This workshop hosted by curator/artist/photo editor Liz Ikiriko will discuss approaches to sequencing and flow development for portfolios and/or series. Liz Ikiriko has spent the past 15 years giving critical feedback to editorial, commercial and fine art photographers. In her career she has been a photo editor in print media, post-secondary educator, producer and is currently the assistant curator at the Art Gallery of York University. The workshop will be an opportunity to consider ideas and projects in development, receive advice on the presentation of your portfolio or exhibition with a focus on narrative, editing and sequencing. The goal is to support the participants ability to visually communicate their intended narratives and concepts with specific fields of interest in mind. The latter portion of the workshop will be open to discussion and collective trouble-shooting so participants should come prepared with working portfolios and/or series.
Liz Ikiriko is a Tkaronto/Toronto-based, prairie-born, Nigerian Canadian artist, curator, photo editor. Her work as an educator, maker and mother inform 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. She holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2019).
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 Ethnic Aisle, Toronto Life, Macleans, the CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography, Wedge Curatorial Projects and The National Music Centre.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and her writing has appeared in Public Journal, MICE Magazine, C Magazine and Akimbo. Presently she is curating, Is Love A Synonym for Abolition? (2021), which will be on view at Gallery 44 during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto. She teaches photography at Ryerson University and is Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York University.