Keith Sanborn is a media artist, theorist and translator based in New York. His work has been the subject of a number of one person shows and has been included in major survey exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial (twice), and festivals such as OVNI (Barcelona), Video Vortex, The Rotterdam International Film Festival, EMAF, Oberhausen, Hong Kong Videotage, and Ostranenie (Dessau).
His theoretical work has appeared in publications ranging from Artforum and Kunst nach Ground Zero to exhibition catalogues published by MOMA (New York), Exit Art, and the San Francisco Cinematheque. He has translated into English the work of Guy Debord, René Viénet, Gil Wolman, Georges Bataille and Napoleon.
He has also worked as an independent curator with the Oberhausen, Exit Art, Artists Space, the Pacific Film Archive, CinemaTexas and others.
He teaches at Princeton University, where he is a Lecturer in the Program in Visual Arts and at Bard College, where he teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts Program of the Milton Avery Graduate School in the Arts. He is currently teaching at Smolny Institute in St. Petersburg on a Fulbright Fellowship and researching media in Russia.