Kameelah Janan Rasheed in conversation w/ Liz Ikiriko

Photo of Liz Irikiko on left and photo of Kameelah Janan Rasheed on right.
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Join the CEAD for an open conversation discussing Janan Rasheed's extensive art practice in which she's exhibited from LA to the Venice Biennale and hosted workshops at the Brooklyn Museum. Curator Liz Ikiriko will engage in a casual Q&A exploring the recent exhibition ___a lineage of transgression___, in which Janan Rasheed and Ikiriko have developed a working relationship. Topics possibly covered: relationality, the poetics of mathematics, speculative fiction and Black feminist collaborations.

Please note that registration for this event is reserved for OCAD U Students and recent alumni (5 years out of school).

Spots are limited. RSVP Required


Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b.1985) is a Brooklyn-based transdisciplinary artist, writer, educator and former public high school teacher. Rasheed’s work has been presented at EXPO Chicago (2019), Nome Gallery(2019), the Venice Biennale (2017), New Museum of Contemporary Art, Jack Shainman Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, among others. In print her work has been featured in Cultured, the New York Times, Artforum, BOMB, Guernica, Triple Canopy, and others.


Liz Ikiriko

Liz Ikiriko is an artist, independent curator and photo editor. Her knowledge as a prairie-born researcher, writer, photographer, teacher and mother inform her practice which is focused on contemporary and historic African and diasporic narratives. Her writing has been published in Public Journal, MICE Magazine, C Magazine, Akimbo and The Ethnic Aisle. She holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2019). She is one of OCAD University's Winter 2020 Creative-Professionals-in-Residence.


This workshop is presented as part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Creative Professionals-in-Residence program and our Good w/Food series with support from the Faculty of Art.

The OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Black Richness: The Untapped Potential of our Ancestry

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 5:30pm to Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:00am

OCAD University will celebrate Black History Month, this year, through Black Richness: The Untapped Potential of Our Ancestry, an exhibition which addresses what Black Richness means to our community in regards to economic, cultural and ancestral wealth, while reflecting on where we are today. If we must move forward we have to address the past.

The exhibition, curated by students of the OCADU BLXCK ASSOCIATION, Ehiko Odeh and Kaylee Meyer, features 15 Artists, who through different mediums, explore themes of Blackness in Canada, from different parts of the world, Black wealth, employment, culture and tradition, education, the effects of colonialism and how it affects black identities alongside stereotypes of black people, while aiming to celebrate the present.

The exhibition is spread throughout multiple locations on the OCAD University campus: the Main Lobby at 100 McCaul St., and the Ada Slaight Gallery on the 2nd Floor of 100 McCaul St.

Opening Reception

Friday, February 1st
5:30 p.m. – 11p.m.
100 McCaul St.
Main Lobby

Timeline of the Opening Night
Opening and arrival of people from 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 6:35 p.m.

Art, Social, Food & Music
6:35 p.m. – 11p.m.

Part 2 of Black Richness Exhibition Available

Monday, February 18th – March 1st
100 McCaul St.
2nd floor
Ada Slaight Gallery

Black Richness is generously sponsored by the OCADU Student Union Grant, Faculties of Art, Design & Liberal Arts & Sciences, Office of the President and OCADU Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St. lobby and Ada Slaight Gallery
Black History Month exhibition poster