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). Most recently his work will be included in the 2013 annual auction at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and the forthcoming exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, and he is also a contributing author in a forthcoming anthology on digital memories published through Interdisciplinary Press, London.
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.