Jo SiMalaya Alcampo

© Jo Simalaya Alcampo, they perform on friday and on saturday they respond to friday, 2011. Photo Henry Chan.

Philippines / Canada

Jo SiMalaya Alcampo is an interdisciplinary artist born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Malvern in the heart of Scarborough. Their interactive mixed media projects explore intersectionality, cultural/body memory and soul wounds. They combine various forms of artistic expression including sculpture, installation, sound art, electronics, photography, film/video and performance.  

Jo’s multimedia work has been exhibited at the Antimatter Film Festival, Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film & Video Festival, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Images Festival, Kapisanan Centre, Mayworks Festival, Nuit Blanche (Toronto) and XPACE Cultural Centre. Jo’s writing and multimedia work have been published in Pinoy Sa Canada, Fireweed Women’s Literary & Cultural Journal, and INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media & Radical Aesthetics. They have been accepted into the Diaspora Dialogues Mentorship Program and is developing a collection of writing for publication.

Jo travelled to the Philippines to learn how artists can develop an ethical code of conduct when incorporating Indigenous Cultural Knowledge into our artwork. One response to this ongoing journey is the interactive multimedia installation Singing Plants Reconstruct Memory.







Books & Ephemera

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed