BRITT GALLPEN is a writer and curator based in Toronto, Canada. Since 2014 she has been the Project Coordinator on Sakkijâjuk, the first major nationally touring exhibition of fine art from Nunatsiavut. Her research considers the shifting landscape of Canadian practice alongside the legacies of iconic Canadian makers, specifically in relation to considerations of intimacy, gender and nationhood in the works of Joyce Wieland and Tanya Lukin Linklater. Recent curatorial projects include: Titigi (Toronto) and ARCTICNOISE (Vancouver). Her writing has appeared in Canadian Art, esse art + opinions and KAPSULA among others.
She is the editor of the Inuit Art Quarterly.
HEATHER IGLOLIORTE (Inuk) is the University Research Chair in Circumpolar Indigenous Arts History at Concordia University, where she is also the Special Advisor to the Provost on Advancing Indigenous Knowledges, Co-Director of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures Cluster (IIF) in the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology with Prof. Jason Edward Lewis, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History. Heather has been an independent curator for fourteen years. She currently has three exhibitions touring nationally and leads the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Guest Curatorial team - including Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, Kablusiak, and Asinnajaq - working on the inaugural exhibition of the Inuit Art Centre opening in Winnipeg in 2020, INUA. Igloliorte is the Principal Investigator of the 7-year SSHRC Partnership Grant, Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership: The Pilimmaksarniq/Pijariuqsarniq Project, which aims to increase the number of other Inuit working in agential positions across all areas of the arts.