The TD North/South Artist Exchange aims to bridge the gap between Canada’s North and South by creating residency programs for artists across both regions. In consultation with the TD North/South advisory committee, Canadian Art works with artist recipients to develop customized residencies that foster connections between artists and communities.
Canadian Art is pleased to announce the artists selected for the 2018 TD North/South Artist Exchange:
Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter is an Inuvialuk artist and curator based in Calgary. On July 13, 2018, Nasogaluak Carpenter will travel to Inuvik (located within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region) for a three-week self-directed residency. The artist and curator has family connections in the region, and will be returning for the first time since childhood. There, Nasogaluak Carpenter will produce new stone carvings in an outdoor carving tent as part of the Great Northern Arts Festival, the annual, 10-day pan-northern arts festival taking place July 13-22. Following the festival’s conclusion, Nasogaluak Carpenter will take up residence at the Inuvik Community Greenhouse to continue their work.
Jesse Tungilik is an interdisciplinary artist based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. On July 23, 2018, Tungilik will travel to Alberta to commence the Banff Artist in Residence Summer 2018, a five-week self-directed residency hosted by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Tungilik, who is trained in ceramics and jewelry, will work on a new series of conceptual sculptures related to his monumental mixed-media work Nunavice Flag (2013). Working with the Banff Centre’s studio technicians, Tungilik will explore various mediums, including 3D printing and casting.
Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter is an Inuvialuk artist and curator based in Calgary. They recently completed the Indigenous Curatorial Research Practicum at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Nasogaluak Carpenter uses art and humour as a coping mechanism to address cultural displacement and mental illness; the lighthearted nature of their practice extends gestures of empathy and solidarity.
Jesse Tungilik is an interdisciplinary artist based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. He has worked in many artistic disciplines, starting as a ceramicist at the Matchbox Gallery in Rankin Inlet and later working at the Aayuraa Studio in Iqaluit as a jewellery artist specializing in baleen, muskox horn, ivory and silver. He also works in mixed-media sculpture.
Candice Hopkins — Independent curator and writer
Dr. Heather Igloliorte — University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement, Concordia University
Lindsay Nixon — Indigenous editor-at-large, Canadian Art
Alysa Procida — Executive Director, Inuit Art Foundation