"K!mmortal isn't just a multi-disciplinary artist, she's creating a universe." - CBC ARTS
My name is Kim Villagante, also known as my emcee name Kimmortal. I am a queer filipin@ diasporic first generation settler based on unceded, unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories also known as Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'm primarily known as an emcee/singer-songwriter/poet but I use music as an umbrella for all my mediums as i am an interdisciplinary type of artist. I went to school for Visual Arts and Art History and would hit up open mics and share poetry and raps on my guitar. My work has evolved since to incorporate song, poetry, rap, dance, and visuals. Some of the highlights of my work thus far have included: being featured on CBC Exhibitionists, having my music-video animation screened at the Queer Women of Colour festival (San fran), performing with at Kultura FIlipino Arts Festival (Toronto), featuring at Junofest 2018 and SXSW in Austin, TX alongside my fellow femcee Missy D, NXNE (Toronto), and Khatsalano festival. I received a nomination as Best Female supporting actress in the theatre production called Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy for Montreal's English Theatre Awards and also facilitate workshops that utilize the arts as a tool for healing, decolonization and resistance. I have opened up for some of my favourite artists including Ruby Ibarra, Shad K, Saul Williams, and Bif Naked. Stay tuned in!
“Her flow, her storytelling and that unmistakable voice culminates into, what I feel, can be one of the most relevant artists to come out the country”- Romeo Candido, CBC Producer