abisola oni is a Canadian-Nigerian video and performance artist and curator working and living around Tkaronto (Canada). She completed a Bachelor's degree in Visual Culture and Studio Art at the University of Waterloo. abisola engages in global decolonial and feminist conversations through her research as an artist and curator. The autotheoretical reflections formed through her video work manifest in an image-making process, most often using performance for the camera.
abisola has achieved various administrative and curatorial experiences in Waterloo and Toronto. She has curated artist exhibitions and video screenings for Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and Propeller Art Gallery (2022), The Artery in the University of Waterloo (2022), University of Waterloo Art Gallery (2022), and Homer Watson Gallery (Kitchener, 2023). abisola has authored two catalogue essays for the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo (2021-22) and completed an undergraduate curatorial research-creation thesis on the topic of video art and mass media criticism. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Pleasure Dome, an experimental video organization in Toronto.
In her hometown of Brampton, Ontario, her friends and family call her Abby. Abby throws a mean Murder Mystery party, practices bass guitar, and finds peace in her yoga practice.