Organizer: Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center
Time: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 – 11:30 AM MST
Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi (Alutiiq) is an art historian, museum consultant and arts administrator based in Homer, Alaska. She is a program director at The CIRI Foundation, an Alaska Native non-profit education foundation, where she oversees a program dedicated to supporting customary Alaska Native arts practices. In addition, Nadia is a contributing author for First American Art Magazine and an occasional art history instructor. Nadia’s research is focused on Alaska Native artistic revitalization and Indigenous aesthetics. She is inspired by the concept of sovereignty and the idea that the arts connect us across generations and cultures.
Dine Ferner Lynge
is a visual artist and the director of Akureyri Art Museum in Iceland. He has also worked as an independent curator and made exhibitions at The Living Art Museum in Reykjavík, Kuckei+Kuckei in Berlin, Villa Minimo in Hannover, Kunstverein in Hannover and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. As the director of Akureyri Art Museum since 2014, he has directed a number of exhibitions with artists such as Joan Jonas, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifer and Ragnar Kjartansson in addition to many collaborative exhibitions. He was among the artists who founded the Tactory, a centre for contemporary art in Hjalteyri, Iceland, in 2008. Hlynur has also published the journal Blatt blað 1994-2016. Hlynur has taught at Akureyri School of Visual Arts, Iceland University of the Arts and the University of Akureyri. Hlynur has exhibited his own work at more than 70 private exhibitions and taken part in over 90 collaborative exhibitions since he completed his MA in Fine Art in Hannover, Germany in 1997.
Jetta Huttunen (1967, Oulu) is a cultural producer and curator specialised in art event production and public art. Her focus is in artist-in-community activities and socially sustainable art practises. Her interests and competences include resource-wise cultural production and climate conscious art production. In her work she aims to create wellbeing through art in both the human and environmental level. Huttunen completed her PhD in 2020 in which she studied participation within media culture. Jetta is currently working as the executive manager of KulttuuriKauppila Art Center.
KulttuuriKauppila Art Center has been running an international artist residency since 2006. The program focuses on social and community art and has an arctic dimension. The residency program develops the mobility of northern artists and artists employment possibilities in the North and the Arctic. KulttuuriKauppila is situated in the Municipality of Ii which is renowned for its climate actions and pioneering work in resource-wise community solutions.
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski is from Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet) and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. She identifies as an Inuk curator, anthropologist, arts leader, researcher, scholar and writer. Her areas of expertise are Arctic anthropology, collections-based research, storywork, Inuit curatorial research and practice. Krista’s outlook, research and work are deeply rooted in her upbringing in Nunavut, and she feels it reflects in many aspects of her work.