Andrea Oliver Roberts is a Winnipeg based multidisciplinary artist known for their sculptural installations and performance works that use sound, video and print to contend with technology, identity, and systems of belief within capitalism. Roberts has shown at galleries and performed at festivals internationally with recent presentations including Send + Receive 2019, Plug In ICA Stages Biennial, Montreal Film Pop, Truck Gallery, SomArts San Francisco, and The Auxiliary, UK. A founding member of the feminist artist collective ngtvspc and co-creator of the sound series Dah-Dit-Dah, Roberts has performed with a number of noise projects and punk bands including Wolbachia, Kursk, Hoover Death and VOR. Roberts writing on the voice, gender and technology has been featured on SoundingOut! and they were a recent artist in residence at Oolite Arts, Miami and Brooklyn’s Pioneerworks Center for Art and Innovation. Their work has been recognized by the Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and numerous awards from Canada Council for the Arts and the Manitoba Arts Council. They hold an MFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts (2014) and a BFA Hons. in Sculpture from the University of Manitoba (2011).

contact: aorobertsao at gmail.com

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019    Crisis Canon, Plug In ICA Stages Biennial.

2017    The Stridents. TRUCK gallery. Calgary. 

2015    The Yolk of Menial Light, aceartinc. Winnipeg

2012    Repeatability, Accuracy, Interchangeability. WINDOW.  Winnipeg

2011    Body Ruins, NGTVSPC, Winnipeg. 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019    Green Room, Robson Park, Vancouver, Curated by Jessica Evans 

2018    Connectivity. The Auxillary. Stockton on Tees, UK

2016    Superimposition: Sculpture and Image. Plug In ICA. Curated Jenifer Papararo. Winnipeg

2015    Stimulus, Response, Affect. University of Oakland Art Gallery. Detroit

2015    Survivance III. Centre-Culturel Franco-Manitobain. Winnipeg

2014    This is a Birdhouse, That's Minimalism. The Library Gallery. Winnipeg

2014    All In, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg

2014    California College of the Arts MFA Show, San Francisco

2014    Glitch, 1038, San Francisco

2013    Send and Receive Festival of Sound Art, Winnipeg

2013    Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards, SOMArts. San Francisco

2013    Voices From Beyond. Film Pop. Montreal

2013    The Bitters ‘Fuck It’, Whitdel Arts. Detroit 

2013    CT International Print Bienalle. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

2012    Survivability. Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.  Brandon

2012    Survivability. MAWA. Winnipeg

2012    New Work. Martha Street Studio. Winnipeg

2011    Scratch, Stain, Fold: A One Night Stand of Works on Paper. NGTVSPC. Winnipeg

2010    50 Proof. Martha Street Studio. Winnipeg

 

 

Education

California College of the Arts.  MFA Sculpture. 2012-2014 San Francisco

University of Manitoba School of Art.  BFA Hons, Sculpture. 2012 Winnipeg

Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts, Film Program.  1995 -1999 Burnaby

Awards / Fellowships / Residencies

2019      RBC On the Rise Award nominee

2018      Artists in Residency, The Auxiliary, Stockton on Tees, UK.

2017      Artist in Residence Art Center South Florida, Miami.

2017      RBC On the Rise Award nominee

2017      Canada Council Project Grant in Visual Arts, Manitoba Arts Council Media Arts Grant

2016      Artist in Residence Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn. 

2016      Manitoba Arts Council "A" Creation Production Grant, Video Pool Media Prod. Fund

2015      Artist in Residence, KALA Arts Institute. Berkeley.

2014      Manitoba Arts Council "B" Creation Production Grant. Winnipeg Arts Council IA Grant.

2014      Toby and Devan Lewis Award Finalist

2014      Headlands Graduate Fellowship Finalist

2013      Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Fellowship

2012      California College of the Arts Full Merit Scholarhip

2012      Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Endowed Scholarship

 

Bibliography

Kendra Place. "Andrea Roberts: The Stridents." C Magazine. 135: The Voice.  Sept 2017.  

"The Stridents #1-3."  Strangeways Magazine.  823:Thinking of You. Good Mother and Incline Gallery. 2016.

"Must Sees This Week." Canadian Art. Dec 1 2016.

"Say It Ain't So 1-4." Art & WonderIssue #4: Sound and the Voice. Intercopy. Autumn 2016.

Stephen Leyden Cochrane. “Layers of Meaning.” Winnipeg Free Press. Oct 20 2016.

Portia Priegert. "A Shifting Line: the art of text". Galleries West. April 29 2016.  

Cam Scott. “On Facing”. Critical Distance. 21:2. 2016

Stephen Leyden Cochrane. “2015 Critic’s Picks”.  Akimbo.ca. Dec. 17 2015. 
Stephen Leyden Cochrane. “Andrea Roberts at aceartinc., Winnipeg.” Akimbo.ca. Nov 3 2015.  
Stephen Leyden Cochrane. “In their Own Right”. Winnipeg Free Press. Sept 15 2015

Sara Thibault. "Review: 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition at California College of the Arts." SFAQ Online. May 2014.

Stephen Leyden Cochrane. “Art Burn: Let’s Take This Outside”. Uptown Magazine.  18 Aug 2012.

Stephen LeydenCochrane. “Art Burn: Caught you looking“ Uptown Magazine. 5 April 2012: pg 15.

Owen Swinn. “Gender Questions in Body Ruins” The Projector. 21 Nov 2011: pg 10.

Paperwait 12. Aceart Inc. Winnipeg MB.  2011.

Milena Placentile. “Milena Placentile in Winnipeg 11/01/11” Akimbo.ca. Nov 11 2011.

Publications

2015    “Echo and the Chorus of Female Machines”. Sounding Out!  soundstudiesblog.com

2013   “For Gee Vaucher”, Number Two, Ed. D-L Alvarez.

2012    Salt Cellar (Broadsheet). Co-published by As We Try and Sleep Press / Intercopy.

 

Presentations 

2017    Upcoming May 5: "Sound, the Voice and Loss".  MAWA First Friday Lecture. Winnipeg

2015    Artist Talk. The Yolk of Menial Light. aceartinc.

2015    Visiting Artist. Cartae Open School. 

2015    "Text, Error Message, Codification, Reverb" at New Media Art in the Greater Lakes Region Symposium, University of Oakland, Detroit, MI