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,,,, 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.


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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


Zen of the Woods: a Foray into Art and Mushrooming


Janks Archive
The Yard