Art in the Spotlight: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

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Art in the Spotlight: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

Tuesday June 23, 4 pm
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Join us as we speak to artists about their practice and works that speak to the times, from themes of staying at home to how we will re-emerge into our community.

This week Georgiana Uhlyarik, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, speaks to artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory.

‌‌‌Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is an established multi-disciplinary artist based in Iqaluit, NU whose practice centres on uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dance) and also includes acting, curating, drum-dancing, music and writing. Williamson Bathory is a founding member and Artistic Director of Qaggiavuut! Society, which launched a capital campaign for a Performing Arts Centre in Nunavut. In addition to her performances in theatre, dance and poetry, she appeared in Tanya Tagaq’s Retribution (2016) music video and has been published in an anthology of Canadian Poetry titled "Pith and Wry." Bathory contributed to the "Inuit Art Quarterly’s" Spring/Summer 2014 and Summer 2016 issues as a writer and has been written about in many publications.

Georgiana Uhlyarik is Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, and co-lead of the Indigenous + Canadian Art Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. She co-curated: Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous + Canadian Art, Introducing Suzy Lake, and collaborations with Tate Modern, Jewish Museum, NY, Terra Foundation for American Art and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at York University and University of Toronto, and research associate, Modern Literature & Culture, Ryerson University. Originally from Romania, she lives in Toronto with her twin sons.

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