Portrait of Ezi Odozor
Spirit Banter: Ezi Odozor
27 November 2021–30 January 2022
Samuel J. Zacks Gallery
Curated by Emelie Chhangur, Director and Curator

Ezi Odozor’s commissioned long-form poem, with audio/visual components creates a narrative arc between the exhibitions History Is Rarely Black or White and With Opened Mouths. The poem invites guests into the space, offering a passageway to the world of the work, but also standing as a bridge for the multiple worlds we all inhabit. The poem functions with roots and routes for interpretation and experience that are both at once unique and shared.

Ezi (Ezinwanne) Odozor is a Nigerian-born writer, student support specialist, and anti-racist practitioner based in Toronto. Her work, both fiction and non-fiction, focuses on themes of identity, culture, gender, race, health and intimacy. Her writing has also been showcased in multiple exhibits, most notably in Oluseye’s “A Room Full of Black Boys,” which was featured on CBC.

This exhibition is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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