Photo: Asinnajaq


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

Artistic Community:

Inukjuak, QC

Date of Birth:

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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 was a part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale and was long listed for the prestigious Sobey Art Award in April 2020.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Inuk artist Asinnajaq wins a 2020 Sobey Art Award April 16, 2020 Jane George
Citing Covid-19, Canada's Sobey Art Award increases prize to almost $500,000 and shares it among 25 longlisted artists April 16, 2020 Larry Humber
asinnajaq wins $25,000 Sobey Art Award April 15, 2020 IAQ


View All Exhibitions and Details
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


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Sobey Award Longlist Artist April 2020 Sobey Foundation
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


View Filmography and Details
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