Photo: Susan Avingaq
Credit: Qaggiavuut!


film, literary arts

Artistic Community:

Iglulik (Igloolik), NU

Date of Birth:

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Susan Avingaq is a director, art director and set designer in film based out of Iglulik, NU. Avingaq has worked extensively with Isuma Productions and Arnait Video Productions, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Avingaq is also a children’s author and a talented seamstress and artist who actively teaches sewing. Avingaq has been nominated for and won many awards for her films and work in the Nunavut arts sector.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Negotiating and Understanding the Threats to Inuit Life in Canada August 9, 2019 Laura Raicovich
Remembering Our Ways: Film and Culture in Iglulik June 2019 Blandina Attaarjuaq Makkik
2 Inuit artists share 2018 Nunavut Commissioner's Arts Award May 1, 2019 CBC News


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Arnait Ikajurtigiit: Women helping each other Apr - June 2019 Art Gallery of York University
ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival 2017
Inuit Women's Voices 2017 Ryerson University


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Elder Award for Contribution to Nunavut Art 2017 Inuit Heritage Trust
Nominated for Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program 2016 Canadian Screen Awards
Best Canadian Feature 2016 Rencontres Internationales Du Documentaire De Montreal


View All Performances and Details
Title Year Role
Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic Ongoing Elder Storyteller


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Anaana's Tent 2018 Performer, Miscellaneous Crew
Searchers 2016 Art Director, Costume Designer
Sol 2014 Director