Christina Hajjar is a queer femme first-generation Lebanese-Canadian artist, writer, and organizer. She is passionate about collaboration and skills-sharing as tools of community-building and resistance! Her arts practice utilizes image-making, performance, poetry, installation, zines, and facilitation to grapple with diaspora, queerness, food, feminism, and intergenerational inheritance.
Hajjar’s column, Feeding Diaspora is published with The Uniter. She is co-creator of zines Carnation (with art and writing addressing displacement and diaspora) and Whiny Femmes (with art and writing by queer femmes of all genders). She is on the programming committee at MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) and she co-ran Flux Gallery 2017-2020 where she co-founded the Flux Writing Program to cultivate emerging art and writing practices. Hajjar was a 2018-2019 recipient of the Foundation Mentorship Program at MAWA and a 2017-2018 recipient of Cartae Open School at aceartinc.
Hajjar has undergraduate degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies and Business and Administration from the University of Winnipeg. She is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 Territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Header photo by Hassaan Ashraf | Christina Hajjar, Salt Stain, performance, 2018.
Home page photo by Leif Norman | Christina Hajjar, Ghanouj, performance, 2018.