Molly JF Caldwell, Veil, 2020-2022, restrung pearl necklace and organic food materials. Courtesy of artist.

eating the other

Molly JF Caldwell, Rajyashri Goody, Gabrielle Paré, Alize Zorlutuna

September 17, 2022 - November 30, 2022
Preston Gallery

Curated by Noor Bhangu

eating the other is a group exhibition that elaborates on the relationships between food, race, and belonging through distinct artworks and public programming. The exhibition features four artists, offering various entry and exit points into timely conversations around food as a medium for eating together and cooking back.

Artists Molly JF Caldwell, Rajyashri Goody, Gabrielle Paré, and Alize Zorlutuna will share projects emerging out of diverse cultural sites of food production and consumption. Collages, installations, literatures, workshops, and foodstuff will be exhibited together to gesture to the critical potential of food in contemporary art. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a performance developed by Alize Zorlutuna, which extends the themes of the exhibition and questions forms of transactional knowledge within the artworld and the ways in which we give and receive knowledge about ourselves. 

Noor Bhangu is a curator and scholar, whose practice is rooted in relational curatorial aesthetics and practices. Through curatorial intervention, she hopes to involve politics of history, memory and materiality to problematize dominant histories of representation. She is a co-curator for Window Winnipeg (CA), a 24-hour art space for site-responsive presentations of contemporary art, with Mariana Muñoz Gomez and Jennifer Smith. Her independent curatorial practice includes projects: womenofcolour@soagallery (2018), Not the Camera, But the Filing Cabinet: Performative Body Archives in Contemporary Art (2018), Lines of Difference: The Art of Translating Islam (2019), Digitalia (2019/2020), even the birds are walking (2020), and Gives-on-and-with: Decolonial Moves of the Transcultural (2021).

Molly JF Caldwell (1992) is a yonsei artist living and working in Mohkinstsis (Calgary). Since graduating from the Alberta University of the Arts in 2017, she has since been exhibiting and participating in residencies nationally and internationally. Molly focuses on textile processes, specifically weaving and sewing, to navigate themes around emotions, generational trauma, and healing. She is inspired by Marxist feminism, equity work, and Mariah Carey.

Rajyashri Goody is from Pune, and currently lives in Amsterdam. Her art practice is informed by her academic background and her Ambedkarite roots. Through writing, ceramics, photography, and sculpture, she attempts to decode and make visible instances of everyday power and resistance within Dalit communities in India. Goody has presented her work at Clark House Initiative, Mumbai; Pulp Society, New Delhi; Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi; Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa; Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai; The Showroom, London; Harvard University, Cambridge; Khoj International, New Delhi; One Shanthi Road, Bengaluru; and most recently, The Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Her work has also been presented at literature festivals in India. She has

Gabrielle Paré completed her BFA from the University of Alberta (2011), and MFA from the Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (2017). She has shown her work internationally including at the Alberta Biennial (CAN), the International Biennial for Contemporary Printmaking in Trois- Rivières (CAN), and at Vårutstillingen 2019 at Fotogalleriet (NOR). She has also been artist-in- residence international residency programs which include the Banff Centre (CAN), Fonderie Darling (CAN) and PRAKSIS (NOR). Alongside her artistic practice, Gabrielle also co-founded the Norway-based Verdensrommet solidarity network with artist Rodrigo Ghattas-Pérez (Peru) in 2020. They formed the first Verdensrommet working group with artists Anthony Morton (South Africa) and Prerna Bishnoi (India).

Alize Zorlutuna is a queer interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator whose work explores relationships to land, culture and the more-than-human, while thinking through settler-colonialism, migration, history, and solidarity. Having moved between Tkarón:to and Anatolia (present-day Turkey) both physically and culturally throughout her life has informed her practice—making her attentive to spaces of encounter. Enlisting poetics and a sensitivity to materials, her work spans video, installation, photography, printed matter, performance and sculpture. The body and its sensorial capacities are central to her work. Alize has presented her work across Turtle island and internationally. She is currently based in Tkarón:to