Aaron Hughes was awarded a 2016 Curatorial Residency and National Performance Network Supported special project in collaboration with Amber Ginsburg.
Aaron Hughes is an artist, activist, organizer, teacher, and Iraq War veteran based in Chicago. His multi-dimensional creative practice operates in a diversity of spaces and media as he seeks out connections, poetics, and moments of beauty in order to construct narratives and meaning out of personal and collective traumas. He uses these narratives in the development of projects that expose and deconstruct systems of oppression and dehumanization.
Hughes works collaboratively with a range of artists, veterans, activists, and art organizations and projects including Iraq Veterans Against the War, Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative, National Veterans Art Museum, Warrior Writers, emerging Veteran Artists Movement, Dirty Canteen, and Prison & Neighborhood Arts Project.