13th edition of the Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography

On view at various venues in Bamako, Mali from 20 October 2022–20 December 2022, the overarching focus lies On Multiplicity, Difference, Becoming, and Heritage.


Is Love a Synonym for Abolition?

Isabel Okoro, Timothy Yanick Hunter.  Gallery 44, Toronto.

Sept. 10 – Oct. 23, 2021


___a lineage of transgression___ 

Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Jamilah Malika Abu-Bakare -two artist exhibition, Curator, Artspace Peterborough. 

Jan.10–Feb.23, 2020. 


Language Under Pressure

Host for event  featuring M. NourbeSe Philip, Jamilah Malika Abu-Bakare and Kameelah Janan Rasheed at Artspace Peterborough. Part of the exhibition "___a lineage of transgression___."

Inspired by the speculative poetics of Black feminist writers the Language Under Pressure symposium provides an opportunity to spend time with the work and ideas of contemporary creators M. NourbeSe Philip, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Jamilah Abu-Bakare. This one day symposium will generate discourse on the importance of carrying forth African and diasporic histories and the unconventional tools learned to claim agency and to navigate the effects of colonial language.
Scoring the Stacks is a public participatory workshop hosted by Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Drawing reference from science-fiction writer Octavia Butler’s concept of “primitive hypertext,” the workshop will explore non-traditional processes of understanding relations between language, movement, objects and experiences. Using informal exercises the workshop invites participants to generate questions around learning, unlearning and ways of perceiving and contributing to the world around us.

The Break, The Wake, The Hold, The Breath 

Abraham Oghobase, Jamilah Malika Abu-Bakare, two artist thesis exhibition, Curator, Circuit Gallery at Prefix ICA, Toronto.

April 4–April 27,2019. 


An Archive, But Not An Atlas

Featured Exhibition Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival,Curator, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto.

April 27– June 6, 2019. 


Visual Practice

Flags of Unsung Countries

Solo exhibition, Artist, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. 

Jan.17 – Mar.10, 2020. 


Flags of Unsung Countries 

Solo exhibition, Artist, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina.

Sept.25–Nov. 15, 2019.



As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

Selections from the Wedge Collection

By The Wedge Collection. Preface by Teju Cole. Introduction by Mark Sealy. Interviewer Liz Ikiriko.


We Solicit The Darkness

Publication by Liz Ikiriko and Anique Jordan launched by MICE Magazine  along with nation-wide workshops in response to manifesto. 

"This collaborative correspondence was envisioned as an evolving archive of unfinished thoughts and formulations of the self in process..."


Image: Zinnia Naqvi.

An Archive, But Not An Atlas

Launched exhibition catalogue for An Archive, But Not An Atlas via Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2020.

"n Archive, But Not An Atlas explores personal and social histories as they are unearthed through movement, gesture, language, and land..."


Speaking Ourselves Into Being by Andrea Fatona and Liz Ikiriko

C Magazine, Issue 144,Winter 2020.

"In 2014, Andrea Fatona initiated The State of Blackness conference to congregate artists, curators, academics and students around the conditions of the production, presentation and dissemination of Black art in Canada..."


Exhibition Review – Material Tells, August, 2019.

"Traversing both Oakville Galleries locations, Material Tells, curated by independent curator..."


Image: Ja’Tovia Gary, An Ecstatic Experience, 2015, film/video.

Exhibition Review –The Sunshine Eaters

"The mounting worldwide  injustice, corruption,and inhumanity perpetrated in the name of Westerncapitalism has become so commonplace that a very real  Armageddon is now within reach..."


Work In Process – Koffler Digital

 Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, Fall 2018. 

In their own words, six artists reveal the processes by which they embed their lives into their work, and investigate the various ways they negotiate the emotional labour necessary to create.


Illustration by Wenting Li.

The Visual Issue – Editor

The Ethnic, 2017. 

"This past May, a number of catastrophic, yet unsurprising, tremors shook the art and media worlds in Toronto and Canada, exposing the shifting state of Indigenous and racialized representation..."