Scott Hessels is an internationally recognized figure in the specialized field of kinetic public art. He is a filmmaker, sculptor and media artist who explores new relationships between the moving image and the environment. His artworks span several different media including film, video, web, music, broadcast, print, kinetic sculpture and performance. His films have shown in hundreds of international film festivals and his new media installations have been presented in exhibitions around the world as well as been included in several books on new media art and in popular magazines like Wired and Discover.

His recent projects have mixed film with sensors, robotics, GPS systems and alternative forms of interactivity and have included partnerships with NASA, The Federal Aviation Administration, Nokia among others. His “Sustainable Cinema” series of public kinetic sculptures had exhibited internationally and been commissioned by top museums and festivals. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Creative Media in City University of Hong Kong.


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
K11 Foundation, Hong Kong

The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong
The Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles

Melbourne Planetarium, Museum Victoria, Australia
ThinkTank Science Museum, FULLDOME UK, Birmingham
ONE New Media Art Festival, Synthetic Cinema Exhibition, Belgrade, Serbia
Enter 5: Datapolos: International Art/Science/Technology Bienalle, Prague

The Ford Presidential Museum, USA
ALIVE: Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment, Hong Kong
The Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
The Chaffee Planetarium, ArtPrize 2010, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia
The European Immersive Film Festival, Centro Multimeios, Portugal
DomeFest: Global Festival for Full-Dome,Albuquerque

ScienceWorld at TELUS World of Science, Vancouver

Interferenze New Media Festival, Rome
3rd International Festival of Electronic Art, Buenos Aires
Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo (Jury Recommendation Award)
SONAR: Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, Barcelona

SIGGRAPH International Conference on Computer Graphics, Los Angele S
Japan Media Arts Fesitval, Tokyo, Japan

Palacio Euskalduna Jauregia, Bilbao, Spain
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Output Int’l Design Competition (Winner) Amsterdam
Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
Hacking the Timeline: A Non-definitive History of Digital Art, Los Angeles

Melbourne International Film Festival


Sustainability Award
2009 ArtPrize Competition, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Top 25 Artist
2009 ArtPrize Competition

Jury Recommendation Award
2006 Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo

First Place
2006 National Science Foundation, Science Visualization Category

Critic’s Pick
2006 Outfest, Disney Hall, Los Angeles Calfornia

Jury Recommendation Award
2005 Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo

First Place
2004 Output Int’l Design Competition, Amsterdam

“Best of the Decade”
1999 Dallas Video Festival 10, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

First Place
1993 Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens

First Place
1992 Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

First Place
1992 International Video Shorts Festival, Seattle

First Place
1992 WorldFest International Film and Video Festival, Houston

First Place
1989 American Film and Video Festival, Chicago