About

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

Audre Lorde

Bio

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

Expertise

Liz Ikiriko's knowledge as a curator, researcher, writer, photographer, teacher and mother inform her practice which is focused on contemporary African and diasporic narratives. She is committed to the creation of experiential, embodied, visceral experiences that utilize widely accessible platforms to share moments of vulnerability and care for all of us on the margins. She has had the privilege of working with organizations such as the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography and Wedge Curatorial Projects, among others. Her writing has been published in Public Journal, MICE Magazine, Akimbo and The Ethnic Aisle. She has been immersed in the media arts community in Toronto for the past 13 years and has worked on national publications Toronto Life, Macleans, Canadian Business, AWAY magazine, and the Ethnic Aisle. She recently received her MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University (2019) presenting thesis exhibition The Break, The Wake, The Hold, The Breath with Circuit Gallery at Prefix ICA.