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