Looking/Not Looking


  • Aaron Henderson University of Pittsburgh




Artist Portfolio

Author Biography

Aaron Henderson, University of Pittsburgh

Aaron Henderson’s photographs, videos and installations are inspired by a visceral and intellectual interest in how the body moves through space. His projects articulate different facets of an ongoing critique of our relationship to spectacle, technology and performance. He believes that is only through a thorough examination of ourselves—and our culture—that we can discover what we were, what we are, and what we are becoming.

Well acquainted with movement, he threw himself into walls and off of platforms for STREB Extreme Action, an acrobatic performance company from 2002-6. His videos and installations have been presented at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Wexner Center, and many other museums and galleries in the United States, Europe and Asia. His projection designs have been presented at Lincoln Center, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston) and theaters and festivals around the world. 

Aaron is an Associate Professor in the Department of Studio Arts at the University of Pittsburgh.  




How to Cite

Henderson, A. (2018). Looking/Not Looking. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 7, 76–80. https://doi.org/10.5195/contemp.2018.269