Mobirise

2019
Paris

Benjamin Gaulon is an artist, researcher, educator and cultural producer. He has previously released work under the name "recyclism". His research focuses on the limits and failures of information and communication technologies; planned obsolescence, consumerism and disposable society; ownership and privacy; through the exploration of détournement, hacking and recycling. His projects can be softwares, installations, pieces of hardware, web based projects, interactive works, street art interventions and are, when applicable, open source.

He is currently director of NØ SCHOOL, a non profit organisation whose mission is to support and promote emerging art and design research and practices that address the social and environmental impacts of information and communication technologies, in France and beyond. Co-organiser of NØ SCHOOL NEVERS 2019. And he is the CEO of IoDT the Internet of Dead Things Institute.

He has been associate professor at Parsons Paris, where he was the program director of the MFA Design + Technology and the BFA Art, Media and Technology, program that he has developed and launched in 2013. Before that he was lecturer at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, associate researcher at CTVR / the telecommunications research centre at Trinity College and director of DATA (Dublin Art and Technology Association) in Dublin.


Since 2002  
Artist at Recyclism

Since 2018  
Direcor of NØ SCHOOL 

Since 2018  
CEO of The Internet of Dead Things Institute

2013 - 2018
Assitant Professor of Art, Media & Technology. 
Program director of the BFA Art, Media and Technology and MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons Paris

2012 - 2013
Associate Researcher at CTVR Dublin

2011 - 2018
Member of the Graffiti Research Lab France

2011 - 2013
Director of the Recyclism Hacklab Dublin

2007 - 2013
Director of the Dublin Art and Technology Association

2006 - 2013
Lecturer MFA & BFA of Media Art at NCAD Dublin


Exhibitions - Festivals

Biennale des Arts Numérique Némo: Autonomie Zéro
Cité Internationale des Arts. Nov. to Dec. 2019.
Curated by Gilles Alvarez + Dominique Moulon

Instruments Make Play October 2019
De Perifeer Deventer - The Netherlands

ENCOUNTERED ERROR September 2019
Curated by Manuel Abendroth and Els Vermang LAb[au]
Société d'électricité Brussels - Belgium

Mapping Festival May 2019
paradigm_shift #3 – broken home curated by Carmen Salas
Geneva - Switzerland 

Repair Acts Feb 2019
Arts and Humanities Research Council & University of the West of England - UK

Post-Nature. 2018 Taipei Biennial November 2018
Curated by ET@T + Taipei Fine Art Museum - Taiwan

Biennale de l’Image Tangible December 2018
Plateforme Paris - France

Surveillé·e·s September 2018
Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris - France

Acts of discruption January 2018
The Project Space London - UK

écriture(s) January to December 2017
Seconde Nature - Aix-en-Provence - France

Variations Media Art Fair November 2017
Cité internationale des arts. Paris - France

festival accès)s( Machines Sensibles October 2017
Bel Ordinaire. Pau - France

Cityleaks Festival September 2017
Cologne - Germany

Street Art & Urban Creativity Conference July 2017
Lisboa - Portugal

Ϟℙ∀ℳℳ▁ℙθш€ℜ May 2017
WINCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART WINCHESTER - UK

Ϟℙ∀ℳℳ▁ℙθш€ℜ August 2017
DEFIBRILLATOR GALLERY. TINY GARAGE CHICAGO - USA

Future Artist-Maker Labs June 2017
Media Lab Prado - Madrid - Spain

Future Artist-Maker Labs April 2017
FabLab Limreick - Republic of Ireland

Future Artist-Maker Labs March 2017
Nerve Centre Derry - Nothern Ireland

Ϟℙ∀ℳℳ▁ℙθш€ℜ ReFrag Festival March 2017
Parsons Paris - France

GAMERZ FESTIVAL D. GÉNÉRER November 2016
École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence - France

Nuit Blanche / Monde Souterrains October 2016
École 42 Paris - France

SOCIETE DE SERVICE April 2016
Plateforme Paris - France

Regeneration Movement: Rethinking Technology in the Digital Age March 2016
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts - Taichung

Festilab Frankenstein Media December 2015
Avignon - France

PIKSEL 15: Get a life November 2015
Bergen - Norway

Solo Show: Corrupt.yourself November 2015
UMOCA Salt Lake City - United States

PLUNC Festival September 2015 
Faculdade de Belas-Artes Lisbon - Portugal

ISEA 2015 August 2015
Vancouver - Canada

ARCHÉOLOGIE DES MEDIA June 2015
Seconde Nature Aix-en-Provence - France

L’art et le numérique en résonnance May 2015
Maison Populaire Montreuil - France

Critical Make - turning functionality April 2015
HeK Basel - Switzerland

THE NEW AESTHETIC? April 2015
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane - Australia

