CHRISTINA HAJJAR

Currently lives, studies, and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Treaty 1 Territory

hajjarchristina@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

Current Cartae Open School, aceartinc. – Winnipeg, MB

2017 Bachelor of Business and Administration, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

2017 Bachelor of Arts, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

 

SELECTED COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES

2017 a tenacious survivor, Feminist Futures: Members’ Showcase, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) – Winnipeg, MB

2017 Lip Service, with Jazmin Papadopoulous, Carte Blanche Members’ Show & Performances, aceartinc. – Winnipeg, MB

2017 preserve/decay, Feminist Art Conference residency group exhibition, Daniels Spectrum  – Toronto, ON

2017 Homesick with Women’s and Gender Studies student group show, Embodied Place/Settings, 19th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium, greenhouse artlab, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

2017 in the greenhouse: Return Atacama Open Studio & Happening, CONSTELACIONES artist residency, residency at greenhouse artlab, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

2016 (Un)Settling Identity Explorations: Finding the Softness, Women’s Health Clinic’s 35th Reunion, Marlborough Hotel – Winnipeg, MB

2016 Bubble Stomp, “Artist as Repertoire: Unceded Imaginaries” Work Group, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Encuentro 2016 – Santiago, Chile

2016 Echoes: North …North, performance with CONSTELACIONES (Roewan Crowe, Doris Difarnecio, Monica Martinez, Helene Vosters), Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Encuentro 2016, Santiago, Chile 

2016 Return Atacama, performance with CONSTELACIONES (Roewan Crowe, Doris Difarnecio, Monica Martinez, Helene Vosters), Calama, Chile https://returnatacama.com/

2016 Tesseract, performance conducted by 2boys.tv (Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard) and Alexis O’Hara, núna (now), Millennium Centre – Winnipeg, MB

2016 Wrapping Atacama, with CONSTELACIONES, Artington Gallery & Studios – Winnipeg, MB

2016 Twilight Flight, installation with Flock Art Collective, The Tiny Gallery, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) – Winnipeg, MB

2016 Lake Winnipeg, series of performances with CONSTELACIONES, Lake Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

 

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS & PROGRAMMING

2015-current QTPOC Drop the Mic, a bi-annual poetry and performance evening, co-founder & organizer with QPOC Winnipeg; events in conjunction with Pride Winnipeg, Genderfest Winnipeg, Black History Month, & C2C: Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies conference – Winnipeg, MB

2018 Flux Writing Program, Flux Gallery – co-founder, co-editor with Noor Bhangu – Winnipeg, MB

2017 Whiny Femmes Vol. 1, poetry and art anthology, co-founder, co-editor, co-designer with Jules Hardy – Winnipeg, MB

2017 We Care Quilt, permanent installation, co-facilitator with University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS), Manitoba Craft Museum and Library (MCML) and We Care Campaign MMIW, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

2016 Femme Den, crafts and performance, co-organizer with Jazmin Papadopoulous, Genderfest Winnipeg, Rainbow Resource Centre – Winnipeg, MB

2016 Twilight Flight, installation, with Flock Art Collective, The Tiny Gallery, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) – Winnipeg, MB

2015 Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres, symposium co-organizer with Trish Salah, Syrus Marcus Ware, Roewan Crowe, Erin Meagan Schwartz, and Shimby Zegeye, University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) – Winnipeg, MB

2014 Feminist Voices: A Long Table Discussion About Activism in Winnipeg, co-organizer with University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) – Winnipeg, MB

2014 Help Carry That Weight Day of Action, performative march, co-organizer with University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) – Winnipeg, MB

2014 Piecework: An Afternoon of Collage-Making for Survivors of Sexual Assault, co-organizer with University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) and Klinic Community Health Centre – Winnipeg, MB

2014 Here, performance by Rebecca Belmore, co-organizer and participant with Roewan Crowe (University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies), Shelagh Pizey-Allen (IWGS), Anna Wieve (Winnipeg Art Gallery) and Lesley Klassen (Camp Fire Union)

2014 A Long Table Conversation: Art, Violence, and Change, co-organizer with University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies and Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), in conjunction with the exhibition, Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery – Winnipeg, MB

 

PUBLICATIONS

Upcoming “Homesick,” Living Hyphen.

