Banner image: 'Demonstrating the World' (2016); performance. Photograph by Manuel Vason


Affiliation with Shape: Recipient of Unlimited Commission with 'Demonstrating the World', Winner of 2010 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary and exhibiting artist in ARMB Shortlist 1 and ARMB Shortlist 3

Artist Statement 

Aaron Williamson’s work is informed by his experience of becoming deaf, and by a politicised yet humorous sensibility towards disability. At a University of California San Diego lecture in 1998, Williamson coined the term ‘deaf gain’ as a counter-emphasis to ‘hearing loss’.

Artist Leaps On To The Gallery Wall, 2008. Aaron Williamson
'Artist Leaps On To The Gallery Wall' (2008); performance 

Over the last twenty five years Aaron Williamson has created more than 300 exhibitions, performances, interventions, videos, installations and publications for galleries, museums and festivals. 

'The Cyclodusa' (2012); performance at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Biennial / DaDaFest

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