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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 capitalism. Roberts has shared their work in the UK, Cuba, USA, and Canada with recent presentations 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 and inaugural resident at Minneapolis' Dreamsong Gallery, A former member of a string of noise and punk bands (Wolbachia, Hoover Death, Kursk), Roberts is a frequent musical collaborator who now primarily records with the solo experimental electronic project VOR. 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.


Portrait of artist AO Roberts, a white 40-something nonbinary artist with a curly blonde mullet, green glasses, and a tie-dyed rust and black-coloured long-sleeved shirt with its sleeves pulled up. They are in their studio but large window surrounded by plants. A curly metal sculpture hangs over their head.
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