Interviews

Jessie Kleemann is an internationally renowned Greenlandic poet and performance artist. Born in Upernavik and based in Copenhagen, Kleemann has performed worldwide. Her performance Arkhticós Doloros has been shown at numerous exhibitions including:  Inua (Inuit Art Center, Winnipeg 2021); Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology (MoCNA, Santa Fe, 2021); Three Hundred Years of Art in Greenland (Museum of Religious Art, Lemvig); and Worst Case Scenario: Four Artists from Greenland at the Lunds Konsthalle, Sweden (2021). See her interview with Amanda Boetzkes here.

Mark Nuttall is Henry Marshall Tory Chair of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, and head of the Climate and Society Research Group at Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland. See his interview with Amanda Boetzkes and Jeff Diamanti here.

Mel Chin is an internationally renowned conceptual artist based in Houston, Texas. He is known for artworks that require collaborative, multidisciplinary practices and conjoin cross-cultural aesthetics with complex ideas. In 2019, Mel Chin was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship Award. See his interview with Amanda Boetzkes and Jeff Diamanti here. 

Brice Nöel is a glaciologist from the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at Utrecht University. His research focuses on the surface-mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet. See his interview with Amanda Boetzkes and Jeff Diamanti here.

Shezad Dawood is a multimedia artist based in London, UK. Dawood’s ten-part video cycle, Leviathan, was inaugurated at the 2017 Venice Biennale and has toured throughout Europe, North America and Asia. In dialogue with marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists and and trauma specialists, Leviathan considers links between borders, mental health and marine welfare. See his interview with Amanda Boetzkes and Jeff Diamanti here.