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Dr. Bonaventure Ndikung in conversation with Liz Ikiriko

(left) a photo portrait of Dr. Bonaventure Ndikung, wearing a royal blue blazer and beret. (right) a photograph of Liz Ikiriko, wearing a black button up shirt

Hear, See, Feel – A Conversation on the Haptics of Photography and the Sonic

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

1 to 2:30 p.m. EST/Toronto time (7 to 8:30 p.m. CEST/Berlin time)


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Join us for a conversation with Bonaventure Ndikung, OCAD U’s International Resident Curator and Liz Ikiriko, Nigerian Canadian artist and curator, presented by Onsite Gallery. Their conversation will explore multiple histories of photography, sonic production and the relations between—particularly for African and diasporic creators


Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung is an independent curator, author and biotechnologist, and is the founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary Berlin. He was curator-at-large for Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, and guest curator of the 2018 Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal. Together with the Miracle Workers Collective, he was curator of the Finland Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2019. Dr. Ndikung was artistic director of the 12th Rencontres de Bamako, a biennale for African photography, 2019 and is artistic director of Sonsbeek 20-24, a quadrennial contemporary art exhibition in Arnhem, the Netherlands. In January 2023 he will begin as the new director of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). He is currently a professor in the Spatial Strategies MA program at the Weissensee Academy of Art in Berlin. He is OCAD University’s first International Resident Curator and will create an exhibition for Onsite Gallery in Fall 2022.

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. 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(SK). Her writing appears in upcoming Aperture publication As We Rise, 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 Bamako Encounters the 13th African Photography Biennial and is the Curator of Collections and Contemporary Engagement at the Art Gallery of York University.

Zoom link will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event.

International Curatorial Residency Sponsor: Partners in Art

Image credits:

Dr. Bonaventure Ndikung (left): (c) David Uzochukwu

Liz Ikiriko (right): courtesy Liz Ikiriko