Alberta University of the Arts alum shortlisted for 2019 Sobey Art Award
AUArts would like to congratulate an alum for their exemplary accomplishment. Kablusiak (BFA'16) was shortlisted for a 2019 Sobey Art Award in the Prairies and the North category!
Image c/o National Gallery of Canada
Kablusiak is an Inuvialuk artist and curator based in Mohkínstsis (Calgary) and a board member of Stride Gallery. They have recently exhibited work at Art Mûr (Montreal) as part of the Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone, and at the Athens School of Fine Arts in Greece, as part of the Platforms Project. In addition, Kablusiak and three other Inuit curators will be creating the inaugural exhibition of the new Inuit Art Centre in 2020. Kablusiak uses art and humour to address cultural displacement. The lighthearted nature of their practice extends gestures of empathy and solidarity; these interests invite reconsideration of the perceptions of contemporary indigeneity.
AUArts would like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees.