Christina Hajjar is a queer femme first-generation Lebanese-Canadian artist, writer, and cultural worker. Her artistic and curatorial interests deal with diaspora, defiance, body archives, cultural artifacts, food, translation, labour, and space/place. Her multidisciplinary practice involves photography, installation, zines, poetry, and performance art.
Hajjar is a 2020-2021 recipient of the Foundation Mentorship Program at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art as well as a 2020 PLATFORM Photography Award winner. She is co-founder of Carnation Zine—Vol 2 (Pleasure) forthcoming—and recently published a solo zine, Diaspora Daughter, Diaspora Dyke. You can read her food culture column, Feeding Diaspora, online at The Uniter. Hajjar is a 2020-2021 curatorial intern at the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba where she is curating an online SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African) Film Festival and a group exhibition on the aesthetic practices of queer diaspora.
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.