Adjunct Associate Professor of Art and Art History
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: B Des Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art/ Dundee University; MA Royal College of Art
Research Areas: Art; Environment; Spiritual Ecology; Indigenous Wisdom; Print Futures
Kim Robertson is a visual artist working across drawing, print, digital image, and installation.
Her research focuses on the environment and our personal and collective relationship to it. Kim questions how we can become more deeply entrenched in our conservation and preservation of nature in order to navigate a way through the current global crisis and looks to indigenous wisdom and sacred texts for guidance.
She has exhibited widely across the UAE and the UK, including a solo show, ‘Constructions of Reality’ at the NYUAD Project Space in 2018. Kim is a current member of the NYUAD Anthropocene Research Kitchen, The Memory Garden.
The Memory Garden is a curated environment to develop original creative works. It questions how artistic practice can engage scholarship and cultivate new knowledge systems, whilst driving towards a multispecies future. Kim looks specifically to indigenous wisdom and ancient texts in order to perform acts of remediation and creates works in collaboration with Earth.