Prof Dr Kenneth Alan Feinstein

Dr Kenneth Alan Feinstein

Prof Dr Kenneth Alan Feinstein

  • Associate Dean (Employability and Engagement)


Kenneth Alan Feinstein is an artist, theorist, curator and writer. He has exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York; the Jogja Nasional Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia; group exhibitions at the Millennium Museum, Beijing; the National Visual Art Gallery, Malaysia; and the Museum of the World Ocean, Kaliningrad, Russia. His award-winning films have been shown at film festivals including the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival and Oaxaca Film Festival. His print Try Me was the first digital print in the New York Public Library print collection. He was the first non-Malaysian curator at the National Visual Arts Gallery, Malaysia with the exhibition Immaterial Frontiers 2.0, 2014. His writings focus on media theory and philosophy. He has published books, articles and given talks on issues surrounding the ethics of new media practice. He is the author of The Image That Doesn’t Want to Be Seen, Apropos Press.


Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD (Magna Cum Laude) in Media Philosophy, European Graduate School (EGS), Switzerland 
  • MA (Cum Laude) in Media & Communications, European Graduate School (EGS), Switzerland 
  • BA in Film & Photography, Hampshire College, USA

Research Interests

  • Media theory
  • Philosophy of photography
  • Media ethics
  • Interactive media
  • Game design
  • Game theory
  • Experimental film
  • Digital humanities

Notable Publications

  1. Feinstein, K. (2020). From Metaphor Machine to Being-With Apparatus, Pòs, Vol. 10, No. 19, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  2. Feinstein, K. (2019). Being-with Media: Encountering the moving image in physical space. Proceedings of Electronic Visualisation in the Arts 2019 (pp. 226–230). London, UK: BCS Learning and Development Ltd. doi:10.14236/ewic/EVA2019.42
  3. Feinstein, K. (2017). Beyond the screen: Moving images in physical spaces. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Virtual Systems & Multi Media conference (IEEE publication). Ireland: Dublin.
  4. Feinstein, K., & Morris, J. (2017). Developing a narrative experience in a post-media environment. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Virtual Systems & Multi Media conference (IEEE publication). Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur.
  5. Feinstein, K. (2016). Untitled essay. In G. Kang & K. Tay (Eds.), Left to Right. Singapore: Left to Right Publishing.
  6. Morris, J., & Feinstein, K. (2015). Temporal chaos: Hybrid media as museum display. Proceedings EVA Berlin, Berliner Veranstaltung der internationalen EVA-Serie: 22. Germany: Berlin.
  7. Ramanathan, S., & Feinstein, K. (2015). On the use of different presentation formats in an exhibit at a science center to communicate sea level rise. In L. Wilson & C. Stevenson (Eds.), Promoting climate change awareness through environmental education (pp. 111–131). New York, USA: IGI Global Publishing.
  8. Feinstein, K. (2014). Photographing publics: Tell me something I don’t know [Exhibition Catalogue]. Singapore: Grey Projects.
  9. Feinstein, K. (2013). İnsancıl Bir Tipolojiye Doğru İlerlemek. Sanatatak. Turkey: Istanbul, Turkey. Available at
  10. Feinstein, K. (2011). Telegeneric realities. The International Journal of the Image, 1(1). USA: Urbana-Champaign.
  11. Feinstein, K. (2010). Kafka, Blanchot & Gaming. Journal of Art in Society, 5(2). USA: Urbana-Champaign.
  12. Feinstein, K. (2009). I know what I see & I see what I know [Solo exhibition]. Yogya Nasional Museum. Indonesia: Yogyakarta.
  13. Feinstein, K. (2009). Telegeneric Images. Semiophagy: Journal of Pataphysics & Existential Semiotics, II. Canada: Toronto.
  14. Feinstein, K. (2009). Telegeneric realities [Solo exhibition]. 2902 Gallery. Singapore.
  15. Feinstein, K. (2008). On Belief. Semiophagy: Journal of Pataphysics & Existential Semiotics, I. Canada: Toronto.
  16. Feinstein, K. (2008). Painting by numbers [Exhibition Catalogue]. In Number Trance FACE, Pace Gallery. Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur.
  17. Feinstein, K. (2008). The pencil of nature: Drawings by Pravathi Nayar [Exhibition Catalogue]. In I Sing the Body Electric, Bombay Art Gallery. India: Bombay.
  18. Feinstein, K. (2008). Thinking Installation. Singapore Art Gallery Guide, 4(9). Singapore.
  19. Feinstein, K. (2006). Pure salt is like pure reason they both dissolve in water [Exhibition Catalogue]. In The salt of water. Russia: Museum of the World Ocean, Kaliningrad.
  20. N. S. Harsh. (2006). Cosmic Orphans. Bode Art, Singapore. Photographer for monograph.
  21. Feinstein, K. (2004). Let a thousand videos bloom [Solo exhibition]. Chelsea Art Museum. USA: New York.
  22. Feinstein, K. (2004). The heretics of information: The Death of rhetoric. New York Studies in Media Philosophy, 9.
  23. Feinstein, K. (2001). Recollections in space [Exhibition Catalogue]. Unknown Infinity: Culture and Identity in the Digital Age. New York: Taipei Galley.
  24. Feinstein, K. (2000). Recollections in space, redrieke Taylor [Solo exhibition]. USA: TZ’ Art, New York.
  25. Feinstein, K. (1999). Archaeology of the near future [Solo exhibition]. USA: New York, Algerian American Cultural Center.
  26. Feinstein, K. (1999). Infinite Cinema, COMTEC art ’99 (Kulturamt der Landesshaupstadt, Dresden) [Exhibition Catalogue].
  27. Feinstein, K. (1994). Arrested images [Solo exhibition]. USA: 8 Greene St., New York.

Achievements & Accolades