Saturday, July 20, 2024

Ben Kinsley

Janks Archive Collection Event, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2016

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: 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. He has participated in numerous artist residency programs including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; Skaftfell Art Center, Iceland; Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Ireland; and Platform, Finland.

In April 2016 he will be exhibiting the Janks Archive project as part of the Queens International at the Queens Museum in NYC.

“Seems like you don’t have all your Moomins in the Valley.” Banner made from reflective fabric. Janks Archive Kiosk, Vaasa, Finland, 2015
“Cast and Crew” of Omaha Anticks. 2010
“To The Garden of Remembrance.” Engraved granite. Points of Departure, Askeaton, Ireland, 2012
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