Moez Surani and Nina Leo: Neither this Morning nor These Words are Quite My Own

photo of a field with a red line superimposed
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5:00pm

Neither this Morning nor These Words are Quite My Own  An exhibition by Canadian artists Moez Surani and Nina Leo

Opening reception and poetry reading by Moez Surani:

16th Feb 2018 (Friday)
5:00 pm - 8: 00 pm

Moez Surani’s writing has been published internationally, including in Harper’s Magazine, Best American Experimental Writing 2016, and the Globe and Mail. He has been an artist in residence in Burma, China, Finland, Italy, Taiwan and Switzerland. He is the author of three poetry books: Reticent Bodies, Floating Life, and most recently, Operations, which reveals a globe-spanning inventory of the contemporary rhetoric of violence.

Nina Leo is a Canadian cross-disciplinary artist whose work examines societal shifts, the senses that signal them, and how these shifts impact consciousness. Coupled with this tactile approach to ideology, is an enquiry into where political resistance begins. Her work and research has been exhibited and published internationally and she is an assistant professor within the Sculpture/ Installation program at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada.

Regular Exhibition Hours
17th - 27th Feb 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Zero Art Space
No 202, 2nd Floor, United Condo, Ah Lan Pya Pagida Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar 
+959 788466168, +95 9 5000802

Moez Surani

Nina Leo

Venue & Address: 
New Zero Art Space No 202, 2nd Floor, United Condo, Ah Lan Pya Pagida Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar
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The Sunshine Eaters wows crowds at Onsite Gallery

Embellished textile walk art depicting Black Children
Friday, January 12, 2018

People lined up outside OCAD U’s professional gallery, Onsite, the evening of January 10 to gain entry to The Sunshine Eaters, a new exhibition curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Once inside, the capacity crowd took in Nick Cave’s glittering sound suits and Ebony G. Patterson’s embellished Jacquard fabric wall work. Delicate lilies made of bronze float beside two scent stations evoking places in time. Mediums on display include film, video installation, scent, sculpture, painting, drawing and textile. Shary Boyle created three new sculptures specifically for the exhibition.

Earlier in the evening, the auditorium at 100 McCaul St. was overflowing for a talk by visual artists Patterson and Cave.

In the exhibition brochure, Smith, Curator for Onsite explains The Sunshine Eaters: “highlights how contemporary artists and designers look to the land, plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of crises.”

Exhibiting artists:

  • Shary Boyle
  • Nick Cave
  • Robert Holmes
  • Jim Holyoak
  • Brian Jungen
  • Jessica Karuhanga
  • Alexandra Kehayoglou
  • Nina Leo and Moez Surani
  • Tony Matelli
  • Alanis Obomsawin
  • Ebony G. Patterson
  • Winnie Truong

The free exhibition runs through to April 15, 2018, with a number of free talks and events. See the exhibition listing for more information.


199 Richmond St. W., Toronto

Gallery hours:

Wednesday – Noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday – Noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m.


Hand tufted textile that looks like trees and moss in foreground
Two sculptures of heads smelling flowers on their faces
A tall colourful, beaded and sequined costum