Ojo Agi is a Nigerian-Canadian artist and graduate student interested in understanding the effects of dispossession, migration and transnationalism on the embodiment of cultural identities. Her work explores questions of representation, the politics of knowledge production and legitimation, feminist art and curatorial praxis, material cultures, and cultural identities of Africans in Canada.
Her portraiture work has been exhibited in Toronto, Ottawa and New York, and her research has been presented at OCAD University in Toronto and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. In 2017 she was an artist-in-residence with the Feminist Art Collective at Artscape Gibraltar Point and in 2019 she programmed and moderated a series of artist conversations titled “In the Living Room” at the Art Gallery of Ontario regarding Black representation and subjectivities.
Ojo holds an Hon. Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Ottawa. She is currently completing her MA in Women and Gender Studies with a collaborative specialization in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies at the University of Toronto, where she is a recipient of the 2018 Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC research award. Her thesis work is being supervised by Dr. Marieme Lo, Director of African Studies, Associate Director of Education at the School of Cities, and Associate Professor at the Women and Gender Studies Institute.
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