In his recent films, videos and photography, Michael Robinson explores the joys and dangers of mediated experience. His work has screened in both solo and group shows at venues including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival, The London Film Festival, Sundance, The Walker Art Center, Anthology Film Archives, MoMA PS1, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Tate Modern, Media City, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, REDCAT, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and the San Francisco, Vienna, Melbourne, Leeds, Singapore and Hong Kong International Film Festivals. Film Comment magazine listed Robinson as one of the top ten avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000s. Robinson holds a BFA from Ithaca College and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been awarded residencies from the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Wexner Center Film/Video Studio Program, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema at Binghamton University.
Awards and Accomplishments
Robinson's The Dark, Krystle wins the Melbourne International Film Festival Award for Best Experimental Short Film
Robinson’s The Dark, Krystle wins the Best EXiS Award at the EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, South Korea
Robinson is awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship for November-December 2014
Robinson is included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial
Robinson is a juror for the 2012 Ann Arbor Film Festival
Robinson screens work in the International Film Festival Rotterdam
Robinson featured as one of Cinema Scope magazine's 2012 "Best 50 Filmmakers Under 50."
Robinson premieres Circle in the Sand at the New York Film Festival: Views From the Avant Garde.
Robinson is one of two recipients of the innagural Kazuko Trust Scholarship Award Grant, presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Kazuko Trust.
Circle in the Sand / The Road Through the Wall
Exploring ideas of transformative exile and supernatural intervention, Circle in the Sand / The Road Through the Wall is a pair of expe…
Mar 07 – Mar 11
Michael Robinson has Whitney Biennial film screening at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York
Sep 28 – Oct 14