Robin Kahn

Interviews, Presentations & Media Coverage


Klein, Sandi. Interview with Robin Kahn, Artist, Curator. Sandi Klein’s Conversations with Creative Women. March 22, 2016. (broadcast and podcast) link

The Value of Food.” White Hot Magazine, April 2016. link


Kahn, Robin  “Food For Thought: When Art Becomes a Meal.” The Episcopalian New Yorker, Fall 2015, pp. 8-9. Online edition: link

Clark, Roger, NY1 News 
. “ 'Value of Food' Exhibit Takes Root Inside UWS Cathedral.” October 5, 2015. (video link in online edition). Online Edition: link


Vila-Matas,Enrique. "Kassel No Invita a La Lógica", Seix Barral Bibiloteca Breve, Spain.

Loder, Dave (editor). "Skin of the Goat" , Autonomedia, NY

Engelstadt, Janeil. "MAP 2013: The Workbook", Make Art With Purpose, Dallas , Texas.


Gonzalez, Melissa, "The Art of Sahrawi Hospitality", Dallas Museum of Arts blog, October 25, 2013 link

Cotter, Holland
. "War is For the Living," The New York Times, March 15, 2013.

Kahn, Robin. "The Art of Sahrawi Cooking", The Museum of Modern Art, NYC , March 25, 2013,  link 


Kahn, Robin. Presentation at the Special Commission in Support of Western Sahara's Self-Determination, General Assembly, The United Nations, NYC, October 4, 2012.      link  (video at 2':09":50)

Kahn, Robin. Global Initiatives, CREATIVE TIME. Interview on Western Sahara with Polisario Representative
La.Sra Nadjat Hamdi", September 15, 2012.   link         


          Gookin, Kirby.  
 "The Art of Sahrawi Cooking": an impromptu dance and proclomation of friendship between Polisario
          Minister of Culture Khadija Hamdi and Senegalese artist Issa Samb.   June 7, 2012,   link 

          Vernissage TV.  dOCUMENTA(13) Preview. June, 7, 2012 "Robin Kahn & The Art of Sahrawi Cooking" (video at 4':20")   link 

          RASD TV . Reporting in Arabic from "The Art of Sahrawi Cooking" to the Tindouf Refugee Camps, Algeria, June.      link

          InTheTENT.ORG. GRADCAM (Dublin, Ulster, Ireland) A Daily Website on Public Activities at "The Art of Sahrawi Cooking": 
             Editorial Selections by 

             Jarvis, Beatrice. "The Quiet Act of Sharing."

             Jarvis, Beatrice + Walsh, Amy. "Recipe Exchanges."

             Walsh, Amy. "Adaptable Vegetable Medley w/Curry+Spices."

             Jarvis + Walsh. "Food for Sharing."                       
             Walsh, Amy + White, Aislinn. "Occupying Roles."  link

         Taussig, Michael. “Robin Kahn and La Cooperativa Unidad Nacional Mujeres Saharauis: The Art of Sahrawi Cooking.”

          Das Beitegleitbuch / The Guidebook. Kassel and Ostfildern: dOCUMENTA (13) and Hatje/Cantz. (w/illustrations). 
         “An Exhibition Opens in Kassel, 6/6/2012 –16/6/2012” and “Karlsaue Park.”
          Das Logbuch / The LogBook. Kassel and Ostfildern: dOCUMENTA (13) and Hatje/Cantz. (w/illustrations) 

          “The Art of Sahrawi Cooking: A Couscous Event” What/When: A Guide to the Maybe Education and Public Programming, Kassel, Germany, Documenata(13) and Hatje/Cantz.

          Jocks, Heinz-Norbert . "Kollektiv Unterwegs Oder Die Frauen Aus Der WestSahara." Kunstforum International, BD. 217,    
          August-September 2012. p336-341  (German interview w/illustrations).


          Robecchi, Michele. “Documenta 13: No Stone Unturned.” Flash Art, July/August/September 2012.


          Smith, Roberta. "Art Show as Unruly Organism: Documenta(13)",  The New York Times, June 14,

          Volk, Gregory. "A Walk in the dOCUMENTA Park." Art in America, june 15, 

          Yablonsky, Linda. “Making History” Artforum, September 28, 2012. 

