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Charissa von Harringa

Charissa von Harringa is a Doctoral Candidate (ABD, 2022) in Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Her dissertation examines the relationship between Arctic Indigenous art, Institutions and Exhibition Practices. She holds a Master’s degree from Concordia University (2016) in Art History and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from New York University (2007). She is the co-curator of the international circumpolar exhibition, Among All These Tundras (2018), an Associate Curator, for Tusarnitut! Music Born of the Cold at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, an affiliate of Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership Partnership Grant under the direction of Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Concordia University, Montreal), a Fonds de recherche du Québec—Société et culture scholarship recipient, and the author of several published articles, chapters, reviews, including a recently published chapter on artistic modernism in Greenland for a Routledge publication titled, Women Artists in the Nordic Countries, 1900-1960 and a Co-Editor/Contributor of Arctic Prisms: Contemporary Arts from Across Inuit Nunaat and Sápmi (2022).

Thesis Title: Circumpolar Poethics: Contemporary Arctic Indigenous Art, Institutions, and Exhibition Practices

Supervisor: Dr. Heather Igloliorte

Research Interests:

  • Indigenous Institutional Critique
  • Exhibitionary Histories and Practices
  • Performance
  • Poetics

Teaching – Undergraduate Courses: 

  • ARTH 380 Histories of Art History

Research Assistantships:

Research Assistant – to Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership: The Pilimmaksarniq/Pijarariusarniq Project

Publications, conferences and exhibitions:

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