Ben Kinsley, M.F.A.

Ben Kinsley

Ben Kinsley, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor, Visual Art


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). 



  • M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.F.A. Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

Courses Taught

Lower Division

  • Art in Time and Space

Upper Division

  • Video Art

Professional Experience

  • Queens Museum, New York, NY
  • Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Project 4, Washington, DC
  • Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York, NY
  • Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland, OH
  • SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • La Galería de Comercio, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Bureau for Open Culture, Columbus, OH
  • Katonah Museum of Art, NY
  • Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy
  • Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Flux Space, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Selected Artist Residencies

  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
  • Skaftfell Art Center, Iceland
  • Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Ireland
  • Platform, Finland