2018 “A response to Sophie Sabet’s exhibition, Since We Last Spoke,” Flux Writing Program, Flux Gallery.

2017 “Two-Spirit and QPOC Creatives Write Back,” The Uniter, University of Winnipeg

2017 Whiny Femmes Vol. 1, poetry and art anthology, co-founder, co-editor, co-designer with Jules Hardy – Winnipeg, MB

2017 “Kitchen Pedagogy,” From the Root Zine, issue 4, “Home”

2017 “(Sk)Inquiring Self(ie)-Representations: Aesthetic Agency, Ethics, & the Other,” Crossings: An Interdisciplinary Student Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences, issue 1, University of Winnipeg

2016 “Existential tendencies,” Death Flails, issue 3: “Love,” edited by Janis Maudlin

2016 “(Un)Settling Identity Explorations: Finding the Softness,” Dear Journal, issue 2, edited by Laina Hughes and Dunja Kovacevic

2016 “Tales From Our Femme Galaxy,” Dyke March Zine, issue 2, edited by Winnipeg Dyke March

2016 “the everyday” (zine), Canzine Central

2015 “Sex Drugs and Dressing Up,” The Uniter, University of Winnipeg

2014 “Whitewashed Rainbows: Racial exclusion in Winnipeg’s queer communities,” University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS)

 

LECTURES & PANELS

2018 “Book Retort with Christina Hajjar,” Also As Well Too – Winnipeg, MB (January 24, 2018)

2017 “UWinnipeg Pride Speaker Series,” University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB (May 29, 2017)

2017 “Art & Resistance: Feminist Remixing,” 19th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB (April 8, 2017)

2017 “CONSTELACIONES Artist Talk,” Caroline Dukes Memorial Talk, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) – Winnipeg, MB (March 2017)

2017 Students in Rise: A Dialogue Amongst Student Activists,” Panel, Global College Student Advisory Council, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB (January 9, 2017)

2017 “(Sk)Inquiring Self(ie)-Representations: Aesthetic Agency, Ethics, & the Other,” Panel: “Media and Art as Sites of Critical Reflection,” Crossings: An Interdisciplinary Student Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences, inaugural event, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2017)

2016 (Sk)Inquiring Self(ie)-Representations,” Panel: “Erotic Agents and Contestations of Control,” 16th Annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference: Bodies, Spaces, and Powers, University of North Dakota – Grand Forks, North Dakota (October 28, 2016)

2016 “Navigating Narratives & Feminist Praxis,” 18th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB (April 9, 2016)

2016 “First Friday Lecture: (Sk)Inquiring Self(ie)-Representations,” Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) – Winnipeg, MB,  March 4, 2016

2015 “Student Activism Panel,” Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB (March 19, 2015)

 

AWARDS

2012-2017 Academic Proficiency Scholarship for a 4.00+ GPA, University of Winnipeg

2012-2017 A Student of Highest Distinction on the Dean’s Honour List, University of Winnipeg

2012-2017 Recognized by the Golden Key International Honour Society as a top 15% student, University of Winnipeg

2017 O.T. Anderson Award for distinguished academic and extracurricular achievement, University of Winnipeg

2017 Women’s and Gender Studies Gold Medal for overall achievement, University of Winnipeg

2017 University of Winnipeg Undergraduate Student Research Travel Grant

2017 Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) Travel Grant, University of Winnipeg

