"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept,

and celebrate those differences."

                                                                                                                                                                         — Audre Lorde


Liz Ikiriko (b.1977)is a biracial Nigerian-Canadian independent curator, artist, and photo editor. Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan - she now lives and works in Toronto with her husband and 2 kids.


Liz's work as a researcher, teacher, and mother informs her practice which is focused on African and diasporic narratives. She is committed to the creation of embodied experiences that utilize accessible platforms to share moments of vulnerability and care for all of us on the margins. 

As an independent curator she has exhibited across Canada, worked with artists internationally, facilitated workshops with Ryerson University, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and has been published in Public Journal, MICE Magazine, C Magazine, Akimbo and The Ethnic Aisle.

As an esteemed member of the media arts community in Toronto for the past 15 years she has had the honour of working with organizations such as the CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography, Wedge Curatorial Projects, The National Music Centre and Macleans Magazine, along with teaching photography at Ryerson University and Sheridan College. She holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2019) and is currently the Co-Director on an interactive documentary project titled Weathering.