Photo: Qavavau Manumie


drawing, printmaking

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Brandon, MB



Qavavau Manumie is a Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU based artist who focuses on printmaking and drawing. He began working as a printmaker in the 1980s at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and quickly became a talented printmaker. His work has been included in most Cape Dorset Annual Print Collections from the mid-1990s onwards.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Works by Nunavut, Canada artist Qavavau Manumie featured in Warsaw exhibition June 16, 2020 Ellis Quinn
Galerie PFOAC : trois expressions pour une même cause February 20, 2020 Éric Clement
First Nations January 6, 2020 Hans Ulrich Obrist


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
The Penumbral Age: Art in the Time of Planetary Change March 20 - June 7, 2020 Museum of Modern Art Warsaw
60 Years: West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative Anniversary Exhibition October 2019 - January 2020 Colbourne Street Gallery
Toronto Biennial Sept 21 - Dec 1, 2019 Toronto Biennial


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2017
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2016
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2015

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Ackland Art Museum Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada

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September 12, 2017 Created by: Inuit Art Foundation