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HI!

 

My name is Gabi Dao and I'm an artist and organizer from the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada. Now I'm based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I enjoy working through the mud of experiential and sensory entanglements— insisting on counter-memory, multiple truths, intimacy 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.

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