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Jason Sikoak - Nunatsiavut Storytelling: Liminal Spaces

Curated by Hanss Lujan Torres, Renata Critton-Papp, Chiara Montpetit, and Elizabeth Davis for the GAX 2019: Asian Indigenous Relations in Contemporary Art symposium

June 12 – August 26, 2019

This selection of works by Nunatsiavut Inuit artist Jason Sikoak highlights his photography and published editorial drawings to facilitate a space of exchange about transformation, creation, and history. Sikoak uses media ranging from digitally-rendered images in pen and ink to stone, bone, and antler, to share Inuit tales which represent a flow of generational knowledge across Canada and through Indigenous peoples. From the story of the Sea Goddess Sedna to the creation of the labradorite stone, his dynamic images investigate identity and the environment, positioning coastal sites and storytelling as liminal spaces for a larger conversation regarding land and history.

Nunatsiavut Inuit artist, Jason Sikoak, was born and raised in The Big Land, Labrador, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Sikoak’s love of art began as a child watching his uncle, Jack Mugford. Wishing he could command the materials as his uncle did, he vowed to learn as much as he could. Sikoak is currently completing his BFA at Concordia University.

Contact: Alice Jim (; Hanss Lujan Torres (

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