Media Artists
for 50 Years



Azuma: Community Dinner
Saturday, March 16, 2019 2-4PM

Join us on for an Egyptian azuma (feast) as the closing celebration of Disputed Bodies curated by Patrick Cruz. Hiba Abdallah and Moe Ismail will prepare a traditional Egyptian meal and discuss some of the nuances and histories that have come to shape their experience and understanding of contemporary Egypt through food.


Hiba Abdallah is an artist and organizer who often works in collaboration with others. Her practices borrows visual strategies from social and design practices as frameworks for exploring locality and civic agency in a variety of public forums. Abdallah received her BFA from the University of Windsor in 2012 and MFA from the University of Guelph in 2017. Solo and group exhibitions include Doris McCarthy Gallery (Scarborough, ON), Nuit Blanche Scarborough (Scarborough, ON), Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto, ON), Art Gallery of Windsor (Windsor, ON), Modern Fuel (Kingston, ON), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC), Stride Gallery (Calgary, AB), Eastern Edge (St. John’s, NL), Centre[3] (Hamilton, ON), Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax, NS), Art Gallery of Guelph (Guelph, ON).

Moe Ismail is a stand up comedian that has been performing for the better part of the last decade. His unique and energetic style has taken him on a journey across Canada and the United States performing on some of the most reputable shows and festivals. He has been featured on the Just For Laughs 42 festival, Sirius XM, MTV, and the legendary Kenny Robinson’s Nubian Show, which has previously featured acts such as Kevin Hart, Dave Chapelle, and Chris Rock. Ismail is also the producer of the Mo Funny No Problems comedy label that has been showcasing some of the best comedians in the country over the past 6 years.