ReFrag:glitch Festival March 2015
Parsons Paris - France

Orleanoide January 2015
Labo Media Orleans - France

More than “doing something on Twitter” November 2014
Berliner Festspiele - Germany

Acces)s() Festival: Disnovation October 2014
Bel Ordinaire Pau - France

Variations Show off September 2014
Paris Media Art Fair - France

Art Hack Day Disnovate August 2014
Parsons Paris - France

Corrupt Yourself July 2014
Eurokeennes Festival Belfort - France

thingworld. International Triennial of New Media Art June 2014
National Art Museum of China - Beijing

Solow Show: Hack! Détournements April 2014
Espace Gantner - France

GIFted Exhibition April 2014
Darklight Festival Dublin - Ireland

Stuff no Stuff on Stuff January 2014
TriTriangle Chicago - USA

Transmediale Afterglow January 2014
Berlin - Germany

Tactical Glitch January 2014
curated by Rosa Menkman & Nick Briz Milan - Italy

Nemo Festival / Alternatives Peer-topeer #2 December 2013
Maison Populaire Montreuil - France

Energize Festival November 2013
Groningen - Netherlands 

(s)low tech residency October 2013
PING Nantes - France

Trace Recordings - Surveillance and identity in the 21st century October 2013
UTS Gallery, University of Technology, Sydney - Australia

SAVE AS Art + Communication September 2013
RIXC Riga - Latvia 

555┼✭┌┬!πG.www:jonCates_(AKA Glitch Art with jonCates) September 2013
Neutral Ground Chicago - USA

Désert Numérique July 2013
Curated by RYBN Saint-Nazaire-le-Désert, France

REGGÂM Festival July 2013
Curated by DatAData Nabeul, Tunisia

Glitch Moment/ums July 2013
Curated by Rosa Menkman & Furtherfield London - UK

Le Copie Copains Club June 2013
Gaite Lyrique - Paris

Remaining Anonymous | Run Computer Run May 2013
RuaRed - Dublin

Hackez vos Murs - Residency May 2013
Gaite Lyrique Paris- France

Dirty New Media March 2013
Curated by Antonio Roberts. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts Birmingham - UK

Notacon 10 March 2013
Critical Artware Cleveland - USA

Lichter Filmfest March 2013
Frankfurt - Germany

GLI.TC/H 0P3NR3P0 March 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - USA

Transmediale Festival BWPWAP Jamuary 2013
HKW Berlin - Germany

Thread Leader: GLI.TC/H Festival December 2012
Chicago - USA

Mal au Pixel #7 Network Hack December 2012
Gaite Lyrique - France

Erreur d'impression. Publier à l'ère du numérique October 2012
Curated by ALessandro Ludovico Le jeu de Paume Paris - France

Gamerz Festival October 2012
Fondation Vasarely - France

Bien Urbain Festival September 2012
Besançon - France

reSource 002 Transmedial Culture August 2012
Kunstraum Kreuzberg Berlin - Germany

Speedshow: Never going to GIF you up July 2012
Curated by Nora O Murchú Dublin - Ireland

Hack the City June 2012
Curated by Teresa Dillon Science Gallery Dublin - Ireland

Resurgences // Edition #3 June 2012
Plateforme Paris - France

Futur-en-Seine June 2012
Maison Populaire Montreuil - France

ReFunct Media v4.0 May 2012
LEAP Berlin - Germany

Experimental Media 2012 Exhibition D.O.L.L May 2012
Washington Project for the Arts - USA

AUX URNES, ET CAETERA April 2012
La Cantine Paris - France

PixelJam @Notacon April 2012
Cleveland - USA

Speed Show by TWEAK March 2012
Curated by Nora O Murchú Galway - Ireland

Resonate March 2012
Curated by Filip Visnjic Belgrade - Serbia

Salons numériques February 2012
Maison Populaire Montreuil - France

Streaming Festival December 2011
The Hague - The Netherlands

In Famous carousel : Destruction et réassemblage December 2011
Gaite Lyrique - Paris - France

Glitch Festival December 2011
Chicago - USA

Glitch Festival November 2011
Amsterdam - Netherlands

This Place Has No Atmosphere September 2011
Dublin - Ireland

DeFunct/ReFunct September 2011
RuaRed Dublin - Ireland

Invite or Reject August 2011
C4 Contemporary Art Los Angeles - USA

BabyCastle July 2011
NYC - USA

New York Electronic Art Festival June 2011
Harvestworks - NYC - USA

Bent Festival May 2011
319 Scholes NYC - USA

Remix : Culture Hacking Narch 2011
Mindfield Festival - Ireland

PLAY #3 March 2011
Dublin - Ireland

Upgrade! / dev/art March 2011
Curated by RYBN Paris - France

BYOB Paris USER_FRIENDLY March 2011
Plateforme Paris - France

BYOB Dublin February 2011
IMOCA - Dublin - Ireland

Filtering Failure February 2011
Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Old Media, New Media will become old December 2010
La Générale Paris - France

