Interdisciplinary artist Mark Igloliorte investigates and communicates his connection to his Inuit heritage primarily through painting and drawing. Since his teens, Igloliorte has also been an avid skateboarder, a practice which also informs how he plays with a shifting relationship to the landscape and ideas of place. IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson spoke with Igloliorte about working with new artistic mediums, his influences, and motion and movement.
In September, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) announced that Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk would be joining its team as Curator and Mediator of Inuit Art. Koperqualuk, who is also the Vice President of International Affairs at the Inuit Circumpolar Council, a trilingual speaker and trained anthropologist, will manage one of Canada’s largest collections of Inuit art that’s comprised of carvings, drawings, prints, jewelry, textiles, and other decorative arts. Koperqualuk speaks with IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson about her new role, Inuit leadership, and lots more.
Showcasing works by 21 Indigenous artists, Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Art Gallery brings together artists from across the Great Ocean and beyond. On the occasion of the exhibitions opening, Tarah Hogue, Senior Curatorial Fellow of Indigenous Art and member of the curatorial team, speaks with IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson on the shows central themes of movement, mobility and migration.
Nuuk-based Aka Hansen is a trailblazing member of the country’s new generation of emerging filmmakers. While much of her work is made with a Greenlandic audience in mind, her experimental shorts and horror features have garnered just as much attention from international viewers.
Originally from Newfoundland, Montreal-based animator, filmmaker and visual artist Glenn Gear is often inspired by the exploration of his identity as an urban Inuk with ancestral ties to Nunatsiavut. Working with moving images and installations, the artist captures the liminal space between natural and built environments.
Included as part of this year’s Nuit Blanche in Montreal, QC, the a multimedia installation piece “Memory Keepers /Gardiens des mémoires” by Jesse Tungilik, Jason Sikoak, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Darcie Bernhardt, Tom McLeod, Glenn Gear and Caroline Monnet took over the FOFA Gallery courtyard at Concordia University to explore themes of memory, tradition and urban life.