About Me

Ifetayo is a multimedia artist, who has worked in drawing, painting, collage, and more. They are currently based in Toronto to pursue an education in Life Studies, which is an art and science based department at OCAD University.

In 2020 they were commissioned by BLM Toronto for the Abolish the Police poster series as well as BLM Global for their Black Women are Divine poster series in reclamation, of Breanna Taylor. They are the graphic designer for Vancouver-based podcast called BlackChat Vancouver

In the summer of 2019, they guest-spoke at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Summer Gala about their experience in the gallery's Teen Art Group. In 2018, they interned at the Vancouver Art Gallery as the Public Programs intern. They also premiered their first film at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, titled Steve Niven.

Photo by Kirsten Sawyer

Contact Me

Email - ifealabi@gmail.com

Instagram - @goldzzzie.artchive


2019 - Current

Ontario College of Art and Design University - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cross Displinary: Life Studies, with a minor in Photography

2015 - 2018

Teen Art Group (Facilitated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and Emily Carr University of Art and Design


Summer Institute for Teens (Facilitated by Emily Carr University of Art and Design) - Drawing Program


Group Exhibitions


GradEx 107, OCAD University, WHAT WAS LOST AT SEA, collage installation, OCAD University

March 2022

Gallery 1313, OCAD U Promixities, WHAT WAS LOST AT SEA, collage installation


Blockorama 23', gif, Blockorama Toronto


That's So Gay: Eleventeen Exhibition, Time & Memory (Memory & Archive), digital collage


Black Women are Divine Poster Series, digital multimedia collage, Black Lives Matter Global


Defund the Police Poster Series, digital multimedia collage, Black Lives Matter Toronto's Instagram and Facebook


See for Yourself Art Show (as part of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival), Bean Around the World Coffees (Hastings and Cambie, Vancouver, BC


Steve Niven (as part of the Troublemakers 3.0 series), Reel Youth & Love Intersections, VIFF Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, BC 


Think Tank for Youth (based on Takashi Murakami’s 100 Arhats, from The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg Exhibition), Vancouver Art Gallery in Mr. & Mrs. John S. Davidson and Family Gallery, Vancouver, BC


Think Tank For Youth (based on Vancouver Special Exhibition), Vancouver Art Gallery in Mr. & Mrs. John S. Davidson and Family Gallery, Vancouver, BC


Emily Carr Summer Institute for Teens Final Exhibition, Emily Carr University of Art and Design Main Hall in South Building, Vancouver, BC

Work Experience

2019 - 2021

BlackChat the Podcast - Freelance Graphic Designer

- designs podcast iconography

-designs publicity material

July 2018 - August 2018

Vancouver Art Gallery - Public Programming Intern

- Prepared background information for The Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects Exhibition

- Organized and categorized the book collection

- Supported staff by performing admin tasks to offer patron perspective on proposed programming 

Vancouver Art Gallery Summer Gala (2019)

In the summer 2019, Ife was invited to guest-speak at the Vancouver Art Gallery's annual Summer Gala. They spoke on behalf of the Teen Art Group that is facilitated by Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the Vancouver Art Gallery. They were apart of this program for three years and returned as an alum to guest-speak alongside one of Teen Art Group's current members.  

BlackChat the Podcast 

As of late 2019, Ifetayo has been the graphic designer for the Vancouver based podcast called BlackChat the Podcast. BlackChat is centred around Black healing and joy, and began as family styled gatherings, which turned into planned events and now have led them to this podcast. The podcast discusses many a different topic. The focus is mainly around Black Canadian identity, but that doesn't limit the conversation from political issues that face the community, intersectionality, etc. 

The podcast can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Spotify, and Anchor! They also have their own website with the same name.

Instagram - @blackchatvancouver

Facebook - BlackChat the Podcast

Spotify - BlackChat the Podcast

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