Michael Robinson Circle in the Sand / The Road Through the Wall

Michael Robinson

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 & Accomplishments

  • 2012


    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.

  • 2012


    Robinson premieres Circle in the Sand at the New York Film Festival: Views From the Avant Garde.

  • 2012

    Other -

    Robinson featured as one of Cinema Scope magazine’s 2012 “Best 50 Filmmakers Under 50.”

  • 2012

    Film Festival

    Robinson screens work in the International Film Festival Rotterdam

  • 2012


    Robinson is a juror for the 2012 Ann Arbor Film Festival

  • 2012

    Whitney Biennial

    Robinson is included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial

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