The 2013 KAO International Kinetic Art Competition

8 min. Awards video,

showcases Kinetic Art from 32 kinetic artists from 8 Countries, including China, India, Switzerland, etc. on 4 Continents.

The quality and depth of the submissions were astounding and all the judges expressed the difficulty to only select 3 Winners and 3 honorable Mentions.

The 2013 KAO Award Winners are:

1st Prize  – Behnaz Farahi Bousanjani

2nd Prize – Suguru Goto

3rd Prize  – Lin Emery

as well as the three Honorable Mentions:

Markus Fritschi


Jeffrey Zachmann

For more info – see KAO at www.facebook.com/kineticartorganization

The Awards Ceremony was held at the 1st International Kinetic Art Symposium and Exhibition in Boynton Beach, Florida on Sunday 2/10/2013


Kinetic Exhibit…Exploring the Range of Visioning

An engaging Kinetic Art exhibit that features the various forms of Kinetic Art will be placed throughout the City’s Civic/Cultural District.

Read about Outdoor Exhibits

Read about Indoor Exhibits

“The man who has no imagination has no wings”    — Muhammad Ali

Art that ranges from optical illusions to mechanical movement has been defined as Kinetic art. In its simplest form, Kinetic art can be found in and around most homes. Wind chimes outside a kitchen window or a musical mobile for a baby’s crib are both examples of Kinetic art. However, most pieces are interactive sculptured works, made up of parts designed to be set in motion by an internal mechanism or an external stimulus, such as a Motor, Water, Wind or even a button pushed by the viewer.  In contrast to fine art exhibits which are set up in galleries and studios for patrons to come and admire, Kinetic art is an interactive form of art that leads its viewers to wonder how it is made and what it can do. Some art installations are set up so that observer or visitor can walk in, on, or around them. Typically, computers and sensors will respond to motion, heat, meteorological changes or other input.

Because it is constantly evolving, Kinetic art embraces new ways to improve technology needed for everyday life.
Bios of 10 Exhibit/Symposium Feature Artists: Divided by category of Kinetic Power