Moving Image, 2012
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 / I'll Be Thunder
Exploring ideas of transformative exile and supernatural intervention, Circle in the Sand / I'll Be Thunder is a pair of e…
Mar 30 – Apr 03, 2016
Michael Robinson presents "Mad Ladders" at Hong Kong International Film Festival
Apr 02 – Apr 02, 2016
Michael Robinson presents "Mad Ladders" at Crossroads 2016 in San Francisco, CA
Apr 01 – Apr 01, 2016
Michael Robinson presents "Mad Ladders" at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN