My work as an artist is inspired by my experience of becoming deaf and by a politicised, yet humorous sensibility towards disability. Mostly, I devise unique artworks that are created on-site immediately prior to their public presentation. These consider the situation I encounter and represent, in part, my response to it. In the last ten years I have created over 300 performances, videos, installations and publications in Britain, Europe, Japan, Greenland, China, Australia and North America.

Awards include: Arts Council England Helen Chadwick Fellowship in Rome; Artist Links, British Council, Beijing and Shanghai; Three-Year AHRC Fellowship, Birmingham City University; Cocheme Fellowship, Byam Shaw School of Art; the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, Spike Island, Bristol; Artist in Residence at the Walker Art Gallery for the Liverpool Biennial and DaDaFest 2012. I was the recipient of the Stephen Cripps Studio award at Acme Artists Studios, High House, Purfleet 2013 - 14.

I have a D.Phil doctorate in critical theory from the University of Sussex (1997). A monograph ‘Aaron Williamson – Performance, Video, Collaboration’ was published by the Live Art Development Agency in 2007.