AO Roberts is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and musician based in Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, Canada. Known for sculptural sound installations that contend with the voice, illness, and belief within techno-capitalism, Roberts also performs with the solo experimental sound project VOR.
Roberts has shared their work at galleries and festivals internationally, including Send + Receive Festival of Sound Art, Plug In ICA STAGES Biennial, TRUCK Gallery, SOMArts San Francisco, and The Auxiliary UK, with recent solo exhibitions Sickroom (2019 The University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery, Winnipeg), The Stridents (2017, TRUCK Contemporary, Calgary), and the Yolk of Menial Light (2015, aceartinc, Winnipeg),
Roberts is a 2022 MacDowell Fellow, a 2021 Sobey Longlist awardee and an artist in residence at Pioneerworks Centre for Art and Innovation (2016), Oolite Arts (2017), and Anderson Ranch (2022). Roberts writes on issues of sound, embodiment, gender and technology and holds an MFA from California College of the Arts (2014) and a BFA from the University of Manitoba (2011).