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Feb 17 '22
12pm CST
Join artist Maya Sialuk Jacobsen for a virtual visit to her studio on February 17 at 12pm CST.

Learn about her artwork and practice within the larger context of INUA, the inaugural contemporary Inuit art exhibition at WAG-Qaumajuq, on now!

About the artist:


Maya Sialuk is a traditional Inuit tattoo artist, private researcher in Inuit’s intangible culture and religion, teacher and lecturer and has over 20 years of experience in the tattoo profession. In 2010, she founded the tattoo and research project Inuit Tattoo Traditions.
Inuit Tattoo Traditions covers the Inuit territories in Greenland, Canada and Alaska.

Research and the work towards cultural preservation fill much of Maya Sialuk’s everyday life. She is interested in research ethics as well as ethical issues surrounding the use of cultural heritage. Both when it comes to outsiders and cultural members.

As an artist, Maya Sialuk works on the topic of cultural anchoring and ethical use of cultural heritage. She conveys the reflections her research leads to.

In 2021, Maya Sialuk will be exhibiting at the exhibition Verden Er I Dig at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and at the Nordic House in Reykjavik. Also she will do numerous public talks on Inuit immaterial culture as well as co-authoring on a number of articles on the subject of tattoo history research and the archaeology of body modification.


This post is part of RBCxWAG: INUA Virtual Sessions, connecting you with Qaumajuq’s inaugural exhibition no matter where you are in the world! Watch for monthly programs with the artists and curators at wag.ca/inua-online.




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