Alvis Choi (aka Alvis Parsley) is an artist, performer, writer, and researcher based in Toronto. Alvis’ work was presented at the SummerWorks Festival, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Rhubarb Festival, Jane’s Walk, Radical Queer Semaine (Montreal), Meow Mix (Montreal), Pervers/Cité (Montreal), and Qouleur (Montreal) among others.
Alvis serves on the Programming Committee of Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and the Working Collective of Whippersnapper Gallery. They were selected as a finalist of Toronto Arts Foundation's Newcomer Artist Award and have received grants and mentorship from Diaspora Dialogues, Neighbourhood Arts Network, Vtape, Jumblies Theatre, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and the British Council.
Alvis' curatorial work was presented at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff), Seoul International New Media Festival, Estonian Academy of Arts, Arad Art Museum, National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Saint Petersburg), the Australasian Cooperative Research Centre for Interaction Design (Brisbane), Osage Gallery (Hong Kong), and Videotage (Hong Kong) where they served as Assistant Manager from 2009 to 2011.
In 2014, Alvis is doing a residency at lemonTree Creations. They also have projects and performances at the Art of the Danforth, Mayworks Festival, the Heels on Wheels Roadshow, and Encuentro 2014.