BIO
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).

His work has been 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 GalerĂ­a de Comercio, Mexico City; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; and ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe. He has participated in a number of artist residency programs including: 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 Temporary Art Review, among others.

Kinsley is Assistant Professor of New Media/Time-Based Art in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

 

CV
Short Summary CV (PDF)

 

SELECTED INTERVIEWS++
Yale University Radio Interview
2015 Summer Institute for Visual Arts Lecture
MOCA Cleveland ArtCast Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Danish Royal Protesters by Ben Kinsley & Jon Rubin for Lokal Global Plan, Copenhagen
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Podcast
The Making of “Street With A View” from Mattress Factory Museum

 

WRITING
Zen of the Woods: a Foray into Art and Mushrooming

 

OTHER SITES
Janks Archive
The Yard

 

CONTACT
benkinsley(at)gmail(dot)com