Vancouver-based artist Gabi Dao will undertake a media residency throughout the spring and summer of 2017. Gabi Dao questions the conditions of aesthetic experience through reflections on the nuances of identity, personal histories and memory. While in residence she will be working in the sound studio to produce a new podcast series Here Nor There alongside a series of sound-based events and gatherings entitled Slow Wave. The parallel series is interested in the politics surrounding cross-disciplinary, DIY artistic communities through practices of conversation, interviews, listening and self-broadcasting.
Dao is a prolific co-organizer of exhibitions, readings, musical performances, and other happenings at AVENUE (2013-2015) and DUPLEX studios. She recently completed a BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, was the inaugural recipient of the Portfolio Prize award for emerging artists in 2016.
Dao’s residency is funded through the BC Arts Council Early Career Residency Program.