Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Heather Igloliorte

Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk curator and art historian from the Nunatsiavut Territory of Labrador, currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario. After graduating with a BFA in Painting from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Igloliorte moved to Ottawa to begin graduate studies at Carleton University, where she earned an MA in Canadian Art History and completed a thesis on contemporary Inuit art. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Mediations at Carleton, specializing in global Indigenous art histories. Her dissertation will focus on the historic and contemporary arts of the Labradorimiut, and her recent research examines mid-century modernist primitivism, the exhibition of Native North American arts and culture, and issues of nationhood and transnationalism.  Her most recent exhibition, “We Were So Far Away”: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools, launched at the Library and Archives of Canada in March of 2009, and toured across the Canadian north in 2009- 2010.