019 – Paralogical Machines, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (ML)
2019 – Open Codes 2, ZKM Karlsruhe (DE)
2018 – AI Art Gallery, NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design
2018 – Creative Machine 2, Goldsmiths University of London (UK)
2018 Uncommon Natures, Brighton Digital Festival (UK)
2018 – Artificially Intelligent, V&A Museum, London (UK)
2018 – Open Codes 2, ZKM Karlsruhe (DE)
2017 – humansbeingdigital, The Lowry, Manchester (UK)
2017 – Digital Weekender, Watermans, London (UK)
2017 Instructions for Humans, BOM, Birmingham (UK)TERMINAL>_, Avalanche Lounge, London (UK)
2016 – Fuzz, Project Space Wapping, London (UK)
2016 The Internet Yami-Ichi, Tate Modern, London (UK)
2016 – Splitting the Beam, Project Space Wapping, London (UK)
2015 – Toys (Are Us), Crypt Gallery, London (UK)
2015 – Bow Arts Open 2015, STRUCTURE TEXTURE FUTURE, Nunnery Gallery, London (UK)
2015 – Candid Spring Salon, Islington, London (UK)
2014 – 30 Years of the Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (UK)
2013 – Thought Atlas, The Cass MA Show ‘13, Spring House, London (UK)
2013 – M-INT, The Cass Gallery, London (UK)
2013 – The strange impression of seeing things for the first time, Mile End Art Pavilion, London (UK)

Reviews & Editorial

NYE THOMPSON, affectivity of the artificially intelligent entity, CLOT
These Are the Art Stars Who Should Be on Your Radar, ELEPHANT
The Seeker, Demiurge or spy?, Neural
Nye Thompson – interview: ‘The bots are actually the primary audience for the show’ , Studio International
INSULAE [Of the Island] by Nye Thompson, Sky Arts 50
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
Privacy Commissioner Expresses Concern on the Featuring Images Captured from Unsecure Webcams in Hong Kong Used in a UK Art Exhibition, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong
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
Futuristic community museum a success at London Met

TV & Radio

The Art of Now: Surveillance BBC Radio 4
The strange tale of a webcam artist, Channel 4 News
BBC Click: Defcon episode


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

Awards, Residencies & Commissions

UCL artist research commission 2020
Arts Council England Projects Grant award for UNINVITED 2020
Commission to develop a new work /artefact for The Lowry’s Week 53 Festival 2020
Rapoport Award for Women in Art & Technology 2019 shortlist
Lumen Prize 2019 finalist
ElectoPutere AIR 2019 Artist Residency (RO)
Barbican/Lumen Art Projects Commission for Sky Arts 50 (UK)
Arts Council England Projects Grant award for CKRBT 2019
Lumen Prize 2018 finalist
British Council & Arts Council England Artists International Development Fund award 2018
Arts Council England Grant for the Arts award for initial development of The Seeker 2017
Artist Award Islington Exhibits 2014 (UK)

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


V&A Museum, 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