Kim Villagante, also known as K!mmortal, is an artistic force to be reckoned with. As a visual artist, singer-songwriter/emcee, and arts-based community organizer currently based on Coast Salish Territory aka Vancouver, Kim fuses her phenomenal artistic talents with her activism. In 2013, Kim’s debut acting role in Sal Capone landed her a nomination in Montreal English Theatre Awards as “Outstanding Supporting Actress”.
In 2014, she released her debut album, “Sincerity” and represented Vancouver as the only Filipina emcee in 2015’s Canadian Music Week.
Her latest acting accomplishment was playing the lead in the one-woman play “Sister Mary’s A Dyke” written by Flerida Peña and directed by Jan Derbyshire. Kim was awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award in Community-Engaged arts in 2013, and is also the founder of “SHE”, an annual East-Vancouver event celebrating indigenous, black, and women of colour in WORD and MUSIC (shefestvan.com).
Her recent self-directed animated music video, “Brushing by heaven’s shoulder”, was selected to be screened at San Francisco’s Queer Women of Colour Film festival 2016. Check out more of her work at kimmortal.com or facebook.com/kimmortalmusic.