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Jonathan Kinkley

MA, 2009: Virtual Art and Architecture


Jonathan Kinkley is an arts writer and museum professional with a scholarly focus on video games and new media art. He is currently Executive Director and Co-Founder, VGA Gallery, and Philanthropic Advisor, Major Gifts, Art Institute of Chicago, and has held past roles at Krannert Art Museum, Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, Chinati Foundation, Gallery 400, Renaissance Society, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Recent curatorial projects include Chicago New Media 1973-1992, Boomshakala: the 25th Anniversary of NBA Jam, Gun Ballet: the Aestheticization of Violence in Video Games, Dateline Bronzeville, and Game Art VS Art Game. His work has been published in Leonardo, Time Out Chicago, the AV Club, Newcity, the Illinois Game Developers Association, Daily Illini, and VGA Gallery.  He has spoken at the Chicago Design Museum, VGA Gallery, Gallery 400, GDEX, UIC, York University, Columbia University, and CUNY.