The Power Plant

Cooking with Mama

Fri May 20 2022

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Admission is free. Sign up HERE.

Greenest City, 220 Cowan Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 2N6


Gather for an interactive cooking performance unlike any other. Iraqi Kurdish artist Hiwa K hosts Cooking with Mama—an interactive series of webcast cooking events that have taken place in locations across the world since 2006.
Presented by The Power Plant as part of our Summer 2022 public programs, we invite you to join Hiwa K, and cooks from the Greenest City community program. Gathering around the making of a meal whose recipe will be shared in during the activity, participants will be invited to cook and share the recipe with their own communities.


Hiwa K (b. 1975) lives and works in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan. Working with video, performance, and installation, he draws from personal experiences, including family anecdotes, his arts education, and daily encounters and occurrences. Many of his works stress collectivity and participation as part of their development, engaging with and critiquing teaching and learning systems, and exploring how knowledge can be gathered through everyday experience as much as through academic settings.