apè Aliermo

The Philippines

apè attempts to create sonic works that uncover clandestine narratives while gently asking one to question socio-political systems, capitalism and reality. Her current 8.2-channel sound installation reflects the emotional journey of birth through sampled audio recordings of racialized women giving birth. As a Filipinx-Canadian artist, apè is a strong believer in empowering others with the knowledge to be an autonomous artist and strives to build conscious communities. She regularly gives artist talks and workshops, occasionally teaches at various universities and collaborates on community art projects. She is the Artistic Director of Venus Fest, a music and art festival in Tkaronto/Toronto, that focusses on amplifying voices of women, gender-diverse, queer and racialized artists. Sometimes you can find apè late at night, playing high bpm live-hardware dance music with her duo Phèdre.