British-born and Brooklyn-based, Robert Ayers has worked in the contemporary arts since the mid-1970s. He has written for publications since 1983 and in that time he has written hundreds of articles, reviews and reports for publications as various as ARTnews (New York), Art Monthly (London), Total Theatre (London), and The Seattle Times. He was a Contributing Editor at Artscribe (London) and a Senior Editor at ARTINFO.com (New York). He is currently New York correspondent for EIKON (Vienna).
He taught in British universities for many years, and was eventually promoted to Artistic Director and Professor of the Contemporary Arts at Nottingham Trent University.
In addition he worked for thirty-five years as a performance artist, presenting his work in Europe, the Americas, and Australia. Most recently he has worked as a political cartoonist.