Kunstraum am Schauplatz October 2010
Vienna - Austria

BLK River Festival x RUN VIE Festival October 2010
Vienna - Austria

Show Me Occupy Space October 2010
Limerick - Ireland

TWEAK Festival September 2010
Limerick - Ireland

Entrée Gallery
Bergen - Norway

Cortex Athletico - Les Grandes Traversées July 2010
Bordeaux - France

TEMPT + EyeWriter + PrintBall March 2010
Moxie Studio Dublin - Ireland

Hard Drivin’ March 2010
Exchange Dublin - Ireland

re:public / GradCam January 2010
TBG&S Dublin - Ireland

Space is the Place / ISEA September 2009
Ncad Gallery Dublin - Ireland

ReFunct 09 / ISEA 2009 August 2009
Irish Museum of Contemporary Art Dublin - Ireland

Force Majeure / ISEA August 2009
The LAB Dublin - Ireland

Change? January 2009
Project Arts Centre Dublin - Ireland

Art is Good For You! November 2008
ISEA 2009 Pre-Symposium Dublin - Ireland

Mission Creep: International Design Biennale November 2008
St Etienne - France

DEAF Festival October 2008
Dublin - Ireland

Square Eyes festival 2008
Arnhem - Ireland

TECHNOTHREADS July 2008
Dublin - Ireland

Garden of Digital Lies April 2008
Dublin - Ireland

LIGHTWAVE 08 March 2008
Science Gallery Dublin - Ireland

CLUSTER October 2007 
La chaufferie Strasbourg - France

Come out and Play festival September 2007
PICNIC '07 Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Sous la Plage festival 2007
Paris - France

HANSAFLUX 2007
Tallinn - Estonia

SuperFlux06 vs LightBox01 2007
Lyon - France

ISEA2006: Thirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art 2006
San Jose - USA

€10 000 Show 2006 
Curated by Constant Dullaart W139 Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Art Rock - Inter-disciplinary festival 2006
St Brieuc - France

’Two o’clock fallout' EV+a 2006
Limerick - Ireland

Festival NumériPop 2006
St Brieuc - France

Ososphere Festival 2005
Strasbourg - France

Axis Festival 2005
Assen - The Netherlands

Exhibition OI 2005
Gallery Sign Groningen - The Netherlands

Wrestling Baby Blast 2005
Strasbourg - France

The Res Last Crewsaders JamSession 2004
Frank Mohr Institute - Groningen - The Netherlands

Festival POP UP 2.10 - Holodeck 2004
Groningen - The Netherlands

Festival Cite Rap N.6 2004
St Brieuc - France

Festival SonicActs X Unsorted 2004
Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Mythologies Exhibition and Residencie 2004
KunstHuis SYB - The Netherlands

Spotlight Turbulence 2004
Turbulence USA

Éspece d’Interzone 2003
La Chaufferie - Strasbourg - France

Co-Creation of The Lab - Independent Contemporary Art Gallery 2003
Strasbourg - France

Co-Creation of CatchasCatchCan - Wrestling Magazine 2002
Strasbourg - France

Men’s True 2002
Strasbourg - France

La Fée Chantier - Street Performances 2001
Strasbourg - France

Lectures - Workshops

From Cradle-to-Grave: Tech won't save us May 2019
Centrale Supélec Paris - France

From Cradle-to-Grave: Tech won't save us February 2019
ENSCI Paris - France

ReFunct Media Modular Workshop October 2018
Frank Mohr Institute Groningen - The Netherlands

Retail Poisoning September 2017
Cityleaks - Cologne - Germany

ReFunct Media Modular Workshop January 2017
Campus de Rouen de l'ESADHaR - France

Colloque État de l’art urbain, Oxymores III October 2016
Grande Halle de la Villette - Paris - France

Art & Activism 2016
La Sorbonne - Paris - France

Biennale de Lyon – La Salle de bains hors-les-murs 2016
Lyon - France

Commons LAB 2015
ENSBA Lyon - France

Festival MeltingCode 2015
Forum des Arts et de la Culture de Talence - France

PEER TO PEER [Journées Thématiques] 2014
Palais de Tokyo - Paris

A ROUND OF MONITORING 2014
Freiheit 9 Festival - Germany

Street Art & Politic 2013
Gaite Lyrique - Paris - France

Urban Hacking 2013
Gaite Lyrique - Paris - France

Graffiti et Musique 2013
Gaite Lyrique - Paris - France

E-Waste Workshop 15.0 2013
Groningen - Netherlands

E-Waste Workshop 14.0 2013
Nantes - France

Physical Computing Master Class 2013
Dublin - Ireland

Hack the Ocean with Sebastian Muellauer 2012
Recyclism Hacklab - Dublin - Ireland

