The Animal, Vegetable, Mineralness of Everything (2004)
Three animatronic self-portraits discuss violence and their fears in non-repeating conversations, hearing and responding to each other but always returning to their own fixed animal, vegetable or mineral viewpoint.
"Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (Virtual)", (2002-2003)
virtual version of the project, commissioned for 'BitParts' by FACT [The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology] and funded by West Midlands Arts (UK)
Ken Feingold has been exhibiting his work in film, video, objects and installations since 1974. After studying at Antioch College in Ohio, he received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in PostStudio Art from the California Institute of the Arts. He has taught at Princeton University and Cooper Union, among other institutions. He has received several commissions, including Interior (1997) for the first ICC Biennale '97 in Tokyo, and Head (2000) for the exhibition Alien Intelligence at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. Seance Box No.1 was produced by ZKM Karlsruhe and shown in netcondition (19992000). Following a solo show of animatronic computerdriven sculptures at Postmasters Gallery in 2001, his work If/Then (2001) was included in the Whitney Biennial 2002, and three of his works were included in the Corcoran Biennial 2002. His videos are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and his installations are in the collections of Kiasma, Helsinki; ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, and other private collectors.
1976 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, School of Art, Valencia
1974 BFA, California Institute of the Arts, School of Art, Valencia
Ken Feingold had 2 early shorts screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this summer: Art Gestures (1973-74), in which the artist stages a series of predetermined actions involving time, gravity, chance, and memory; and With Photos (1975), a forensic study of the photographic image.
December 2005 - January 2006
A Ken Feingold survey exhibition was held at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles from October through December. The exhibition was the largest assemblage of Ken Feingolds work to date and included a selection of videos, sculptures, installations, and drawings ranging from his early video pieces to the more recent cinematic sculptures that incorporate artificial intelligence in random conversations.
A Ken Feingold survey exhibition is being held at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles from October through December. The exhibition is the largest assemblage of his work to date and includes a selection of videos, sculptures, installations, and drawings ranging from his early video pieces to the more recent cinematic sculptures that incorporate artificial intelligence in random conversations.