KC Wei

Currently in residence

Casey Wei/KC Wei is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, and writer based in Vancouver. Her practice has evolved from filmmaking (Murky Colors (2012), Vater und Sohn / Father and Son / 父与子 (2013)), into works that cross over between art, music, and the community at large (Kingsgate Mall Happenings (2014), Chinatown Happenings (2015), the Karaoke Music Video Free Store (2017), the art rock? concert series (2015-2018), which resulted in her latest film, art rock? The Popular Esoteric (2018)). In 2016, she began Agony Klub, a music and printed matter label that releases material under the framework of the “popular esoteric.” The label has 21 releases to date, including a bi-annual magazine+mixtape, AK, featuring local and international collaborators. She plays in the music projects Kamikaze Nurse, hazy, and Painting, and sometimes produces music videos and texts under the alias Karen Zolo. She is co-founder and contributor of STILLS: moving image tract with Steffanie Ling, and has written texts for Blank Cheque Press, C Magazine, grunt gallery, and VIVO Media Art Centre, where she works as Video Out Distribution. Upcoming Agonyklub projects for 2020 include AK07, a Painting EP, Kamikaze Nurse’s sophomore LP, a poetry anthology titled, Friend Poems, and the collected Isn't it Pip? comic strip series (no. 1-100) by Justin Gradin and Doug Wideen.

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