E-Waste Workshop 13 2012
Transmediale Berlin - Germany

Recyclism Hacklab: Masterclass V 2012
Dublin - Ireland

Recyclism Hacklab: Masterclass IV 2012
Dublin - Ireland

Recyclism Hacklab: Masterclass III 2012
Dublin - Ireland

Recyclism Hacklab: Masterclass II 2012
Dublin - Ireland

Recyclism Hacklab: Masterclass I 2012
Dublin - Ireland

Hardware Hacking: Maison Populaire 2012
Montreuil - France

Arduino/Drawdio: Maison Populaire 2012
Montreuil - France

E-Waste Workshop 11.0 2012
Musiques Volantes - Metz - France

Hardware Hacking: Gaite Lyrique 2011
Paris - France

Darklight Festival 2011
Dublin - Ireland

Interactive Media & Environment Master Class IV 2011
Moxie Studios Dublin - Ireland

Hackposium: Flux Factory 2011
NYC - USA

E-Waste Workshop 10.0 2011
BabyCastle NYC - USA

Hardware Hacking Workshop 2011
Moxie Studios - Dublin - Ireland

Interactive Media & Environment Master Class II 2011
Moxie Studios - Dublin - Ireland

E-Waste Workshop 9.0 2011
Goldsmiths University - London - UK

Interactive Media & Environment Master Class I 2011
Moxie Studios Dublin - Ireland

E-Waste Workshop 8.0: TWEAK Festival 2011
Limerick - Ireland

Hardware Hacking Workshop 4.0 2011
Science Gallery - Dublin - Ireland

Hardware Hacking Workshop 3.0 2010
Science Gallery - Dublin - Ireland

Recyclism @ DorkBot 2010
New York - USA

Recyclism @ ITP 2010
New York - USA

E-Waste Workshop 7.0 2010
Frank Mohr Instituut Groningen - The Netherlands

Hardware Hacking Workshop - Darklight 2009
IMOCA Dublin - Ireland

Scrapyard Challenge meets E-Waste 5.0™ Workshop 2009
ISEA 2009 - IMOCA Dublin - Ireland

E-Waste 4.0™ Workshop 2009
École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Strasbourg - France

E-Waste 3.0™ Workshop 2008
D.A.T.A - Dublin - Ireland

E-Waste 2.0™ Workshop 2008
École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Strasbourg - France

ShowCase™ Workshop 2006
École Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués - Nevers - France

E-Waste 1.0™ Workshop 2005
Frank Mohr Institute Groningen - The Netherlands

Cultural Production

NØ SCHOOL NEVERS 2019
International Summer School Nevers - France

REFRAG Festival 2018: Cradle to Grave
Parsons Paris - France

Design + Technology Masterclass 2013 - 2018 
Parsons Paris - France

Art, Media & Technology Rendez-vous 2013 - 2018
Parsons Paris - France

REFRAG Festival 2016: Media Archaeology
Parsons Paris / Gaite Lyrique - France

REFRAG Festival 2015: Glitch Festival
SAIC + Parsons Paris / Gaite Lyrique - France

Art Hack Day Disnovate 2014
Parsons Paris - France

Forays / Optimism by FIELD 2014
Parsons Paris - France

DATA Workshops 2 to 19 2007 - 2013
Science Gallery Dublin - Ireland

DATA Events 24 to 59 2007 - 2013
Dublin - Ireland

Openhere Festival 2012
Science Gallery Dublin - Ireland

DeFunct / ReFunct Symposium 2011
RuaRed Dublin - Ireland

BYOB DUBLIN 2011
IMOCA Dublin - Ireland

ReFunct 09 Symposium 2009
IMOCA Dublin - Ireland

A Temporary Measure 2008 
Dublin - Ireland

Mission Creep 2008
International Design Biennale St Etienne - France

Honors - Awards

ARCADI Aide aux arts numériques 2019
MinitelSE Paris - France

Production Grant NØ SCHOOL NEVERS 2019
Agglomeration Ville de Nevers - France

Travel Grant Berlin 2012
Culture Ireland

Travel Grant Paris 2011
Culture Ireland

Travel Grant New York 2011
Imagine Ireland - Culture Ireland

Travel and Training Award in Visual Arts 2011 
Arts Council Ireland

Data Corruption Software Subcategory 2010 
Critical Artware Notacon 7

Turbulence Spotlight 2010
NRPA - USA

Dublin Art Council Grant for DATA 2007 2008 2009
Dublin - Ireland

Culture Ireland Curatorial Grant for Mission Creep 2008
International Design Biennale St Etienne - France

Turbulence Spotlight 2004
NRPA - USA