Laurie Robins is an artist and filmmaker whose work has used landscapes, texts and institutions as material to approach contemporary political questions. His films have focused on managerial practice, the challenges of representing ecological crisis, and the historical and environmental conditions of capitalism.
Robins studied at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London and was a studio participant in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Recent presentations include his solo exhibition ‘FREE TRADE OR ELSE’* at South London Gallery, London, UK; Transmediale 2019, Berlin, Germany; The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA; The Showroom, London, UK; and Monitoring at the 35th Kasseler Dokfest, Kunstverein Kassel, Germany where his work Real Performance (with Grace Phillips) was awarded the Golden Cube for best installation.
Sept 2019 – Feb 2020
Robins joins IMMA through an open call strand of programming which invites applications from international visual arts practices proposing to come live and work at IMMA for periods of up to six months. Selected artists are awarded a free studio, accommodation and bursary for the duration of their stay.
In late 2018 Sean O’Sullivan (Writer & Curator), Antonia Alampi (International Curator, Savvy Berlin) and Seamus McCormack (Programme Manager, New Contemporaries, UK) were invited to select the awardees for 2019. Laurie Robins was one of four artists offered this opportunity.