          Nathan, Emily. "Documenta 134: Living Artworks" ArtNet, June 2012. link

          Corbett, Rachel. "Documenta 2012:Bombs Away" ArtNet, June
          Della Valle, Martina. “Having Dinner at a Refugee Camp: The Art of Sahrawi Cooking.” Essen: A Taste Magazine,
          September 12, 2012.               


Schneider, Jürgen. “Weitgehend Unsichtbar: Notizen von der dOCUMENTA(13). Die Kunst der Sahrauischen Küche.” Junge Welt. (#158) July 10, 2012. (w/ illustration). 

“Die dOCUMENTA (13).” Live: das Magazin fur Kassel + Nordhessen. (w/illustrations)

“Karlsaue” Art: Das Kunstmagazin. Special issue: dOCUMENTA (13). (w/illustrations). 

Autonomedia Collective. “Dining in Refugee Camps,” Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium. Williamsburg, NY: Autonomedia, 2012. (w/illustration).

Christopher Grimes blog

 (NOTE: need to search within site to find article)

Artifariti.blogspot (June 11, 2012)

d-13 at Restencia Saharaui, A WOMAN'S PLACE? Robin Kahn in conversation with Stephanie Bailey - Interview

Robin Kahn Interview for MOMMY- an-e-journal on women artists. Mommy

G. Roger Denson, From Dining in Refugee Camps to dOCUMENTA 13: The Art of Seeking Sahrawi Independence, Huffington Post - Pdf of Dining in Refugee Camps


With Food in Mind. NY: The Center for Book Arts, 2011. (w/artist project).

Autonomedia Collective. “Dining in Refugee Camps,” Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium. Williamsburg, NY: Autonomedia, 2011. 

Gordon, Amanda. “Art Talk: Flour in the Desert.” Art News. January 2011. (illustration).

Guzmán, Federico and Alonso Gil. Construyendo Tierra Libre: ARTifariti 2010, IV Encuentros Internancionales de Arte en Territorios Liberados del Sáhara Occidental. Tifariti, Free Territories of Western Sahara, 2010. (illustration).


Gaston, Deborah L. “Telling Secrets: Codes, Captions, and Conundrums in Contemporary Art.” Women in the Arts. Washington DC: National Museum of Women in the Arts. Vol 27, no. 2. (Fall 2009). (illustration).

Simon, Adam, ed. Fine Art Adoption Network. Art in General, NY, 2009. (illustration).


Robinson, Walter. “Holiday Shopping,” Artnet Magazine (, December 2008.


Goldsmith, Kenneth. “Living with Music,” New York Times, November 22, 2007. (online edition:


Exhibition Catalogue. What F Word? NY: Cynthia Broan Gallery, 2007. (illustration).


Pasternak, Anne, et al. Creative Time, The Book: 33 Years of Public Art in New York City. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. (w/illustrations).


Bradley, Melissa Biggs, “My Fair Island,” Art + Auction, January 2007. (illustration).


Ebayaday: World Travels of Complete Artist Listings, December 2006. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 2006. (artist page, illustrations and statement).


Anonymous. “The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Art,” Umbrella, October/November, 2006.


Spence, Rebecca. “Gender Re-Issue,” Art News, October 2006.


Schappell, Elissa. “Hot Type,” Vanity Fair, September 2006.


Flow, Fine Lines: Fine Artists Original work on Limited Edition Surfboards. Laguna Beach, CA and Pacific Grove, CA: Peter Blake Gallery and Lisa Coscino Gallery, 2006. (w/illustration).


Willcox, Kathleen. “A ‘Flying’ Writer Decorates Her Nest,” The New York Sun, May 23, 2006. (w/illustration of painting in collection of Erica Jong).


Edelson, Mary Beth. “Patti Smith,” Mary Beth Edelson: A Well Lived Life. Malmo: Malmo Konstmusuem, 2006.


New Museum. Paper: New Art, New Ideas: New Museum 1977-2007. Vol. 01, (November 2006).


Cárcel de Amor: Relatos Culturales Sobre la Violencia de Género. Madrid: Museo Nacionales Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2005. (illustration).


Anon. “Sex Art Curator to Get it On Today at Michigan Theater,” Michigan Daily News, October 7, 2004.


