Mark Igloliorte: katinngak

Feheley Fine Arts is excited to share Mark Igloliorte’s solo exhibition “katinngak”, now on view at Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg.

The exhibition includes sculptural pieces such as Nipakittuk (Quiet) (2021), a wall-mounted installation of twenty vibrantly spray-painted skateboards marked with Inuktitut words. The sculptures sit in dialogue with Igloliorte’s earlier video works, contrasting between static and dynamic imagery.

“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,” writes the exhibition’s curator Franchesca Hebert-Spence.

Last September, Feheley Fine Arts held an exhibition of Igloliorte’s work titled Annitâ! – Above All Negations. The exhibition also included the artist’s earlier explorations with skateboards and his learning of Inuktitut–the language of his heritage.

Not only an artist, educator, but an avid skateboarder himself, Igloliorte continues to explore the similarities between learning a new language and honing a new skill, like skateboarding.

Mark Igloliorte: katinngak takes place in conjunction with the 2022 Inuit Studies Conference: Auviqsaqtu. This year’s theme centers on “collaboration, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, sharing intergenerational knowledge, and building something together.”

Mark Igloliorte: katinngak runs June 20 – August 5, 2022. If you find yourself in Winnipeg this summer, be sure to check it out.

To learn more about the artist, curator, and Gallery 1C03’s programming, click here.