Inuk Silis Høegh
Based in Nuuk, Greenland, Inuk Silis Høegh was born in Qaqortoq, Greenland. After establishing himself as an artist and filmmaker in Greenland and Denmark, Inuk received the Niels Wessel Bagges Grant in 2005 and graduated from the Royal Danish Art Academy in 2010. His work, including installation, documentaries, and short films, has been showcased across Europe, including Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, and Finland. His most recent and most massive installation, Iluliaq, was showcased as part of the National Gallery of Canada’s exhibition Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art. This 21 meter high fabricated iceberg, which completely engulfed the gallery’s Great Hall, was a token theme explored by the artist about the human relationship to the sublimity of nature, which is at once both powerful and vulnerable.