“Aerial” screening at Images Festival, April 18th 

Photo from Images festival announcement.

A large format video art commission experimenting with IMAX technologies that will be shown in IMAX theaters throughout 2019-2020, along with the work of four other artists, as part of the XL, Outer Worlds exhibition, starting in Toronto April 18, 2019 at Cinesphere, as the closing night of the Images Festival. Images festival runs from April 11-18, 2019 (


Details about the Images closing night screening and party:

Exhibition Review, April 13, 2018:

with commentary by Molly Glentzer,  “Four of FotoFest’s dazzling displays focus on Indian portraiture,” Houston Chronicle (April 13, 2018).

“Peacocks Dream”


Exhibition Review, June 6 2018:

From Canadian Art, a review of the exhibition, Supernatural: Art, Technology, and the Forest.

Including Leila Sujir’s video work,

“Forest Breath”


Screening announcement, July 2018:

Leila Sujir’s video work,

“Forest Breath: A portrait in progress”

will be shown at The Port Renfrew Elementary School on Sunday, August 12, 2018


Publication announcement, May 2018:

Leila Sujir’s work is part of a new book publication from the Fotofest Biennial.

“INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art,”

Fotofest and Schilt Publishing,  2018


Exhibition! May 17 – September 30, 2018

“Forest Breath”

at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, in a group exhibition, “Supernatural: Art, Technology, and the Forest”.



“Aerial” will be shot this summer (2018) as part of the XL-Outer Worlds: a four-day Festival Celebration at the Cinesphere (Toronto’s Ontario Place).



March 2018! Leila Sujir at FotoFest:

FotoFest International is pleased to announce the names of the 48 featured artists in the central exhibition for its upcoming FOTOFEST 2018 BIENNIAL

The FotoFest 2018 Biennial, March 10 – April 22, 2018, is dedicated to INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art. FotoFest 2018 speaks to a number of contemporary issues in India including gender and sexuality, land rights conflict, the environment, human settlement and migration, and caste and class divisions. The participating artists are from India and the global Indian diaspora.

Organized by Lead Curator Sunil Gupta and FotoFest Executive Director Steven Evans, FotoFest 2018 will be one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary photography by artists of Indian origin to be presented in the United States. The artists were handpicked by Mr. Gupta and Mr. Evans while journeying through multiple cities in India and across the world.


Announcement, January 28, 2018

In research and production with the following projects:

Peacocks Dream, for exhibition at the Houston FotoFest Biennial: India — Contemporary Photography and New Media Art  (March – April 2018)

Forest Breath, for exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (May – September 2018).

XL-Outer Worlds: a four-day Festival Celebration, Public Access Collective and True Frame Productions announce the launch of XL-Outer Worlds: a four-day Festival Celebration at the Cinesphere (Toronto’s Ontario Place) which brings together ten curated programs of early IMAX films from the archives, and new expanded projections by Canada’s leading artists Oliver Husain, Lisa Jackson, Kelly Richardson, Michael Snow, and Leila Sujir on the theme of “Outer Worlds.” The commissioned program will also tour to four locations in Canada, and four international destinations where IMAX has had or is having a significant impact.

ScreeningFor Jackson: A Time Capsule, 2004 

Screening date at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: February 25, 2017, with Leila Sujir and Jackson Sujir present.

Video 49 minutes, Betacam SP landscape format (16 by 9 aspect ratio).

A documentary portrait of two Canadian women, Rosemary Brown (1930-2003) and Ruth Horricks-Sujir (b. 1925) which creates a time capsule for their young grandson, Jackson. By moving viewers through the geographies and journeys of these women’s lives, Sujir uses landscapes as points of arrival and departure, and oceans as streams of stories.

Two new book projects have been released:

• from the Art Gallery of Windsor: Srimoyee Mitra (ed), Border Cultures, London, UK: Black Dog Publishing/Art Gallery of Windsor, 2016 [Tulipomania], 2016.

• from the Glenbow: Melanie Kjorlien (ed), Made in Calgary: An Exploration of Art from 1960 to the 2000’s: Calgary, Alberta: Glenbow, 2016 [Tulipomania and My Two Grandmothers], 2016.