Nicholas Bullen (b. 1968) is an artist and composer based in Birmingham, England.
Working across a range of media including sound, text, film, installation and performance, his work explores time and place through process (with a particular focus on the transmutation of elements and systems of communication).
Bullen has a history of composition in sound and music spanning more than 30 years (beginning as a founder member of the ‘extreme’ music group Napalm Death at the age of 13), releasing over 40 recordings and performing internationally (both solo and in collaboration). Sound performances focus on the use of fixed media acousmatic compositions (predominantly created from environmental recordings), real-time signal processing and improvisation using the voice.
Bullen’s work has been performed or exhibited both in the United Kingdom (including Tate Britain, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery and Arnolfini Gallery) and internationally (including Art Basel, White Columns, Creative Time, Schirn Kunsthalle, and MACBA).