Liz Ikiriko is a Tkaronto/Toronto-based, Nigerian Canadian artist and curator. Her role as an educator, maker, and mother informs her practice, which focuses on African and diasporic narratives. Through collaboration and research, she supports and creates embodied experiences to facilitate moments of vulnerability and care for her communities. Her projects and curiosities engage, question and confront internalized systems of oppression.
Ikiriko holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2019). Her work has been shown nationally, and is part of the permanent collection of the Dunlop Gallery. Her writing has appeared in Public Journal, MICE Magazine, C Magazine, Blackflash, and Akimbo. Ikiriko's most recent curatorial projects include: Is Love a Synonym for Abolition? (Gallery 44, 2021), The Break, The Wake, The Hold, The Breath (Circuit Gallery/Prefix ICA, 2019), An Archive But Not An Atlas (Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2019), and A Lineage of Transgression (ArtSpace Peterborough, 2019).
She is a Co-Curator of the 13th Edition of Bamako Encounters, African Photography Biennale in Mali, West Africa and the Curator of Collections and Contemporary Engagement at the Art Gallery of York University,