I can better explain this way: Examining youth agency during settlement in Toronto

October 24- November 3, 2019

Closing Reception:
October 26, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Exhibition Space:
Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar St., Toronto

The vulnerability we need to find our voice is powerfully articulated in I can better explain this way. Concluding Media Art for Newcomer Youth (MANY), the exhibit presents the work of ten youth from Syria, Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, and Egypt. Demonstrating criticality, cautious optimism, and an activist spirit, the young artists explore how and why they are settling in Toronto as well as the challenges they are working through.

In its second year, MANY is a media art creation program of the Arab Community Centre and Charles Street Video that ran from July to October 2019. It reduces barriers to media art creation, supports youth with tailored workshops and one-on-one mentorship by culturally affiliated artists, and works towards promoting the capabilities that youth value.


Adnan Saffaf
Alma Hourani
Emmanuella Ewuruigwe
Eniola Joy Adeoye
Fowzia Suleman
Hager Nanaa
Mohamed Abdu
Omar Ahmed
Philip Otuije
Precious Fikayomi

Artist Mentors

Daniel Ousta Jabbour
Ebti Nabag

MANY is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.