Edelson Mary Beth and Amelia M Trevelyan. “Time Line,” The Art of MARY BETH EDELSON. NY: Seven Cycles, 2002.


What’s the Use? Ann Arbor, MI: Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, 2002; (illustration).


Gookin, Kirby. “Flora and Fauna: A Brief Lexicon on the Artist Assembled by her Husband,” Robin Kahn: Flora & Fauna, NY: Bill Maynes Gallery, 2001 (reprinted 2012).


Cottingham, Laura. Combien de ‘sales’ feministes faut-il pour changer une ampoule? Lyon, France: Editions Tahin Party, 2000.


Artists Books. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2000; (illustration).


ID/y2k: Identity at the Millenium. New Rochelle, NY: Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, 2000.


Snapshot: Baltimore, MD: Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, 2000. Travelled: Beaver College, etc.


Schwabsky, Barry. Review, Artforum, November 1999.


Lauf, Cornelia and Phillpot, Clive. Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists’ Books. NY: American Federation of the Arts & D.A.P., 1998. (illustrations).


Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, NY, 1998.


The Jewel Box Project, Bang on a Can, New York, NY, 1998 (illustration).


Binkowski, Edward, ed. The Fringe Oxymoron, Vol. 2, 1998. (illustrations).


Platzker, David. “On Multiples, Editions and Artist’s Publications,” NY Arts, September 1998. (illustration).


Schaffner, Ingrid. “Reviews: Thread,” Artforum, February 1998, (illustration).


Princenthal, Nancy. “Artist’s Books: Runaway Girls,” On Paper, March/April 1998 (illustrations).


Provo, Annie. “New York: Thread,” New Art Examiner, November 1997.


Griffin, Tim. “Thread,” Time Out New York, September 25-October 2, 1997.


Cotter, Holland. “Thread,” New York Times, September 19, 1997.


Thread, Christinerose Gallery, NY, 1997.


Kuspit, Donald. “The Representation of the Woman in Modern and Postmodern Art,” Feminine Image,
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, 1997. (illustration).


Princenthal, Nancy. “Artist’s Book Beat: Reveries of a Spinster,” On Paper, February 1997.


Anonymous. “Reveries of a Spinster,” Umbrella, Vol. 20, no. 1, January 1997.


Watson, Simon. Simon Says: Art, Music, Performance, A Critical Guide. (February 1997). (illustration).


Codrington, Andrea. “Milking Dada: Robin Kahn,” World Art, #2, 1996.


Arning, Bill. “Sleeping with the Avant-Garde,” Time Out New York, May 1-8, 1996, (with illustration).


Schaffner, Ingrid. "Reviews: Robin Kahn," Artforum, February 1996.


Anonymous. “Arts Watch,” Ms., March/April 1996.


Anon. "Prints+Photographs: Robin Kahn, Bookmarks," Print Collectors Newsletter, Mar-Apr. 1996.


Princenthal, Nancy. "Artist's Book Beat," Print Collector's Newsletter, November-December 1995.


Smith, Roberta. "Art in Review: Robin Kahn," New York Times, October 27, 1995.


Yau, John. Material Matters: Art in the Anchorage, Brooklyn, NY: Creative Time, 1995.


Art in the Anchorage, 1995: Affirmative Actions: Artists at Work. NY: Creative Time, 1995.


Intimacy, The National Arts Club, New York. Essay by Tomek Lamprecht.


MacAdam, Barbara. "Pork Sausage and Pixilated Soldiers," Art News, March 1995.


Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection. The New Museum, NY, 1995.


Cottingam, Laura. "The Feminist Continuum: Art After 1970," The Power of Feminist Art, Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, eds. NY: Abrams, 1994.


Athena & Arachne, NY: Apex Art, 1994, Essay by Maurice Berger.


Giusti, Karin. “Signatures in the Public Sphere: Temporary Public Art, New York,” Public Art Review, Spring/Summer 1994.


Gamerman, Amy. "The Gallery: Is It Art or Just a Bad Hair Day?" Wall Street Journal, April 5, 1994.


Smith, Roberta. "Artists Select Part I," NY Times, January 7, 1994.


Bad Girls, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, 1994.


The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, NY, 1993.


Codrington, Andrea. "Dial-an-Artist," Elle Magazine, November, 1993.


