Friday, August 12, 2022

Ben Kinsley

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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.

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