Bio / CV


Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bonnie creates improvised and composed text-sound performances, videos, and installations that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual),  exposing the tensile nature of identity, history, form, and meaning.

Bonnie has received commissions from the London ICA, Walters Art Museum, Vox Populi and has presented her work extensively in the US, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. She collaborates frequently with writers and musicians. She received her MFA at the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

Download CV (last updated June 2015)



Espectro Electromagnetico, Volta Series, Mexico City

Umbral 25, Mexico City

Vox Populi with Fern Silva, Philadelphia, PA

Black Iris with Fern Silva, Richmond, VA

Fuse Factory, Frequency Fridays Series, Columbus, OH

Princeton University Livestock Exchange Series, Princeton, NJ

Floristree with Matmos record release, Baltimore, MD

UC Irvine TECHNE presentation, Irvine, CA

Psychic Readings Theater directing “The Smallest Something Not Quite Nothing” by Thalia Field, Baltimore, MD


“Ad Infinitum.” American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, DC. Sound collaboration with Clifford Borress.

High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD

Creative Alliance with Quintron, Baltimore, MD

3s Art Space with Colony of Light, Portsmouth, NH

Queens Museum, with Juan Betancurth NYC

Fridman Gallery, NYC

the wulf, Los Angeles, CA

San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

Movement Research Festival, NYC

El Aracle, Mexico City, Mexico

Miss Chtonic Star Dream Pageant, Silent Barn, NYC

Ears Back, Eyes Forward: Video Shorts from Musicians and Other Listeners, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

No Idea Festival, Austin, TX


UVA, Tlateloco, Masters Class, Mexico City, Mexico

Umbral Festival, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Mexico

Museum of Transitory Art, MOTA Point Series, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Les Instants Chavirés, Paris, France

Cave12, Geneve, Switzerland

Platfon, Basel, Switzerland

Festival Blurred Edges, Hamburg, Germany

Residency, q-02, Brussels, Belgium

Residency, AIR Krems, Austria

Residency/Concert, EMS, Stockholm, Sweden

the wulf, Los Angeles, CA

CNMAT, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Songlines Series, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Seattle Improvised Music Festival, Seattle, WA

Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA


Colony, PS 1 MOMA, Long Island City, NY

Supernova Performance Arts Festival, Roslyn, VA

Eyebeam, New York, NY

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

CEAIT Festival, RedCat, Los Angeles, CA

Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles, CA

das ding!, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York, NY


Cage: Beyond Silence presented by Bowerbird, Philadelphia, PA

Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”, NY, NY

Area 405, Baltimore, MD

Space: Eight, Saint Augustine, FL

FSCJ Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, MX

Desbordamientos Series, Mexico City, MX

2º Festival Internatcional Cerro de Arena, Mexico City, MX


Konfrontationen 2012, Nickelsdorf, AU

Soundworks, London Institute for Contemporary Art, London, UK

NewIdeas MusicSeries XIX, NY, NY

SOUND::GENDER::FEMINISM::ACTIVISM, CriSAP post-graduate Research Event, London, UK

Harvestworks Presents: No-input Summit @Issue Project Room, NY, NY

AS220, The Coincidental Hour, Providence, RI

No Idea Festival 2012, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, TX

Rhythms of Time Sharing (RoTS) in collaboration with Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

DC Poets Ruthless Grip Reading Series, Washington, DC


Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, PA

Moles Not Molar Reading Series, Philadelphia, PA

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Amplify11: stones, New York, NY

Hunter College, Hunter Leubsdorf Gallery, New York, NY

Lab Experiments Festival, Baltimore, MD

The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, New York, NY

New Music Collective: Fixed Media III, Charleston, SC

Nameless Sound, Houston, TX

q-02 Residency & Concert, collaboration with Andrea Neumann, Christine Abdelnour, Belgium, BE

NyMusikk, Oslo, NO

Labor Sonor, Theater Kule, Berlin, DE

Teatr Weimar, Malmo, SE


Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY

TXT FST (Text Festival), Proteus Gowanus, New York, NY

Experimental Series: Ideas, Process, Materials, Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, NY

Issue Project Room, collaboration with Richard Garet, New York, NY

Non-Event Series, Goethe Institut, collaboration with Andrea Neumann, Boston, MA

Filles à L’envers Series, Montreal, Canada

fotofono, Brooklyn, NY

Whitney Museum, Christian Marclay Festival, performance of “Screenplay” score with Marina Rosenfeld, Sergei Tcherepnin, Leila Bourdreuil, Tommy Martinez, New York, NY

Experimental Intermedia, collaboration with Richard Garet, New York, NY

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert at Drom, collaboration with Samita Sinha + ensemble, New York, NY

LMAK Series, collaboration with Suzanne Thorpe, New York, NY


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