Ben Kinsley, M.F.A.
Ben Kinsley’s projects have ranged from choreographing a neighborhood intervention into Google Street View, directing surprise theatrical performances inside the homes of strangers, organizing a paranormal concert series, staging a royal protest, investigating feline utopia, collecting put-down jokes from around the world, and planting a buried treasure in the streets of Mexico City (yet to be found).
He has exhibited internationally at venues such as: Queens Museum, NYC; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland; Bureau for Open Culture; Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh; Flux Space, Philadelphia; Katonah Museum of Art, NY; Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence; La Galería de Comercio, Mexico City; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; and ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe.
Ben has been an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; Skaftfell Art Center, Iceland; Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Ireland; and Platform, Finland. His work has been featured on NPR, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Artforum.com, Wired.com, Rhizome.org, and Hyperallergic, among others.
- M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University
- B.F.A. Cleveland Institute of Art
- Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
- VA 1030: Digital Foundations
- VA 2100: Digital Art & Design
- VAPA 1100: Art in Time and Space
- VA 3200: Video Art
- VA 2000/3000: Special Topics - Animation
- VAPA 3900: Situations - Contemporary Art in Public Space
Tree Talks: Populus Tremuloides, 2023, sound, lathe cut vinyl record, publication (edition of 50)