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Aaron Hughes


Aaron Hughes is an artist, activist, organizer, teacher, and Iraq War veteran based in Chicago. His multidimensional creative practice operates in diverse spaces and media as he seeks out connections, poetics, and moments of beauty in order to construct narratives and meaning out of personal and collective traumas. Hughes uses these narratives in the development of projects that expose and deconstruct systems of oppression and dehumanization.

Hughes works collaboratively with a range of artists, veterans, activists, and art organizations and projects including Iraq Veterans Against the War, Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative, National Veterans Art Museum, Warrior Writers, emerging Veteran Artists Movement, Dirty Canteen, and Prison & Neighborhood Arts Project.

Michael Rakowitz's Enemy Kitchen at MCA Hearts Chicago, Oct 22, 2017

Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

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