Macushla Robinson is an emerging writer and curator. She is currently the General Sir John Monash Cultural Scholar completing graduate study at the New School for Social Research in New York. She is also assistant curator to the New School Art Collection. Prior to this she was curator of contemporary International art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. She studied art theory, philosophy and printmaking at the Australian National University and University of Sydney, winning the latter’s University Medal. Her honours dissertation focused on devotional works of art, specifically transcription as a material process that lends a given text qualities that exceed its linguistic content. Her theoretical methodology begins with physical encounters, privileging materiality and teasing out its philosophical implications.
She has worked on a wide range of projects at the AGNSW including curating the exhibition See You at the Barricades (2015); managing the contemporary project series for 2014 and working on projects including Tino Sehgal: This is So Contemporary (2014); Francis Bacon: Five Decades (2012) and the John Kaldor Family Gallery (2011). Her publications include a chapter in the Kaldor catalogue and articles for Art & Australia, Art Monthly Australia and Art Asia Pacific, dealing with a range of topics from the devotional text in contemporary art through to empathy in contemporary Indian video art.