Image Description: A colour photo of a Hong Kong-Chinese, East Asian, femme presenting, queer woman with long black and dyed (pink/blonde) hair, wearing glasses, and hugging a dino nugget pillow.
She/they.  Grateful, uninvited guest born—and knows she wants to die—on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Stó:lō, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh peoples.

🔮 Snack Witch Joni Cheung 🍡





🔮 Snack Witch Joni Cheung 🍡 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 Individual Arts Grants—Visual Artists: British Columbia Arts Council; Research and Creation Grant: Canada Council for the Arts; and the Dale and Nick Tedeschi Studio Arts Fellowship. 

Aside from art-making, Joni likes wandering down grocery store aisles and drinking bubble tea.     

Participant in the following FMS projects

More Info

   

MFA Sculpture and Ceramics, Concordia University


jonicheung.studio [@] gmail.com

snackwitch.ca

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Solo Exhibitions

2023
Pick up in 10, Centre des arts visuels: Galerie McClure, Montréal

Songs to my Ancestors, DARE-DARE centre de diffusion d'art multidisciplinaire de Montréal, Montréal

Group Exhibitions

2024
Did You Eat?, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph

2023 - 24 
Gelling, Support, Montréal

2023
Invited contributor in Rituals for belonging by Myung-Sun Kim, Ontario Culture Days, Toronto

The Bitten Peach: Spaces for Queer Asians curated by Asian Arts and Culture Trust, Urbanspace Gallery, Toronto

Se faire la main: Caravansérail's 20th anniversary, Centre d’artistes Caravansérail, Rimouski

Invisible Fish, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey

Graduating Students’ Exhibition, FOFA Gallery + VAV Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal

The Bitten Peach: Decolonizing Queerness, Asian Arts and Culture Trust, Toronto



Publications
 
2024
Contributing writer in An Encyclopedia of Radical Helping, Thick Press, Washington, DC (Upcoming)

2023
Missing Pages, BRIDGE Centre for Architecture + Design and Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange, Cambridge (Upcoming)

Contributing artist in 2023.3: The Family Edition, SNAPline Magazine, Edmonton

Contributing artist in A tenuous we publication, The Bows, Calgary

Contributing writer in “First-Generation-Student Club: A Conversation with Joni Cheung”, in Working Writer, substack newsletter by Dr. Lauren Fournier

Contributing artist in Assembling Recipes for Sustainability, The Centre for Sustainable Curating at Western University, Department of Visual Arts, London, Ontario

Contributing artist in Food& Spectacle, Food& Magazine, Berlin