Ken Rinaldo, is an Artist / Professor Department of Art Art & Technology The Ohio State University, internationally recognized for interactive robotic and bio art installations.
His work develops hybrid ecologies with humans, machines, plants, and animals, by constructing idealized social, biological, and machine symbionts. His works are focused on trans-species communication, animal agency, insect, bacterial and emergent machine intelligences. Rinaldo’s 3D animations, prints, and hand-drawn works have been commissioned by museums and galleries, with many in museum and private collections.
Rinaldo’s works have been featured at: The National Museum of Art Beijing, New Art Fest Lisbon, World Ocean Museum Russia, Ars Electronica Austria, Peabody Essex Museum US, Platform 21 Holland, Centro National Des Artes Mexico, Transmediale Berlin, Arco Arts Festival Spain, The Ulrich Museum of Art US, Contemporary Art Center Winzavod Russia, Centro Andaluz de Art Spain, V2 DEAF Holland, and The Itau Museum Brazil. He has received commissions for new works from from Nuit Blanche Toronto, Vancouver Olympics, Te Papa Museum NZ, and Kiasma Museum Finland, A-Life 16 Cancun Mexico, Sunderland Museum England and the Lille International Arts Festival France.
His work appears in 100s of books and art reviews while traveling to over 35 countries. Rinaldo received an Award of Distinction at Ars Electronica, First prize at Vida 3.0 and A United Nations Green Leaf Award for the Farm Fountain.
His works have been featured in Wired Magazine, the NY Times, as well as CNET, BBC, ORF, CNN, CBC & as well as a 1/2 hour special on the Discovery Channel. Select publications such as Art and Electronic Media by Edward Shanken, Evolution Haute Couture, and Art and Science in the Post Biological Age edited by Russian curator Dmitry Bulatov have featured his works.