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My name is Gabi Dao (she/they) and I'm an artist and organizer currently based between the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations (colonially known as Vancouver, Canada) and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
I'm interested in sensory entanglements and affirmations— the ways these can insist on counter-memory, multiple truths, other ways of knowing and blurred temporalities, against the capitalist linearity of cause-and-effect. Often these manifest through long gestating, fragmentary periods of research, eventually becoming sculpture, installation, collage, moving image, sound, miscellaneous forms of writing and community events.
I've screened, exhibited and participated in projects across Turtle Island, Europe and Asia. I also hustle my slow, small batch, indie perfume PPL’S PERFUME on the side. I was honoured to be shortlisted for the 2021 Sobey Art Award.
February 5, 2023