Robin Birdd is an installation, conceptual, and new media artist of color from Oakland, California. She is also the co-founder of the experiential design collective MACRO WAVES. Drawing inspiration from childhood memories of play, discovery and trauma, Birdd explores the intimacies and feelings of rebellion and order that carry over to adulthood. Birdd’s work is deeply rooted in investigating childhood memory and feelings often shaped by external forces like colonialism, capitalism, and institutional racism. Birdd creates experience based works, utilizing play, make-belief, role playing, sci-fi and mythology as vehicles to investigate and explore these memories. Her installations are object based, utilizing materials that hold cultural significance in the real world, as well as the virtual world. Birdd's work attempts to decolonize memories through the use of play and humor.
Birdd received her BA at San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Studio Art. She was the recent recipient of SOMArt’s 2018 - 2019 Curatorial Residency. Her last textile piece, The metamorphosis of the Butterfly-Snake was recently featured in Juxtapoz for the group show Lil Swim at the Luggage Store Gallery and her collective MACRO WAVES recent installation, Cortextual Voyager 3000 was featured in KQED's article "An Expanded Vision of Healing and Divine Black Femininity". Birdd is currently a Visual Arts Curator in Residence at SOMArts.