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asinnajaq

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asinnajaq

Medium:

animation, curatorial, drawing, film, installation, new media, painting, sculptural

Artistic Community:

Inukjuak, QC

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.


1991

Work

Website

Biography

asinnajaq, also known as Isabella Rose Weetaluktuk, is a visual artist, filmmaker, writer and curator based in Montreal, QC. asinnajaq's practice is grounded in research and collaboration, which includes working with other artists, friends and family. In 2016 she worked with the National Film Board of Canada's archive to source historical and contemporary Inuit films and colonial representations of Inuit in film. The footage she pulled is included in her short film "Three Thousand." The film was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. asinnajaq is part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Historical Blinds and SITElines: Unsettling the Biennial with Candice Hopkins Winter 2019 Jenn Jackson
How the Arctic Became White: Interviews with asinnajaq and Innuteq Storch March 18, 2019 Chris Gismondi
Who Is Not Being Heard? March 14, 2019 asinnajaq and Kablusiak

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Qaggiq: Gathering Place Sept 18 - Nov 30, 2019 Art Museum at the University of Toronto - University of Toronto Art Centre
Riddu Riddu Festival July 10 - 14, 2019 Nisga'a Longhouse
Isuma Venice Biennale May 11 to Nov 24, 2019 Canadian Pavilion

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Beneficiary of Technicolor's Clyde Gilmour Award - from Zacharias Kunuk 2017/2018 Toronto Film Critics Association
Three Thousand* Best Global Indigenous Short Film 2018 Skabmagovat Film Festival, Finland
REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards Laureate 2017 The Hnatyshyn Foundation

Filmography

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Title Release Date Role
Three Thousand November 11, 2017 Director
Upinnaqusittik (Lucky) 2016 Director

Edit History

April 30, 2019 Edited by: Inuit Art Foundation
September 12, 2017 Created by: Maddy Tripp