mikiki

Base

Name

mikiki

City

toronto

Country

canada

Keywords

visual art, performance art, actionism, practiques relationnelles, mutual aid, queer, social practice, augmented reality, AR,,

Website

menshealthproject.wix.com/mikiki

Bio

Mikiki is a performance and video artist and queer community health activist of Acadian/Mi’kmaq and Irish descent from Newfoundland, Canada. They attended NSCAD and Concordia before returning to St. John’s to work as Programming Coordinator at Eastern Edge Gallery. They later moved to Calgary to work as the Director of TRUCK Gallery. Their work has been presented throughout Canada and internationally in self-produced interventions, artist-run centres and public galleries.

Their identity as an artist is informed and intrinsically linked to their history as a sexual health educator, harm reduction worker and activist. Mikiki’s creative themes often address safety and responsibility, disclosure and self-determination, community building and reckoning with trauma and loss. Mikiki has worked as a Sexuality Educator in Calgary’s public schools, a Bathhouse Attendant in Saskatoon, Drag Queen Karaoke Hostess in St. John’s. Mikiki has worked in various capacities in the Gay Men’s Health and HIV response in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, and recently in Harm Reduction Outreach and HIV testing.
Mikiki is an advisory member of Beyond LIVING’s Life Force, providing strategic direction for global HIV/AIDS advocacy in concert with the three global PLHIV networks: GNP+, ICW and Y+.

Mikiki is now dedicated to their art practice full time and irregularly hosting their Golden Girls screening & queer cultural studies lecture series Rose Beef.

Performance Discipline

Performance Art

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