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Profile: Nye Thompson


Nye Thompson (UK) is an artist turned software designer turned artist. She is known for her experimental software architectures exploring network-embedded power dynamics and machinic visions of the world. In 2016 her first solo show – described by C4 News as “too shocking to broadcast” – became global clickbait and triggered an international government complaint. Since then, Thompson has exhibited around the UK, and internationally, including Tate Modern, The Barbican, The Lowry, The V&A, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica and The Louvre. Thompson was the recipient of the Lumen Prize Gold Award 2021 for her short film UNINVITED, made in collaboration with UBERMORGEN. She has been called “the new Big Brother” (Vogue) and “a contemporary Jacques Cousteau” (Bob & Roberta Smith). Her work is included in the V&A Museum National Collection, as well as international and UK private collections. 

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