Ehiko Odeh

Ehiko Odeh is one of the current Resident Artists participating in the City of Mississauga’s Resident Artist Program at the Living Arts Centre.

Ehiko Odeh

About the artist

Ehiko Odeh is a multidisciplinary artist from Lagos, Nigeria and currently residing in Toronto, Ontario. With a rich artistic background spanning 7 years, Ehiko’s creative journey is deeply rooted in her spiritual practice and fuelled by the essence of play. This exploration has led her to engage in various forms of material experimentation. Ehiko’s artistic pursuits encompass a diverse range of themes, including decolonization, coiffure, ethnobotany, memory, and play. Her distinctive style is characterized by an expressive palette and the utilization of a wide array of found or up-cycled textiles. In her artistic endeavors, Ehiko pays homage to traditional Nigerian craftsmanship, particularly through her large-scale multimedia paintings, textiles, performances, drawings, and installations.

Having graduated from OCAD University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Creative Writing, Ehiko has showcased her works in prominent art scenes across Lagos, Nigeria, Kolkata, India, and Toronto. Notably, her first solo exhibition in Canada was presented by BAND (Black Artist Network In Dialogue) in 2019, marking a significant milestone in her artistic career.

Ehiko’s talent and dedication have earned her prestigious commissions, including notable projects such as the Gladstone Hotel House Art Program, an exhibition titled “Between Star Shine and Clay” in collaboration with Career Launchers at Yonge-Dundas Square, the “Realised-Reimagined Food Justice” exhibition with Foodshare Toronto, and the honour of creating the cover art for Lillian Allen’s latest book, “Make The World New.”