BALTIC Bites: Aaron Hughes

Publication Date 01 Apr 2019

BALTIC is delighted to present the second BALTIC Artists’ Award, a worldwide biennial art award judged solely by artists. Three internationally renowned artist-judges, Lubaina Himid, Michael Rakowitz and Haegue Yang, have each selected an artist who has the opportunity to realise new work which will be seen in this four-month exhibition.

Aaron Hughes (born 1982, Waukegan, IL, USA) is an artist, activist, organiser, teacher, and Iraq War veteran based in Chicago. Hughes works collaboratively with a range of artists, veterans, activists, art organizations and projects, operating in diverse spaces and media. His work seeks out and shares the poetic connections that bind us together, reveal our shared humanity and make meaning out of personal and collective trauma. Selected by Michael Rakowitz.

Aaron and Michael are in conversation for this BALTIC Bites video.

Format BALTIC Bites
Related Artists Aaron Hughes, Michael Rakowitz
Related Events BALTIC Artists' Award 2019 (15 February – 16 June 2019), Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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