Kimmortal is a queer non-binary filipinx multi-hyphenate artist born in Vancouver, BC. Combining their passion for hip hop, visual art, theatre, spoken word, ancestral wisdom, and liberation, Kimmortal strives to build worlds that make queer and diasporic weird kids feel like they belong.
Known for their powerful stage presence and multi-dimensional approach to music, Kimmortal has opened for some of their favourite artists including Thundercat, Saul Williams, Shad K, Ruby Ibarra, Saba, Bif Naked, and Gabriel Teodros. They have performed in SXSW, Junofest, Rifflandia, NXNE, Winnipeg Pride Festival, Taking Black Pride (Seattle), and Reeperbahn in Germany.
Kimmortal’s background in visual art (BA in Visual Art & Art History) as well as theatre (Urban Ink Theatre, Frank Theatre Co.) influence the way they present their work. Their concept album “X marks the Swirl” (2019) delves into queer diasporic longing and solidarity on stolen land through the shape of the swirl. The album incorporates cosmic soundscapes, soul activating lyrics, and poetic interludes produced by Kimmortal alongside David Tallarico and featuring local emcees within the Vancouver scene. The album was announced by Buffy St. Marie as a long-listed nominee for the Polaris in 2019. Later that year it was recognized as top 19 albums of 2019 via CBC and nominated in the 2020 "Hip Hop and Rap" category of Breakout West Music Awards.
In March of 2022, Kimmortal’s anthem “Sad Femme Club” received a shout-out from US Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez which motivated Kimmortal to release the first single “K I’m Mortal”, “i can’t trust you” and “this dyke” off their upcoming 2023 album.