• Artists: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Nyla Innuksuk, Mark Igloliorte, Tanya Tagaq, Melaw Nakehko, Casey Koyczan
  • Medium: Video Installation
  • Project Type: Commissioned Project
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown

Six Circumpolar Indigenous artists from across Canada will be featured in ARCTIC XR, with new 360-degree screen-based works.


225 Queens Quay W

  • Address: 225 Queens Quay
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Schedule: October 2 to 10 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Project

Having debuted at the Arctic Arts Summit, ARCTIC XR will be shown at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale de Venezia in conjunction with ÁRRAN 360 before returning to Canada for Nuit Blanche Toronto. Led by Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte, this initiative could not come at a more pivotal time, as it will catalyze vital exploration and dialogue about Indigenous perspectives on Extending Reality (XR) and the future of digital storytelling.

The Artists

  • Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

  • Nyla Innuksuk

  • Mark Igloliorte

  • Tanya Tagaq

  • Melaw Nakehko

  • Casey Koyczan


  • Thank you to

ARCTIC XR was made possible with support from Indigenous Screen Office, Canada Media Fund, aabijijiwan new media lab, Milieux Institute for Arts and Culture and Technology, Inuit Futures, Western Arctic Moving Pictures, Artless Collective, International Sámi Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute, and the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and NORDIC BRIDGES 2022 in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.