Nye Thompson (UK)
Nye Thompson is an artist turned software designer turned artist again. Born in 1966 she studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, before moving into software design with the emergence of web technologies.
She now creates data-generating artist software systems to explore the impact of new technology paradigms. She has exhibited around UK and Europe, including Tate Modern, The V&A, ZKM Karlsruhe and The Lowry. Her first solo show Backdoored.io became global clickbait and triggered a complaint by a major government. Her work has been featured on BBC, C4 News, CNN, the Guardian and Wired, and was guest presenter on BBC Radio 4’s programme ‘The Art of Now: Surveillance’. She was recently longlisted for the Lumen Prize 2018. Nye lives and works in London.