Curriculum Vitae

Jeremiah Johnson / Nullsleep is a computer musician and artist whose work embraces the politics of appropriation, destructive processes, glitches, and the tension between order & chaos. He is currently a resident researcher at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, founder of the 8bitpeoples low-tech art collective, contributing member of the Computers Club Drawing Society, and co-curator of the ongoing Blip Festival event series.


New York University Tisch School of the Arts, MPS New Media & Interactive Design 2008-2010.
Columbia University School of Continuing Education, Computer Music 2006-2007.
Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Science, BS Computer Science 1999-2003.

Selected Exhibitions

Postmasters, New York, NY, Play Station
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, QR/ART
Internet-Cafe Bordeaux, Berlin, Germany, Speed Show: Becoming, Not Being
Eyebeam, New York, NY, Street Show: The Things Between Us
Little Theater, Woodstock, VT, Woodstock Digital Media Festival
PLANETART, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Filtering Failure

Regional Museum Natural Science, Torino, Italy, Smart Mistakes
Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland, SCOPE Basel
Fabio Paris Gallery, Brescia, Italy, Data Spills
319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY, Passage
iMal: Centre for Digital Cultures & Technologies, Brussels, Belgium, PLAYLIST
New York University, New York, NY, ITP Spring Show 2010

LABoral: Centro de Arte y Creación, Gijón, Spain, PLAYLIST
Klein Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Ready>Run
New York University, New York, NY, ITP Spring Show 2009

vertexList, Brooklyn, NY, BITMAP: as good as new

Palazzo Cavour, Torino, Italy, GameScenes

Selected Performances

Eyebeam, New York, NY, Blip Festival 2011
Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX, SXSW
Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY, Signal to Noise

319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY, Dump.FM IRHELL
La Di Da, Melbourne, Australia, Soundbytes 6
Platform4, Aalborg, Denmark, Blip Festival Scandinavia
Koenji High, Tokyo, Japan, Blip Festival Tokyo 2010
Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, Reformat the Planet
ART, Monterrey, Mexico, Emulación Aleatoria
Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA, Collapsed Desires

Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY, Noise Channel
The Hexagon, Baltimore, MD, Disaster Fetish
Saomai, Osaka, Japan, Disaster Fetish
Tüzraktér, Budapest, Hungary, Budapest Micro II
Teatr Polski, Wrocław, Poland, Era New Horizons
Hornstull Strand, Stockholm, Sweden, Flogsta Nattliv

Club DeVille, Austin, TX, Austin Museum of Digital Art Showcase
Hlavne Namestie, Bratislava, Slovakia, T-Com Fiesta
Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel Tour 2008
The Rotunda, Philadelphia, PA, GATE
Prostor Abaton, Prague, Czech Republic, SPERM Festival
Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA, Technology and Art Week

Espace Julien, Marseille, France, Data Airlines Festival
Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy, Festival della Creatività
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, The Videogame Soundtrack of Our Lives
Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY, NIME 2007
Club Asia P, Tokyo, Japan, Lo-Bit Playground 7.0
TRIANGLE, Osaka, Japan, Chipstriker

Mighty, San Francisco, CA, ICR World Tour
Rhiz, Vienna, Austria, ICR World Tour
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, ICR World Tour
Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium, ICR World Tour
Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain, ICR World Tour
Ginglik, London, England, Esoteric
Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY, Craptops vs. Laptops
PaceWildenstein, New York, NY, Breaking and Entering: Art and the Video Game

CEPSUM, Montreal, Canada, Arcadia
Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin Electronic Arts Festival
The Asylum, London, England, Microset
The Tank, New York, NY, Bent Festival 2005
Deitch Projects, New York, NY, Low Level All Stars
Asia Society & Museum, New York, NY, Gamers Night Groove

Lincoln Center, New York, NY, GameEngine 2
Alcazar, Stockholm, Sweden, Microdisko

Publications and Media Coverage

Holmes, Kevin. "Embark on an Interactive Net Art Adventure ..." 2011.

Reformat the Planet 1.5. Dir. Paul Owens. 2 Player Productions, 2009.

Reformat the Planet. Dir. Paul Owens. 2 Player Productions, 2008.

"Inside the Blip Festival." By Zach Fannin. ABC News. 5 Dec. 2007.
Ryzik, Melena. "Making Old Hardware Play New Tunes." The New York Times 28 Nov. 2007: E1.

8 Bit: A Documentary about Art and Videogames. Dir. Marcin Ramocki. MutationEngine, 2006.
Crumsho, Michael. "Mario Speedwagon." The Village Voice 22 Nov. 2006.
Lynch, Casey. "You Got Game!" Alternative Press Nov. 2006: 97-106.
Balkrishna, Anna. "Chip Off The Old Block." XLR8R Nov. 2006: 36.
Reynolds, Simon and Dan Fox. "Music 2005." Frieze Jan.-Feb. 2006: 42-43.
Bittanti, Matteo and Domenico Quaranta. GameScenes. Milan: Johan & Levi, 2006.
Carless, Simon. Gaming Hacks. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 2006.
Crecente, Brian. "Electronic Music Gets Game." 2006.
Johnson, Joel. "8-Bit is Enough." 2006.

Weiner, Jonah. "Air on a Game Boy." The New York Times 24 April 2005.

Casolari, Pierluigi. "Techno Vintage." VOGUE Italia Nov. 2004: 62.
Ballt, Daniele. "NetArtReview." 2004.
Farshi, Olly. "Playful Art." 2004.

McLaren, Malcolm. "8-Bit Punk." WIRED 14 Oct. 2003.
Loftus, Tom. "Play That Funky Music, Game Boy." 1 Oct. 2003.
Day, Adrienne. "The Sound of the City." The Village Voice 3 Sept. 2003.
The Next Big Thing. By Amanda Aroncyk. National Public Radio. 11 May 2003.

Phillips, Amy. "Best of NYC 2002." The Village Voice 2002.