Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts as VOR. 2018. Photo by: Robert Szkolnicki.

Andrea Roberts


Andrea Roberts is a Winnipeg based multidisciplinary artist and musician who works primarily in installation and performance. Known for their provisional sculptural installations that incorporate text, the voice, print, video and sound, Roberts’ work is concerned with everyday experiences of technology, labour, identity and trauma within capitalism. A former member of influential feminist punk bands Wolbachia and Kursk, as well as the infamous vacuum-based noise trio, Hoover Death, since 2015 Roberts has been performing solo with VOR, an experimental electronic project. Roberts has exhibited in both group and solo presentations internationally, including TRUCK Gallery (Calgary), Film Pop (Montreal), The Auxiliary/MAW (Middlesbrough, UK), The University of Oakland (Detroit) and SomArts (San Francisco). Roberts is a recipient of the Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, a recent nominee for the RBC On the Rise Award, and has received a number of Canada Council and Manitoba Arts Council awards. Roberts holds an MFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts (2014), a BFA Hons in Sculpture from the University of Manitoba (2011) and and was recently artist in residence at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation and Miami’s Art Center South Florida.