Kira Rodriguez (she/they) is a Venezuelan-American artist, organizer, and performer who works primarily at the intersections of nightlife, queer community, and gender, racial, and economic justice. Her previous work includes grassroots nightlife organizing and fundraising to support queer and trans people of color navigating the judicial system in the Philadelphia area and beyond, as well as nonprofit and arts organization work as a Grants Programs intern at Leeway Foundation and as a Black Box intern at Vox Populi.
Currently, Kira works both as a DJ and in sound design for theatre and film. She has performed and played at venues such as MoMA PS1, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Berlin Community Radio, the secret rave by the river, and cross country queer celebrations and festivals such as Pansyfest and Idapalooza. Her creative work is characterized by a centering and embracing of queer and global south club music, dance, and thunderous sound. Her performances exist as a carrier of stories and memories, and as a practice of imagining and creating more hopeful and alternative possibilities and environments for queer and trans joy and healing. Kira attended Temple University where she studied studio arts and art history. She lives in West Philly with her cat Barbara.