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 performance, poetry, zines, curating, and facilitation to grapple with diaspora, queerness, food, feminism, and intergenerational inheritance. She is a full time youth worker at Rainbow Resource Centre.
Hajjar is a 2018-19 recipient of the Foundation Mentorship Program at MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) and was a 2017-18 recipient of Cartae Open School at aceartinc. She co-runs Flux Gallery and co-edits the Flux Writing Program to cultivate emerging art and writing practices. She is co-creator of zines Whiny Femmes (with art and writing by queer femmes of all genders) and Carnation (with art and writing addressing displacement and diaspora). Her column, Feeding Diaspora is published with The Uniter. Hajjar has recently completed undergrads in Women’s and Gender Studies and Business and Administration at the University of Winnipeg.
Hajjar 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 remnants, 2018.