BAYOU ROAD. (self portrait, New Orleans, 2018.)

Kristina Kay Robinson is a poet, writer, and visual artist born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her written, visual and curatorial practice centers and interrogates the modern and ancient connections between world communities. Robinson’s work both at home and abroad focuses on the impact of globalization, militarism, and surveillance on society and their intersections with contemporary art and pop culture.

Robinson’s ongoing installation and performance art project, Republica: Temple of Color and Sound has been presented  in exhibition at “Welcome to the Afrofuture” during Miami Art Week, New Museum’s residency program, Ideas City, New Orleans African American Museum, in collaboration with MoMa’s Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America and currently,featured in Notes For Tomorrow with Independent Curators International.  She is the co-editor of Mixed Company, a collection of short fiction and visual narratives by women of color. In addition to the anthology, the collective of writers  hosted free cultural programming in the city of New Orleans. Notable events included a reading and lecture by Black Arts Movement poet, Sonia Sanchez at Le Musée de F.P.C and the American premiere of the award-winning Eritrean- Italian documentary, Asmarina. Robinson’s curatorial endeavors include Sudanese artist, Khalid Abdel Rahman’s A Disappearance hosted in 2017 by the Arts Council of New Orleans and Welcome to the Afrofuture: The Matrix of Creativity: Where the River Meets the Sea with New Orleans African American Museum.

She is a 2018 recipient of Tulane University’s Center for the Gulf South’s Monroe Fellowship, as well as a 2021 resident at A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University’s ByWater Institute. Her writing in various genres has appeared in Art in America, Guernica, The Baffler, The Nation, The Massachusetts Review and Elle among other outlets. Robinson is a 2019 recipient of the Rabkin Prize for Visual Arts Journalism. Currently she serves as the New Orleans editor at large for the Atlanta based, Burnaway magazine.