BIO

respectfulchild is an interdisciplinary artist born, raised, and living as an uninvited guest on Treaty 6 Territory. Rooted primarily in sound and composition, their practice openly engageswith any medium that can best serve their creative expression. Their work explores the quiettensions and chaotic beauty of being a queer Chinese settler on the prairies, opening up spacefor intimate reflection and community dialogue. The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of their Mandarin name 敬兒[jìng er]. This name was given to them by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve been estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. respectfulchild is their space to seek meaning in 敬兒 again.

PERFORMANCE FEBRUARY 20