Robin Kahn


Robin Kahn with Sahrawi woman in the Western Sahara


Robin Kahn is a visual artist, editor, and curator. Kahn works in a variety of media that ranges from collage and ceramic sculpture to artist books and sound works. Recent exhibitions include The Art of Sahrawi Cooking for dOCUMENTA (13), Telling Secrets at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Women Artists (Washington, DC) and her solo exhibition, Everybody Needs a Wife at Mulry Fine Arts (Palm Beach, FL). She has authored numerous artists’ books including Reveries of a Spinster, Runaway Girls and The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Art (all distributed by DAP Books). Her newest publication Dining in Refugee Camps: The Art of Sahrawi Cooking (Autonomedia, Fall 2010), documents her experiences cooking with Sahrawi women in refugee camps in Algeria and in the Free Territories of The Western Sahara. Kahn is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship Grant. Her works have been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Museo Nacionales Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and The New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY). Her mixed media collages, sculptures, and artists books are a part of the permanent collections of The Smithsonian (DC), The Museum of Modern Art (NY), The Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), and the J. Paul Getty Museum (CA), as well as in international corporate and private collections.