CREATed by evelyn rydz

Since 2016, Evelyn Rydz has hosted over 300 women to partake in communal meals made of diverse stories through her multigenerational community project, Comida Casera. Started in her backyard, Comida Casera is an ongoing nomadic project that has taken place at a variety of spaces in Miami and Boston - from universities, libraries, galleries, to backyards.

Evelyn Rydz is a Cuban-Colombian-American artist who lives and works in Boston creating visual art and community-based projects. She is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation GrantBrother Thomas FellowshipMassachusetts Cultural Council FellowshipSMFA Traveling FellowshipArtist Resource Trust Grant, and a Visual Arts Finalist of the Cintas Knight Foundation. Evelyn is currently an Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

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Mel Taing creates photos, video, and coordinates all project media for Comida Casera events since 2018. She is a Cambodian-American artist based in Boston. Mel received her BFA in Film/Video at Massachusetts College of Art & Design and is currently a Digital Imaging Specialist at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.

For more on Mel’s work please visit