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May 11 - June 23, 2018
XVK press shots, 2018. Photo courtesy of artists.
XVK press shots, 2018. Photo courtesy of artists.

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435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON
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XVK (or 三喜), is an Asian-pop-girl-band-artist-trio of members Xuan Ye, Véronique Sunatori and Sara Kay Maston. 

On June 13th 2017, the group premiered with their single "Cute Cute Manifesto Manifesto", which peaked inside the top ten on the pineapple charts.  After releasing their first single, XVK made its major debut on July 22nd 2017 delighting hundreds when they showed up on stage at Toronto’s Big On Bloor festival to perform a surprise concert.

For their first television debut, XVK appeared on the Y+XVK=<3 talk show hosted by Tiffany Schofield at renowned Y+ Contemporary, just north east Toronto.  

The stars of the pop group recently released a new range of cheeky stickers, buttons, and jewelry as part of their online collection. Though it's still early days for XVK’s merch line, the sell-out ‘Triple Happiness’ Necklaces have seen their estimated net worth double since last year prompting the band to venture into cryptocurrency -- XVKcoin! 

Their new single ╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ , in correspondence with their upcoming touring debut in Cambridge, Ontario, is set for release on May 11th 2018.

Guest curated by Žana Kozomora

 

Opening: Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00pm

Artist Profile
XVK
XVK is asian-pop-girl-band-artist-collective founded by Xuan Ye, Véronique Sunatori and Sara Kay Maston. Working in a combination of traditional craft and new media technologies, XVK uses varied...

XVK is asian-pop-girl-band-artist-collective founded by Xuan Ye, Véronique Sunatori and Sara Kay Maston. Working in a combination of traditional craft and new media technologies, XVK uses varied media to assume and subvert personal histories referenced from their East Asian heritage. Merging images, sound, video, performance and sculptural objects, XVK speculates on intersectional feminism in relation to concerns surrounding diaspora and globalization, as well as non-human conditions.



  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (installation), 2018. Photo Scott Lee.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Cherie Fawcett.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Žana Kozomora.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Žana Kozomora.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
  • XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.
    XVK,╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡ (opening), 2018. Photo Casey Pisula.

Funders

City of Cambridge Canada Council for the Arts Ontario Arts Council