A black man with short black hair. He is wearing a sleeveless black tank top and a gold chain with a gold pendant. His hands are clasped together as he leans over a bench.

A black man with short black hair. He is wearing a sleeveless black tank top and a gold chain with a gold pendant. His hands are clasped together as he leans over a bench.

Photo by Josh Rille

About Black Ark

A vessel. A threshold. A space for reflection.

Nigerian Canadian artist Oluseye Ogunlesi explores Canada’s role in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade through his installation Black Ark. Referencing the slave ships that were built in Canada, this cathedral-like structure invites you into the hull of a ship, creating passage and revealing the fractured and erased history of enslavement in Canada.  Built of wood, metal and found materials, Black Ark is an invitation to look back and move forward.

How to Experience Black Ark

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Artist and Collaborators

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