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Cette œuvre fait partie d’une série intitulée Silavut, « nos ciels, notre climat, notre extérieur ». Elle saisit la pureté, les vastes espaces et l’atmosphère du Nord – plus précisément du Nunavik. La lumière évoquée par ce dessin, les couleurs qu’il utilise et le ciel immense représentent la paix qui suit une période sombre.
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Niap (b. 1986) is a multimedia artist from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, currently based in Montreal. Niap’s practice shifts among sculpture, textiles, paintings, and photography. Through each medium, she reaffirms her culture by incorporating elements that represent her identity as an Inuk woman.
In November 2015, Niap participated in her first group exhibition, Ullumimut—Between Tradition and Innovation, at McClure Gallery (Montreal). In 2017, she created a permanent mural for the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Natures. Her installation Katajjausivallaat, le rythme bercé, exhibited at Oboro in Montreal, was acquired by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in the summer of 2018. In 2019, Feheley Fine Arts held Niap’s first solo exhibition, which featured multi-media drawings and a live performance including traditional Inuit tattooing. Her work has been collected by the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Hydro-Québec and the Royal Bank of Canada, among others, and has been exhibited across Canada.