KEVIN BALKTICK is a creative director and producer of arts & culture experiments based in Brooklyn, NY.
Over the last ten years, he has drawn from the deep well of imagination to create shared moments of magic.
His projects have been featured in The New York Times, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, NHT (Japan), The Guardian (UK), Ha’aretz (Israel), Vice, Hospitality Design, BoingBoing, Wired.com, Time Out NY and other publications.
Breathing new life into unexpected places has always been a unique passion. Previous locations include landmarked libraries, churches, cemeteries, theaters, mansions, art museums, ferry terminals and fortresses, as well as subways, funiculars, parks, city streets, and of course, lofts and warehouses galore.
He is also the founder and director of Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics, an annual symposium that explores of the scientific, medical and cultural value of psychedelic drugs.
From 2005-2013, Winkel & Balktick elevated the art of celebration in Brooklyn and beyond. These unique one-time events drew thousands of nocturnal adventurers to New York’s overlooked architectural treasures for nights of unforgettable creative revelry.
In 2011 and 2012, Auditorium set an enchanting environment for New York’s lovers and creators of ambient, electro-acoustic and experimental music, complete with eight-channel surround sound.
From 2009-2011, he co-founded and co-chose the places and times for the Lost Horizon Night Market, a series of transient playgrounds set against industrial landscapes where flocks of curious guests could encounter a surprising variety of experiences hidden inside fleets of box trucks. It has since spread to cities across the US.
From 2006-2010, he was a co-founder, production director and producer of FIGMENT, a participatory arts institution that brings an annual offering of interactive art and performance projects to Governors Island, and now locations around the world.
From 2006-2008, he was the leader of Decompression, New York City’s only official Burning Man events.
He receives artistic, professional, and indecent proposals at firstname.lastname@example.org.