Anna Housiada (SNF ARTWORKS Visual Arts Fellow 2022) was selected by Delfina Foundation for a two-month artist residency (January-February 2024).

Anna Housiada produces work that stems from both academic and artistic research and which revolves around the experience and expression of social and ethnic identity. Anna understands her practice as a rhizome, growing across questions of belonging, through participation and collective production of knowledge, writing, crafting and cooking, creating intersections with the potential to activate a historical, critical and political dialogue.

During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Anna will revisit the history of spices, which, underneath the stimulation of our senses and exotic imagination, encloses the battle for supremacy between colonial powers and the exploitation of resources and people. She will be concerned with the surviving traditions related to culinary and medicinal uses of spices in the migrant communities of London and their role in identity performativity.

Anna’s residency is supported by ARTWORKS through its founding donor the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)), and with additional support from Alex Haida.


Anna Housiada, A dish and a story, Research Archive, 2020, Antwerp

Anna Housiada, A dish and a story, Participatory Lecture Performance, 2020, Antwerp

Check some pictures from Anna’s research during her residency at Delfina Foundation here: