The Inuit Art Foundation is pleased to announce Britt Gallpen as the new Editor of the Inuit Art Quarterly. She begins her position effective December 21, 2015. Gallpen takes over from previous Editor Nancy Campbell, who helped the IAQ break new ground in content during her tenure.
“I look forward to working with the Foundation during a time of dynamic changes in Inuit Art,” says Gallpen. “And I am excited to have the opportunity to build on the magazine’s legacy of highlighting the strength of contemporary Inuit practice in Canada as well as expanding the scope to view contemporary Inuit artists in dialogue with others working in the circumpolar Indigenous world.”
Gallpen is a writer and curator based in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to joining the IAQ, she worked as the Project Coordinator on Sakkijâjuk, the first nationally touring exhibition of fine art from Nunatsiavut. Recent and upcoming curatorial projects include: Titigi: Ruben Komangapik and Koomuatuk Curley (Toronto); ARCTICNOISE, an exhibition of new media work by Geronimo Inutiq (Vancouver, Toronto and Saskatoon) and the upcoming iNuit Blanche, an all-night, city-wide circumpolar art project co-curated with Heather Igloliorte and presented in association with the Inuit Studies Conference 2016. Her writing has appeared in Canadian Art, ease art + opinions and KAPSULA among others.
“The Inuit Art Foundation is thrilled to have Britt as the Editor of the IAQ,” said Alysa Procida, Executive Director. “She brings new energy and a clear vision to the magazine that will ensure it reflects the breadth and vibrancy of art by Inuit today.”