Veronique West (she/they) is a non-binary artist, facilitator, and peer mental health advocate of Polish descent, based on the occupied and unsurrendered lands the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Their practice is informed by their lived experience of mental health disability and chronic physical illness.
Veronique collaboratively creates and dramaturgs in-person and digital performances. Through fragmented aesthetics, their work explores how disability and madness can be generative disruptions, which reshape understandings of self, kin, and community. Through multimedia design, their projects incorporate various artist and audience entry-points, interweaving accessibility with formal experimentation.
Veronique has facilitated programs on playwriting, devising, digital performance creation, and Mad Arts. They have also been an eating disorder peer support mentor, a crisis responder, and will be a mental health workshop facilitator at post-secondary campuses next spring.