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Wy Joung Kou

Canada - Ontario

They/Them

Wy Joung Kou is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto (Treaty 13 Territory) with a practice rooted in frameworks of disability justice. Their body of work spans mosaic, poetry, sound, movement, performance, video and installation. Kou is the Associate Artistic Director of ReDefine Arts, a performing member of Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers, the inaugural winner of a JRG Grant for Artists with Disabilities (2018) and an ILGBT Artist Residency alum.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Installation / Sculpture
  • Craft
  • Literary Arts
  • Music
  • Sound Art
  • Dance / Movement Arts
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Podcasting / Storytelling
  • Video Production

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Community member
  • Activist / ally
  • I work for an accessible organization

Expertise:

  • Consulting
  • Design thinking
  • Event Planning
  • Communications
  • Facilitation

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Neurodiverse
  • POC
  • LGBTQ2SIA+
  • Queer