Finding Home: New Canadian Immigrants take part in Aga Khan Museum Exhibition

Finding Home: New Canadian Immigrants take part in Aga Khan Museum Exhibition
Finding Home: Staff/Metroland. Adham Alazhari, 19, displays his installation that is part of the exhibit, ‘Finding Home-Personal Journeys and Visual Narratives’, that opened Monday. Dec. 12 at the Aga Khan Museum.

New Canadians create home-themed artwork displayed at Aga Khan Museum

The dinner table is neatly set with bowls of food and mugs at each place setting.

But where once were four chairs, now only two remain.

Adham Alazhari arrived 10 months ago to Canada, a country he had heard of but knew nothing about, and without speaking a word of English.

Born in a small Syrian town, the 18-year-old lost his mother when his house was bombed, and moved with his father and brother to Damascus, living there for two years. The trio then headed to Lebanon, where his father passed away after falling ill.

He and his brother, 20-year-old Adbul Hakim, where then privately sponsored to start a new life in Toronto.

More at the source: insidetoronto.com – New Canadians create home-themed artwork displayed at Aga Khan Museum

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