From Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland
Maya Sialuk is a traditional Inuit tattoo artist, private researcher in Inuit’s intangible culture, lecturer and artist. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of tattooing. In 2010, she founded the tattoo and research project Inuit Tattoo Traditions.
Research and the work towards cultural preservation fill much of Maya Sialuk’s everyday life. She is interested in research ethics as well as ethical issues surrounding the use of cultural heritage by culture members.
As an artist, Maya Sialuk works on the topic of cultural anchoring and ethical use of cultural heritage. She conveys the reflections her research leads to.
In 2021, Maya Sialuk exhibited at Verden Er I Dig at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and at Qaumajuq Museum Of Inuit Art (Winnipeg Art Gallery) in Winnipeg, Canada.