Robin Alex McDonald (b. 1988, Treaty 19/Traditional Territories of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabe, Attiwonderon, and Huron-Wendat/Georgetown, ON) is an academic, independent curator and arts writer. They are currently a part-time faculty member in the Fine and Visual Arts department at Nipissing University in North Bay, an instructor in the Visual and Critical Studies program at OCAD University in Tkaronto/Toronto, and a PhD Candidate in the Cultural Studies Program at Queen’s University in Katarokwi/Kingston, Ontario.
Robin’s research spans modern and contemporary art; visual culture studies; the intersections of art and activism; queer, feminist, and trans theories; museum studies and alternative curatorial methodologies; affect theory; madness and disability studies; and theories of love, collectivity, and “the social.” Their SSHRC-funded doctoral dissertation investigates representations of “depression” in contemporary art by queer and/or trans artists.
robinamcdonald [at] gmail [dot] com