Robin McAulay

Robin McAulay
Born 1964 BirthLondon, United Kingdom.
Lives and works in HomeCopenhagen, Denmark.

Documentation and anthropological study of metropolitan inhabitants and urban industrial environments


The Wallet – mixed media installation – Klink & Bank, – collaboration with Erling TV Klingenberg (ISL) – Kitchen Motors 5 year anniversary festival – Reykjavik, Iceland – 2004

Naked in the city – photographic/interactive collaboration with Liselotte Justesen (DK) Meet da llama – Copenhagen – 2004

Toy story – photographic group show – Torun, Poland – 2005.

Urban Space, biannual Brazilian photography festival FotoRio – Rio de Janeiro/Berlin – 2007.

Urban Space, at the 7th Festival of documentary photography FOTOPUB – Slovenia – 2007.

Urban Space, 5th Edition of FOTO ARTE – Brasilia, Brazil – 2007.

111 vs Kling & Bang gallery group show – guest photographic collaboration with Maria Dembek (PL) Torstrasse 111, Berlin – 2007

New Life Festival – Berlin – May 2008

Urban Communities – KiM: Brunnenstrasse, Berlin – June 2008

Artists on the verge of something II – group exhibition – gallery Kling & Bang – Reykjavik, Iceland – July 2008.

Urban Space – 4th International Festival of photography – Paraty Em Foco – Paraty, Brazil – Sept 2008.


File Magazine

Photo Media Center – Holga Show


Robin McAulay’s work traverses aspects surrounding contemporary culture and the infinite materialization of urban landscape. As a photographer his images combine conceptual, abstract elements, and simultaneously questioning common notions of the sociology of neo-primitivism in modern Europe. He positions himself within the ubiquitous dualism of dynamism and subversion of allegorical images as patterns.

McAulay’s photographic images are simply a static synthesis of the conceptual and the non-static of ideological foundation. His creative strategy is an assault on 21st century geomorphology of colour, space and form. McAulay engages in a collective dialogue, constructing realities and explores abstract and dynamic scenery as motifs to describe the idea of hyper-real space. Symbiotic dialogue is sanctioned putting into its place forms and dynamics, conceptual loops to non-linear narratives.

Robin McAulay lives and works in Copenhagen.