Jude Abu Zaineh (MFA, University of Windsor) is a Palestinian-Canadian multidisciplinary 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’s interested in ideals of home and community while working to develop aesthetics rooted in her childhood and upbringing in a muslim environment in the Middle East. Abu Zaineh has exhibited her work internationally across: São Luis and Lisbon, Portugal; Mexico City; NYC, USA; Toronto, London, and Windsor, Canada; and was one of the first artists to participate in collaborative residency with the Ontario Science Centre and MOCA Toronto (Canada). She is currently pursuing her PhD in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. judeaz.com
The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in north Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.