Aaron Hughes

I am an artist, curator, organizer, teacher, anti-war activist, and Iraq War veteran living in Chicago. ​I work collaboratively in diverse spaces and media to create meaning out of personal and collective trauma, deconstruct and transform systems of oppression, and seek liberation. Working through an interdisciplinary practice rooted in drawing and printmaking, I develop projects that deconstruct militarism and related institutions of dehumanization. These projects often utilize popular research strategies, experiment with forms of direct democracy, and operate in solidarity with the people most impacted by structural violence.

I work with a variety of art and activist projects including: Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, About Face: Veterans Against the War, and the emerging Veteran Art Movement.

Website:

www.aarhughes.org/

Residency Period:

Mar 2021–Apr 2021