Bio / CV

Bonnie Jones Performance

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects.

Bonnie’s work explores the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual). Her art seeks opportunities within different mediums to expose the fluid nature of individual identity, history, form, and meaning.

As an arts organizer, Bonnie was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, she co-founded TECHNE, an organization that introduces young female-identified women to technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. TECHNE’s programs are delivered through partnerships with grassroots organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity.

Bonnie received her MFA at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. She has received commissions from the London ICA and Walters Art Museum and has presented her work extensively at institutions in the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia, including the LA MOCA, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, and REDCAT. Her collaborative sound works have been shown at the Swiss Institute, Whitney Museum, and Hunter College. Bonnie was the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award (2018).

Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Download Simple CV (last updated May 2017)



Ende Tymes Festival VII, New York, NY

Whitney Biennial Film Program for “Strangely Ordinary This Devotion” film by Dani Leventhal,
Sheilah Wilson, sound by Bonnie Jones, Whitney Museum, NYC

New Forms / New Paths, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

AMT Festival, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

THIS KNOWN WORLD: Spontaneous Particulars of the Poetic Research Bureau, storefront, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA


Mills College, David Tudor Residency, Oakland, CA

Sight | Sound | Interaction 9, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

ART/SOUND/NOW, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Fields Festival, Darlington, MD

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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