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New Voices- Jude Abu Zaineh
August 15, 2021 - September 15, 2021
New Voices is ACWR’s new 6 x 6 foot billboard located on the external wall of ArtSpeak gallery, right on the alleyway. The billboard, which features interchangeable letters, will be a place for language-based exhibitions and for concrete and experimental poetry installations. The initial focus of this program is to provide an outlet for underrepresented and marginalized voices in our community, including new generation artists, new immigrant artists, artists of colour, indigenous artists, artists with disabilities, francophone artists, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Visit the New Voices Webpage HERE


Meet the Artist: Jude Abu Zaineh

Jude Abu Zaineh is a Palestinian-Canadian interdisciplinary artist and cultural worker. Her practice relies on the use of art, food, and technology to investigate meanings of culture, displacement, diaspora, and belonging. She examines ideals of home and community while working to develop aesthetics rooted in her childhood and upbringing in the Middle East.

Abu Zaineh is the recipient of the 2020 William and Meredith Saunderson Prizes for Emering Artists, and was one of the first selected artists to participate in a collaborative residency with the Ontario Schience Centre and MOCA Toronto (Canada). She has presented her work nationally and internationally including Cultivamos Cultura, São Luis, Portugal; Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon, Portugal; Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City, Mexico; SVA, NYC, USA; Forest City Gallery, London, Canada; Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada; with forthcoming exhibitions at Centre Culturel Canadian, Paris, France; and the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Canada.

Abu Zaineh received an MFA from the University of Windsor (Canada) and is currently pursuing her PhD in Electronic Arts at Rensselar Polytechnic Institute (NY, USA) as a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. She maintains an active studio practice between upstate NY, USA and Windsor-Essex, Canada.

Artist Statement:

Where do we go from here? أين نذهب من  هنا؟  is a call to action to mobilize collective and community efforts in search for better futures and ways to move forward; to look introspectively on personal measures one can take to improve; and to pause and reflect on the state of current affairs.
I often ask myself this question when considering the ways my existing and new communities can mutually affect and instill meaningful change in each other.
Photo by: Kamryn Cusumano


August 15, 2021 - September 15, 2021

Artspeak Gallery

1942 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, ON N8Y 1E4 Canada

Phone: 519-252-2787