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
[Residency] Simposio - Borca di Cadore, IT - 2022

[Residency] Artwork as toolkit + Tools for the commons, Unidee - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2022
[Workshop] XYZ Supernòva by Scuola Open Source - Ancona, IT - 2021
[Residency] Uforia Open Residency - Mastronauta, Omegna, IT - 2021
[Workshop] I Next Radio by Scuola Open Source - Online - 2021
[Workshop] XYZ Supernòva by Scuola Open Source - Novara, IT - 2020
[Residency] Uforia Open Residency - Mastronauta, Omegna, IT - 2020
[Workshop] laGUIDA by cheFare -as member of Spazio Hydro- Online, 2020
[Residency] Modes of Instituting, Unidee - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2019
[Residency] Paesaggio Art Landscape - Viverone Lake, Biella, IT - 2019
[Workshop] Nube di parole by cheFare - Polo del ‘900 - Turin, IT- 2018
[Residency] Ludocity. Designing a site specific game, Unidee - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2017 [Residency] Unmaking: subverting the every-day, Unidee - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2016
[Residency] Sound, space, body, Unidee - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2016
[Workshop] Visual art lab by Antoni Muntadas - IUAV University, Venice, IT - 2011
[Workshop] Visual art lab by Lewis Baltz - IUAV University, Venice, IT - 2011
[Workshop] Visual art lab by Tania Bruguera - IUAV University, Venice, IT - 2010
[Workshop] Visual art lab by Cesare Pietroiusti - IUAV University, Venice, IT - 2009

Exhibitions, Screenings and Talks
[Tutoring] Casa Walser Residency, Hobeltè - Gressoney, IT - 2022
[Screening + Talk] Esseri reciproci - Imbarchino del Valentino, Pav Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, IT - 2022
[Screening] Celidonia, Marano Vicentino, IT - 2022
[Tutoring] “Decolonising the gaze to re-enchant reality” within the course AQUA. RIVER AS A SUBJECT promoted by Accademia Unidee (IT) and ArtEZ University of the Arts (NL), Biella, IT - 2022 [Screening] Una Boccata d’Arte - Museo della Navigazione Fluviale, Battaglia Terme, IT - 2021

[Solo] Cervo Project Room - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2021
[Lecture] “Creative Ecology” for Re:earth Residency, Biella, 2021 
[Talk] “Riprogettare il maschio: la sfida ecoqueer al Maschiocene” by Kabul Magazine, Online, IT, 2021 
[Lecture] “A practice of correspondences with the river” for Climate Urbanism class, Politecnico di Torino University, IT, 2021
[Live] Visual Music - Museo Borgogna, Vercelli, IT, 2021
[Solo] SAARV - Arte al Centro, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2019
[Live] Grunge - Imago, Varvara Festival, Torino, IT - 2017

[Live] Magma - San Michele Off, Bagnacavallo, IT - 2017
[Group] Wayfinding Film Festival - Wassaic Project, New York, USA - 2014
[Group] Wayfinding Film Festival - Farmer’s market, Belfast, USA - 2014
[Group] Wayfinding Film Festival - Space Gallery, Portland, USA - 2014
[Group] Wayfinding Film Festival - Avenue Concept, Providence, USA - 2014
[Group] Wayfinding Film Festival - O+ Festival, Kingston, USA - 2014
[Group] European Glass Experience - Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, FI - 2014
[Group] European Glass Experience - Centro national del Vidrio, La Granja, ES - 2014
[Group] European Glass Experience - Museu do Vidro, Marinha Grande, PT - 2014
[Group] European Glass Experience - Murano Glass Museum, Venice, IT- 2014
[Group] ANGAR A New Generation Artists  - Biella, IT- 2013
[Live] Liminal live performance tour - Parklife Festival, Biella, IT- 2013
[Live] Liminal live performance tour - The White Rabbit, Verona, IT - 2013
[Live] Liminal live performance tour - Differenti Sensazioni Festival, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT - 2012
[Live] Liminal live performance tour - Forte Fanfulla, Rome, IT- 2012
[Live] Liminal live performance tour - Metricubi, Venice, IT - 2012
[Group] D/Visioni, Ca’ Zanardi, Venice, IT - 2011
[Group] Il museo immaginario, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venice, IT - 2010
[Group] Ogni limite ha una pazienza (Esperienze non lineari del tempo), Magazzini Ligabue, Venice, IT - 2009
[Group] Carosello Italiano - Casa dell’energia, Miilan, IT - 2008
[Group] Kaleidoscope - Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Prato, IT - 2007

Riprogettare il maschio: la sfida ecoqueer al Maschiocene” in Linguaggi part I, Kabul Magazine - 2021
Irrisolto: partiture per corpi liberi” in Sensory Hiatus, Roots Routes Magazine #27 - 2018
Roll Up - 2016
A.N.G.AR. in residenza, self-published online catalogue - 2013

Visual Arts at Iuav, Venezia 2001-2011 - 2011
Listen party #3 - 2010
Videominuto, kaleidoscope online catalogue - 2007
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