Kevin Day was born in Taiwan, a country that rose to economic prosperity and global prominence in the post-war era due to its dominance in manufacturing and exporting electronic products. He received his MFA from the University of British Columbia and is currently based in Vancouver. He has presented his work and research nationally and internationally, at institutions such as the Free Word Centre (London), University of Hamburg (Hamburg), Qubit (New York), and Gallery 1313 (Toronto). His work was included in the 25th annual auction of the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver) and he is a contributing author in an anthology on digital memories published through Interdisciplinary Press (London). He has received several awards such as the Helen Roberts Award from Routledge Publishing and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Kevin Day’s work explores the materiality and body of immaterial data. His practice examines issues such as algorithmic culture, digital memories, cyber control, post-human concerns, communications, and online subcultures, focusing on the effects the digital interface has on human relations, perception, and cognition, specifically the obligatory mediation through coded language and signals. Day’s practice seeks to resist the codification of being through an insistence on the presence of noise in the interface, which persists within the signals in the capitalist communication industry.