asinnajaq is an Inuk multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, writer and curator from Inukjuak, Nunavik. Currently based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), she studied filmmaking at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As the daughter of celebrated filmmaker Jobie Weetaluktuk and Professor Carol Rowan, she grew up immersed in storytelling. Throughout her multidisciplinary practice, asinnajaq weaves together narratives of land, water and Inuit histories. She advocates for the environment, engaging with local communities and disseminating Inuit culture through art.

asinnajaq, where you go I follow, 2020 (inkjet print on poly-sheer fabric and vinyl lettering; 246.4×304.8cm). AGO purchase, with funds from the Canada Now Photography Acquisition Initiative, Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas Metivier, 2021. ©asinnajaq. Photo courtesy the artist and The Shell Projects. 2022/30

From the Archives

  • 2023 / core

    Group Exhibition
    We Are Story: The Canada Now Photography Acquisition

    Bringing together ten artists who highlight the vitality and range of contemporary photography across the country, We Are Story foregrounds how people experience their surroundings, and how shifting realities can imbue environments with new meaning. The works were purchased through the Canada Now Photography Acquisition Initiative, conceived in 2020 by Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas Metivier in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on artists.