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Winnie Wu

Real Canadian Superstore

Digital Photographs, 2017
Dimensions variable

Food is a fundamental human need, and an ancient expression of time, place, and culture. Real Canadian Superstore is a series of photographs that documents ethnic food in the supermarket, with prices under $1.50. It was produced in 2017, the year of the 150th Anniversary of confederation, where multiculturalism was often cited as a evidence of Canada’s largesse and altruism as a nation.

Winnie Yanjing Wu is a visual artist and researcher based in Hong Kong. She received her MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University and a BA in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. Her videos and photo-based works have been exhibited in galleries and festivals including the Reel Asian Film Festival, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Contact Photography Festival, and Gallery 50, as well as featured in multiple publications. Wu is a co-founder and programmer of Call Again, a Toronto-based collective committed to creating space for contemporary diasporic artistic practices and expanding notions of Asian art in North America and beyond. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Film Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University.