Katarina Pirak Sikku / Nammaláhpán
Can sorrow be inherited? Katarina Pirak Sikku asked herself when she looked into the studies of Sami people undertaken by the State Institute for Race Biology in the first half of the 20th century. She examined archive material and interviewed persons who had been subject to physical measurement and photographic registration in the Institute’s lists. She also interviewed their families in order to find out how these events have left a scar on their lives that marks them even today. At Bildmuseet she presents her artistic configuration of this material in the form of drawings, photographs, installations and texts.
Katarina Pirak Sikku (born 1965) was educated at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and is now resident in Jokkmokk, Sweden. Her work has been shown at Korundi, Rovaniemi Finland 2012; Grafikens hus, Sweden, 2012; Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia, 2011 and Árran lulesamisk senter, Norway, 2011.
The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with funding support from Umeå2014 and Kulturkontakt Nord.
|Fri Jan 31 - Sun Apr 20 2014||Bildmuseet|