January 16th-February 16th

Did You Eat? is an exhibition programmed in conjunction with our upcoming Symposium: Pork & Screens. Curated by Maddie Lychek, the show features works by Evangeline Brooks, Joni Cheung, Christina Hajjar, and Racquel Rowe, exploring notions of tradition, adjunct cultures, miscommunication, family recipes, embodied knowledge, YouTube cooking shows.

Closing Reception

Friday, February 9th, 7-pm.

This closing reception will be a potluck so feel free to bring your favorite dish or snack!

Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 10th at 3pm

There is a virtual Panel Discussion between the curator and artists of Did You Eat? Please email maddie@edvideo.org to register.

Artist Bios

Evangeline Y Brooks (she/her) is a postdigital artist working to maintain sustainable and accessible artist communities in online and DIY spaces, against cultures of immediacy, with sincerity and radical compassion. Coming from overlapping homes and cultures, she sees mirrored structures in how we use hybrid digital and physical spaces, and in how these overlaps lead to strength. Her practice engages with digital imagery bridging into “real-life” through physical fabrication. She is the Programming Manager at InterAccess and co-hosts the monthly A/V showcase ponyHAUS.

Snack Witch Joni Cheung (she/they) is a grateful, uninvited guest born—and knows she wants to die—on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Stó:lō, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh peoples. They are a Certified Sculpture Witch with an MFA from Concordia University (2023). She holds a BFA with Distinction in Visual Art (2018) from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. As a wicked #magicalgirl ✨ who eats art and makes snacks, she has exhibited and curated shows, off- and online, across Turtle Island. Currently, they are based on the stolen lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka peoples.

Christina Hajjar is a Lebanese artist, writer, and cultural worker based in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 Territory. Her practice considers intergenerational inheritance, domesticity, and place through diaspora, body archives, and cultural iconography. As a queer femme and first-generation subject, she is invested in the poetics of process, translation, and collaborative labour. Hajjar was a recipient of the 2020 PLATFORM Photography Award. Her film Don’t Forget the Water won the Jury Award and Audience Choice Award at the 2021 Gimli Film Festival, as well as an honourable mention for the 2021 Emerging Digital Artists Award.

Racquel Rowe is an interdisciplinary artist from the island of Barbados currently residing in Canada. She’s exhibited widely across Canada and holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo and a BA in History and Studio Art from the University of Guelph. Her practice is continuously influenced by many aspects of history, matrilineal family structures, diasporic communities, and her upbringing in Barbados. Her work takes the form of performance, video, site specific work, and installation.