2016 Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship

2016 Academic Proficiency Scholarship (Herbert L. Draper Fund), University of Winnipeg

2016 Faculty of Business and Economics (FoBE) Student Travel & Experiential Learning Fund, University of Winnipeg

2016 University of Winnipeg Major Research Grant, Return Atacama Project ($7417) awarded to Roewan Crowe for CONSTELACIONES art collective

2016 Canadian Consortium for Performance and Politics (CCPPA) Travel Grant

2016 University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) Travel Grant

2016 University of Winnipeg Undergraduate Student Research Travel Grant

2015 Out On Bay Street Student Leadership Scholarship, received at Leaders To Be Proud Of Awards gala, Toronto, ON

2015 University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) Travel Grant

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & RELATED EXPERIENCE

2017-ongoing Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, programming committee – Winnipeg, MB

2017-ongoing Flux Gallery – exhibiting contemporary art by early-stage and emerging artists, board member – Winnipeg, MB

2015-ongoing “Return Atacama” (series of performances), project coordinator, research assistant, and member of CONSTELACIONES art collective, Winnipeg, MB 

2017 “C2C: Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies” conference, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

2017 Feminist Art Conference (FAC) Art Residency – Artscape Gibraltar Point – Toronto Island, ON

2017 “CONSTELACIONES artist residency,” residency at greenhouse artlab, University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

2017 “Dear Journal takeover,” reflective series (January 17-26)  – @dearjrnl Instagram

2013-2016 Feminist event organizer, University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS)

2016 “Interactive Media Workshop with Freya Olafson,” Video Pool Media Arts Centre – Winnipeg, MB

2016 “Artist as Repertoire: Unceded Imaginaries” work group, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Encuentro 2016 – Santiago, Chile

2016 “Drawing with Reaction, Insight and Resolution,” workshop with Edgar Heap of Birds, Pathways to Reconciliation conference – Winnipeg, MB

2016 “Master Class with 2boys.tv & Alexis O’Hara,” Video Pool Media Arts Centre & núna (now) – Winnipeg, MB

2016 “Shut Up and Listen to Your Body,” The Neighbourhood Watch – Improv – Winnipeg, MB

2016 “The Geography of Memory: Artist Talk & Workshop,” QPOC Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

2015-2016 Practicum Student at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) – Winnipeg, MB

2015-2016 Flock Art Collective (Young Feminist Art Group) at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art founder and facilitator – Winnipeg, MB

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY & INTERVIEWS

2017 Whiny Femmes interviewed by Jen Doerksen, “A Safe Place to Whiny and Complain,” The Manitoban, October 18, 2017

2017 Whiny Femmes interviewed by Charls Morin, “Whiny Femmes is a platform for a well-needed vent,” The Uniter, October 5, 2017

2017 Whiny Femmes interviewed by Femisphere, CKUW 95.9 FM Winnipeg, September 21, 2017

2017 Interviewed by University of Winnipeg, “UWinnipeg student selected for feminist art residency in Toronto,” UWinnipeg News Centre, May 23, 2017. 

2017 CONSTELACIONES reviewed by Letch Kinloch in Canadian Art, “Winnipeg Report: The Slippage of Memory,” March 15, 2017.

2017 Interviewed with CONSTELACIONES by Eat Your Arts & Vegetables, CKUW 95.9 FM Winnipeg, March 2, 2017.

2017 CONSTELACIONES artist residency featured by University of Winnipeg, “Growing art in the Greenhouse.” 

2017 Interviewed by Kelly Campbell, “QPOC Drop the Mic,” Stylus Magazine, April/May 2016.

2016 Honourable Mention for “Favourite Local Young Achiever Under 30,” The Uniter.

2016 Nominated for “CBC Manitoba’s Future 40.”

2016 Interviewed with CONSTELACIONES by Eat Your Arts & Vegetables, CKUW 95.9 FM Winnipeg, April 14, 2016.

2015 Spotlight on Women’s and Gender Studies: Connecting Diverse Passions, University of Winnipeg.

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