We are so pleased to welcome 🔮 Snack Witch Joni Cheung 🍡 to Struts. Joni (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.
They are a recipient of numerous awards, including the Research and Creation Grant: Canada Council for the Arts and the Dale and Nick Tedeschi Studio Arts Fellowship. She was waitlisted for the SSHRC - Joseph-Armand Bombardier: Canada Graduate Master’s Scholarship. At Struts, she'll be researching the history of Chinese migration to unceded Mi’kma’ki territories, reflecting on New Brunswick food histories and systems. Joni will be hosting a dumpling making workshop on September 23rd. More info about that to be announced.