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Mark Igloliorte: katinngak

June 20 - August 5, 2022

katinngak is an exhibition of new and recent sculptural installations in conversation with earlier video work by Nunatsiavut artist, essayist and educator Mark Igloliorte. With a heavy emphasis on process, repetition, and experimentation, Igloliorte weaves together concepts and themes that include observational engagement, skateboard culture and public space, and language. Igloliorte's methodology also acts as a pedagogy when navigating colonial institutions, activating public space and his own journey learning Inuktitut.

katinngak is presented in conjunction with the Inuit Studies Conference 2022: Auviqsaqtut which takes place at The University of Winnipeg and Qaumajuq/Winnipeg Art Gallery from June 19 – 22. Auviqsaqtut [Ouuuv-vick-suk-took] can be translated to cutting blocks to make an iglu, or working together to build an iglu. Auviqsaqtuq evokes themes of collaboration, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, sharing intergenerational knowledge, and building something together.

About the artist
Mark Igloliorte (Inuk, Nunatsiavut) is an artist, essayist and educator. He is an associate professor of Frameworks and Interventions in Indigenous Art Practices, Department of Studio Arts, at Concordia University. His work investigates relating to Indigenous futures through a grounding in embodied practices and language. His use of the kayak, kamutik (Inuit sled) and skateboard speak to the land and how it is traversed and with specific ties to a pre-colonial past and an indigenized future. Igloliorte has two new public works, Saputiit - Fish Weir and Skateboard Plaza - Fish Weir, commissioned for Nuit Blanche Toronto 2022.

About the Curator
Franchesca Hebert-Spence currently resides in Ottawa is Anishinaabe from Winnipeg, Manitoba, her grandmother Marion Ida Spence was from Sagkeeng First Nation, on Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. The foundation of her creative practice stems from Ishkabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg, Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts program. She has begun as a PhD student in Cultural Mediations (Visual Culture) at Carleton University and will look at the presence of guest/host protocols within Indigenous methodological practices with a focus on visual art in Canada. 


Monday - Friday between 1:00 and 4:00 pm from June 20 until August 5, 2022 (closed July 1 & August 1).

June 20 at 12:00 pm in Gallery 1C03
Join us for a conversation with artists Mark Bennett and Mark Igloliorte and curator Franchesca Hebert-Spence.

June 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Aabijijiwan New Media Lab
3rd floor, 599 Portage Avenue
Join us for a reception to celebrate Mark Bennett and Mark Igloliorte, Aabijijiwan's artists in residence. We will demo new immersive work, Augmented Reality, 3D printing, student curated vitrines, and games with some great company, food and drinks. 

Maps of The University of Winnipeg campus, including accessibility and parking maps, can be found here. Visitor entrance to Gallery 1C03 is via Centennial Hall which is equipped with auto-door openers. Doors are locked and visitors must press the intercom button and state that they are here to visit the Gallery. Upon entering, sign in at the Security desk. The gallery is just down the hall and our doors will be propped open when open for viewing. There is a gender-neutral, accessible washroom less than 100 feet from the Gallery entrance. Mask use is required when indoors on campus.

Gallery 1C03 is on Treaty 1 Territory. We are located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

Gallery 1C03 gratefully acknowledges financial assistance for katinngak from Auviqsaqtut, The Space Between Us, Aabijijiwan Media Lab and Kishaadigeh Collaborative Research Centre, Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership.