Ojo Agi (b. 1992) is a self-taught Nigerian-Canadian artist.
Informed by anti-racist feminist theory, she uses her art practice to explore issues of race, gender and cultural identity. She aims to challenge the myopic lens with which women of colour are often portrayed; but also use each piece as an opportunity to learn and un-learn what is beautiful to her.
Whether she’s creating with art markers, oils or watercolours, potent emotions and delicate details permeate her work. Her greatest hope as an artist is to tell stories that people of any background can identify with.
She is currently based in Toronto, Canada.
Ojo Agi, Somto 2015