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Photo: Ruben Anton Komangapik
Credit: Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association


installation, jewellry, new media, performance, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Caplan, 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.

Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik), NU


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Ruben Anton Komangapik is a jeweller, sculptor, carver, metalworker, performing artist and musician. He was born in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU and also grew up in Clyde River and Arctic Bay, NU. Komangapik absorbed traditional Inuit culture, language and art from his grandparents and parents. Komangapik's sculptures and carvings are held in permanent collections across Europe and Canada, including that of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Here and Now: Indigenous Canadian Perspectives and New Media in Works by Ruben Komangapik, Kent Monkman and Adrian Duke August 2018 Brittany Myburgh
Worlds Inside Worlds November 1, 2017 Rupert Nuttle
2017 Canadian Biennal 2017 National Gallery of Canada


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Contemporary Reflections Nov - Dec 2011 La Guilde | The Guild
Spirit Wrestler: Shaman, Sedna and Spirits Oct - Nov 2008 Spirit Wrestler Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Summer 2011 Inuit Art Foundation

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada

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March 7, 2019 Profile edited by Kathleen Fulton