Lives and works in London


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

Solo exhibitions & presentations


The Seeker, Digital Design showcase, The V&A, London

2016, Bank Gallery, The Cass School of Art & Architecture, London


Museum of the Shared Now, London Metropolitan University, London
SLURP!, London Canal Museum, London

Selected group exhibitions


Creative Machine 2, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Uncommon Natures,
Brighton Digital Festival, UK
Artificially Intelligent
, V&A Museum, London, UK
Open Codes, 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 (catalogue)
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

Selected reviews

Insecurity Cameras: Nye Thompson, Surveillance Art and the Making of Modern Anxiety Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University London (Feb 2018)
Sniff the apocalypse: An art show with perfume for the end times New Scientist (Jan 2018)
Vídeovigilancia vulnerable: la obra de Nye Thompson Número 41, Asociación Aragonesa de Críticos de Arte (Dec 17)
On Nye Thompson’s Backdoored, Accessibility and Anxiety DesignSpark (Dec 17)
Backdoored: An interview with Nye Thompson Furtherfield (Nov 2016)
Who is watching you? CNN (Aug 2016)
Art exhibition sparks global privacy debate London Metropolitan University (Aug 2016)
Are you being watched? Wired (July 2016)
“Immaterial Aesthetics – The Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market)” by Edward Paginton for Modern Weekly China – PDF 72Kb (June 2016)
Edward Snowdomes and edible internet cookies: welcome to Yami-ichi The Guardian (May 2016)
Backdoored. / Nye Thompson / Surveillance, intimacy and the net (Feb 2016)
Art Monthly, Manchester Art Round-Up: Bob Dickinson features 30 Years of the Future (Feb 2015)
Tom Emery reviews 30 Years of the Future for Corridor8 (Dec 2014)

TV & radio

The Art of Now: Surveillance BBC Radio 4 (Sept 2018)
BBC Click: Defcon episode BBC (Aug 2016)

Selected writing

The Seeker: Reverse engineering the machine gaze V&A Blog (Jan 2018)
Domestic (in)security, The Photographers Gallery (May 2017)


Lumen Prize 2018 shortlist
Artist Award Islington Exhibits 2014


UK and international private collections