AO Roberts is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and musician based in Treaty 1 territory, Winnipeg.
They create sculptural sound installations and performances that contend with the voice, illness, disability, and belief within techno-capitalism. Roberts has shared their work in the UK, Cuba, USA, and Canada with recent shows including, Send + Receive Festival of Sound Art, Plug In ICA STAGES Biennial, SOUND/IMAGE 22.
A 2022 MacDowell Fellow and 2021 National Gallery of Canada Sobey Longlist awardee, Roberts is a frequent musical collaborator who also composes and performs with VOR, a solo experimental electronic project. In 2023, experimental label Makade Star released VOR’s debut full-length recording, Ruminant.
Roberts holds an MFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts and a BFA Hons. in Sculpture from the University of Manitoba