Jonathan KinkleyOwner and Directorat Chicago Gamespace
Jonathan Kinkley is an arts writer and museum professional with a scholarly focus on video games and new media art. He is currently owner, Chicago Gamespace; Executive Director, Philanthropy, Art Institute of Chicago; Co-Founder, Executive Director (2013 - 2020) and Board Member, VGA Gallery; and has held past roles at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Renaissance Society, Gallery 400, Chinati Foundation, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Krannert Art Museum. Recent curatorial projects include Cyberpunk 2077, Video Game History Collection, Chicago New Media 1973-1992, Boomshakalaka: 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 and served as an ENVISION new media juror for the Chicago Artists Coalition.