Screening + Party

“i am happy here, now”:

Identity searching among newcomer youth in Toronto

Sat 15 December 2018
5 - 7 pm

Exhibition Times - 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday from December 4 to  December 14
Closing Party - 5pm to 7pm on Saturday, December 15.

Resilience, strength, and the determination to make things better mark the stories of “i am happy here, now”. As a culmination of Media Art for Newcomer Youth (MANY), the exhibition presents the independent works of nine newcomer youth from Nigeria, Sudan, Syria, and Iraq. In these projects, youth explore how they negotiate their sense of self during a time of rapid change, adolescence and (re)settlement.

MANY is a five-month pilot program of the Arab Community Centre of Toronto and Charles Street Video. It reduced barriers to media art creation, supported youth through tailored workshops and one-on-one mentoring by culturally affiliated artists, and worked towards promoting the capabilities that youth value. This project is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.

Bayan Abdelkarim
Chioma Okogbue
Jesse West
Majd Alsheblaq
Mary Osuiwu
Pelumi Kehinde
Reem Zeyada
Temy Ibikunle
Zahraa Wohaib
Artist Mentors
Ebti Nabag
Jawa El Khash
Daniel Ousta Jabbour

Program Coordinator: Kasia Knap

Office Hours: Weekdays 10:00 - 17:00
416.603.6564      Fax: 416.603.6566
The Toronto Media Arts Centre (2nd floor)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 0C9 Canada
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