Joar Nango

Joar Nango, courtesy of the artist

Artist and architect Joar Nango works with site-specific installations and self-made publications that explore the boundary between architecture, design, and visual art. His work relates to questions of indigenous identity, often through investigating oppositions and contradictions in contemporary architecture. He has explored modern Sámi spaces through a self-published zine series entitled Sámi Huksendáidda: the Fanzine, a design project entitled Sámi Shelters, and the mixtape/clothing project Land & Language. He is a founding member of the architecture collective FFB (Fellesskapsprosjektet å Fortette Byen, “The collective project for a denser concentration of the city”), which works with temporary installations in urban contexts. Nango’s works has been exhibited at Documenta 14, as well as at 161 Gallon Gallery and Gallery Deluxe Gallery in Halifax, Galerie SAW Gallery in Ottawa, and at Western Front in Vancouver. Nango was commissioned to make a site-specific installation for Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel at the National Gallery in Canada. He was the 2020 exhibitor of the prestigious Festival Exhibition in Bergen, Norway.

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