Huntington, Richard. "Wearing Thin," Buffalo News, November 26, 1993.


Carlson, Donna. "White Men in Suits," Art Voice Buffalo, November 17-30th, 1993.


Atkins, Robert. "Scene and Heard: Promotion," Village Voice, October 26, 1993.


Princenthal, Nancy. "Artist’s Book Beat," Print Collector's Newsletter, Vol. XXIV, No.5, Nov./Dec. 1993.


Hess, Elizabeth. "She Wore a Brand New Jersey," Village Voice, June 16, 1993


Cotter, Holland. "In New Jersey,...Jersey City." New York Times, July 23, 1993.


Raynor, Vivienne, New York Times, August 15, 1993.


Concepts with Neon, SUNY, Stony Brook, 1993.


Braff, Phyllis. "Neon as a Medium for Complex Messages," New York Times, April 4, 1993.


Levin, Kim. "Choices, "Village Voice, March 23, 1993.


Flynn, Patrick J.B. "Hair," Art Paper, Februry 1993.


Baldauf, Anette. "Does Your Pussy Do the Dog?" Falter, Vienna, 1993.


Gandee, Charles. "People Are Talking About," Vogue, January 1993.


Hair, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 1993. Essay by Allison Ferris.


Getting to KNOw You, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 1993. Essays by Thomas Krüger, Barbara Straka, Ingrid Wagner-Kantuser, Frank Wagner, et. al.


Salpeter, Ellen F. Pressing Issues. Brooklyn NY: Permanent Press, Winter 1993. (illustrations)


Kissick, John. "On View: Effected Desire," The New Art Examiner, March 1993.


Wulffen, Thomas, "Berlin: Wo bleibt die Differenz? Künstlerhaus Bethanien: 'Getting to KNOw You,"
[L]yma, January 1993.


Cottingham, Laura. "Getting to kNOw you: Sexual Insurrection and Resistance," neue bildende kunst, #6,


Multiplicity, traveling exhibition 1992-1993. Essay by Kirby Gookin. (illustration).


Effected Desire, Raczka, Robert, curator. The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992.


Odom, Michael, "Effected Desire," In Pittsburgh, October 22-29, 1992.


Codrington, Andrea. "Pressing Issues," Metropolis, September 1992.


Kissick, John. "Cutting," New Art Examiner, Summer 1992.


Anonymous. "Multiples...," Print Collector's Newsletter, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, July-August, 1992.


Anonymous. "In Brief," Flash Art, May/June, 1992.


Anonymous. “News: Independent Press,” Flash Art,


Atkins, Robert. "Scene & Heard: Xmas/Hanukkah," Village Voice, December 22, 1992.


Atkins, Robert. "Scene & Heard: Sketchpad," Village Voice, April 30, 1992.


Princenthal, Nancy. "Artist’s Book Beat," Print Collector's Newsletter, Vol. XXIII, No.1, Mar./Apr. 1992.


Pasternak, Anne. "The Abortion Project," Art New England, February/March 1992.


Raczka, Robert. Cutting, Allegheny College, PA, 1992 (w/ cover illustration).


Wadsworth, Susan. "Window Pain: Fresh Windows at Real Art Ways," Hartford Chronicler, Nov. 28, 1991.


Gulliver's Travels, Galerie Sophia Ungers and DuMont Buchverlag, Köln, 1991.


White Columns: Update 1991, White Columns, NY, 1991. (w/cover illustration).


Smith, Roberta, "Art in Review, 'The Subversive Stitch,'" New York Times, July 12, 1991.


Levin, Kim, "Choices," The Village Voice, July 16, 1991.


Berger, Maurice, "The Subversive Stitch," The Subversive Stitch. Simon Watson, NY, 1991.


Mahoney, Robert, "New York in Review," Arts Magazine, Summer 1991.


Warner, Marina, "Bush Natural," Parkett #27, 1991; illustration.

Limits of Perception, Lino Silverstein, Barcelona, 1991.


Exhibition Catalogue. All Quiet on the Western Front, Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris, 1990.


Levin, Kim, "Best Picks," Village Voice, July 24, 1990.


Smith, Roberta, "The Group Show as Crystal Ball," New York Times, Friday, July 6, 1990.


Everson Biennial 1988, Syracuse, NY, 1988. (illustration).