Basil AlZeri’s parents, Suad and Shafi, are visiting Canada for the first time. In honour of this occasion, AlZeri is hosting a potluck party and performance at MOCCA to introduce his parents to residents of the city and the Toronto Arts Community. Please bring something to share, if you are able, and join Basil in this extension of hospitality and family.
AlZeri’s mother Suad has worked on a number of food based projects with him. On her visit to Canada, Suad is expecting to encounter a lot of animals and insects. In anticipation, she asked her son to spray his garden, porch, entrance and all window frames with insecticide and disinfect his home, although AlZeri’s parents may not stay with him.
Basil AlZeri is a visual artist who works in performance, video, ephemeral installation, food and public art interventions. AlZeri’s work has been exhibited in Toronto (7a11d, FADO Preformance Art Centre, Nuit Blanche, Whippersnapper), Québec (Fait Maison, VIVA! Art Action, SBC Contemporary Art Gallery), Ottawa (Ottawa Art Gallery, National Art Centre, The City of Ottawa), Sackville, New Brunswick (Owens art Gallery), Mexico ( EX Teresa Arte Actual Contemporary Museum, Performancear O Morir), and Chile (PERFOLINK International Performance Art Festival). Upcoming projects in Regina at the Dunlop Art Gallery and Sunday Drive in Warkworth, Ontario.
Image: The Death of Performance Art, 2014 / 7a11d – photo credit: Henri Chan