Nancy Lee is a Taiwanese-Canadian electronic music curator, interdisciplinary media artist, independent cultural producer and filmmaker. Her work stimulates and enlivens space, making a provocative statement about how inescapably interconnected we are with our surroundings. The notion of staging is a constant in Nancy’s work and underpins her projects from a more traditional filmmaker, through her conception and planning of live events, and into the realms of VR and new media performance and installation, where her art practices continue to coalesce and evolve. Nancy recently directed a VR 360 video dance film “Tidal Traces” with choreographer Emmalena Fredriksson produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
Nancy is a co-founder of electronic music and art collective Chapel Sound - a collective supporting emerging artists in Vancouver by offering music industry workshops and performance opportunities. Nancy’s films and interdisciplinary performances have showcased at SXSW, Mutek, Cannes Film Festival, Bass Coast Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, International Symposium on Electronic Art, and the conference New Interfaces for Musical Expression.
This year, Nancy co-produced CURRENT: Feminist Electronic Art Symposium, a 5-day multidisciplinary and intersectional music and electronic art symposium working with women and non-binary artists to cultivate growth within the local community and create a more equal landscape within the electronic arts ecology. Nancy is a 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Nominee for Art, Cultural & Design and is named one of BC’s Most Influential Women in STEM for 2018. Nancy is currently an artist-in-resident at the Western Front and Emily Carr University developing a VR 8-channel live performance with Kiran Bhumber, and also sits on the board of directors at VIVO Media Arts Centre.