aaron inker works with a variety of media, most frequently installation, audio, video, and socially based field work. To stimulate discussion, generate thought, invite people to reflect, be critical and curious, investigate questions about reality and everyday life - things that are usually unnoticed - are the main aims of the artistic process.
Based on his passion for science and sci-fi, his latest research has developed around theory fiction, understood as the ability of artistic and cultural products (and process) to merge or mix theoretical elements [philosophy, academic texts, scientific data, ...] and narrative/aesthetic [speculative fiction, science fiction, worldbuilding ... ].
Theory fiction, like artistic research, is a tool that attempts to recount the complexity of the contemporary world, to reconnect people to the time and space they are living, counteracting the distortions of an economic system based on the extraction of resources and data and the post-truth drift of storytelling. A model -an onthology- that leads to a fragmented and individualistic society where neither the sciences nor the research disciplines in the humanities are able to explain the reality, to connect with people and include them into a shared ground.
The potential of art, in this theory-fiction attitude, is precisely that of creating new worlds, new imagery, opening up new lines of thought, unhinging the sectorised world and mixing skills and experience from different fields into new practices.
Working often as an educator and a cultural operator has brought his research towards a relational approach, focusing on the connection between his own practice and the community, environment and context in which he’s operating.
Building on this approach, he is co-founder and part of the team behind an independent cultural space named Hydro - hosted in the Fondazione Pistoletto complex - active in the design, development and experimentation of new forms of cultural experience and audience engaging strategies for artistic, social and cultural content.
His visual research also extends to the profession of vj which led him to take care of the visual impact of clubs, events, and international festivals and perform alongside renowned artists.
MA Visual and Performing Arts - IUAV University, Venice, IT 2012
BA Visual Arts - ACME Fine Arts Academy, Novara, IT 2008
Workshops and Residencies
XYZ Supernòva by Scuola Open Source - Novara, IT - 2020
Uforia Open Residency - Mastronauta, Omegna, IT - 2020
Modes of Instituting, Unidee - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2019
Paesaggio Art Landscape - Viverone Lake, Biella, IT - 2019
Nube di parole - Polo del ‘900 - Turin, IT- 2018
Ludocity. Designing a site specific game, Unidee - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2017 Unmaking: subverting the every-day, Unidee - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2016
Sound, space, body, Unidee - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2016
Visual art lab by Antoni Muntadas - IUAV University, Venice, IT - 2011
Visual art lab by Lewis Baltz - IUAV University, Venice, IT - 2011
Visual art lab by Tania Bruguera - IUAV University, Venice, IT - 2010
Visual art lab by Cesare Pietroiusti - IUAV University, Venice, IT - 2009
Exhibitions, Screenings and Talks
SAARV - Arte al Centro, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2019
Wayfinding Film Festival - Wassaic Project, New York, USA - 2014
Wayfinding Film Festival - Farmer’s market, Belfast, USA - 2014
Wayfinding Film Festival - Space Gallery, Portland, USA - 2014
Wayfinding Film Festival - Avenue Concept, Providence, USA - 2014
Wayfinding Film Festival - O+ Festival, Kingston, USA - 2014
European Glass Experience - Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, FI - 2014
European Glass Experience - Centro national del Vidrio, La Granja, ES - 2014
European Glass Experience - Museu do Vidro, Marinha Grande, PT - 2014
European Glass Experience - Murano Glass Museum, Venice, IT- 2014
ANGAR A New Generation Artists - Biella, IT- 2013
Liminal live performance tour - Parklife Festival, Biella, IT- 2013
Liminal live performance tour - The White Rabbit, Verona, IT - 2013
Liminal live performance tour - Differenti Sensazioni Festival, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2012
Liminal live performance tour - Forte Fanfulla, Rome, IT- 2012
Liminal live performance tour - Metricubi, Venice, IT - 2012
Carosello Italiano - Casa dell’energia, Miilan, IT - 2008
Kaleidoscope - Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Prato, IT - 2007
Roots Routes Magazine #27 - 2018
Roll Up - 2016
ANGAR - A New Generation Artists _ in residenza - 2013
Listen party #3 - 2010