Isabel Okoro

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Isabel Okoro (b. Lagos, Nigeria) is a visual artist currently based in Toronto, ON.


She is exploring the interactions between the motherland and the diaspora, and at the cornerstone of her practice is visualising an imagined world, Eternity, as a space to immortalize family, friends, and those she meets along the way.


She coined the term "normatopia" to describe a space which considers the tensions between a harsh reality and a utopia, and chooses to rest and thrive in the humanly achievable sweet spot that exists in the middle.

In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?

Through my practice of world-building, I’m drawn to natural spaces and the ways I can re-contextualize them to fit the narrative I’m developing.

What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?

To be loved, free, held, and seen.

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