Online Presentation: Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios tour with Nakasuk Alariaq
General $20, Members FREE
Indigenous participants are free of charge. Pay What you Wish option available.
On Saturday April 17, exhibition curatorial consultant Nakasuk Alariaq traced the roots of contemporary art in her hometown of Sikusiilaq or Kinngait and shared personal anecdotes on the artists featured in Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios.
Nakasuk Alariaq is an Inuk-Finnish Canadian who was raised in Sikusiilaq (Kinngait/Cape Dorset). She has completed her Master’s in Art History and Curatorial Studies at Western University where she focused her thesis on Inuit self-representation in arts institutions. In her master’s thesis, Nakasuk discussed contemporary Inuit art from her hometown and presented it as an exhibition “Sanaugavut: Art from Kinngait” at McIntosh Gallery (Western University) in the spring of 2019.
Nakasuk’s writing and curating shares Inuit histories and material culture from a local Inuk’s perspective. Nakasuk has been published under arts magazines such as the Inuit Art Quarterly and The Canadian Art Magazine and she has worked with institutions such as The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, The Varley Art Gallery in Markham and The Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Queen’s University). Nakasuk is a fellow of the Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership and is making plans to do her PhD under supervisor Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Concordia University).