The Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit - Art, Architecture and Traditional Knowledge exhibition was first created in Montreal by The Guild, Land inSights and EVOQ Architecture with the support of the Canadian Government through Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Following this, the exhibition started to travel to other venues under the sponsorship of Polar Knowledge Canada and McGill University
ARCHITECTS, CURATORS & EXHIBITION DESIGNERS
EVOQ Architecture is an architectural firm that has been working with Inuit and First Nations communities for over 40 years. EVOQ was responsible for the design of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS), the integration of Inuit art in the Station, the curating and design of the IQ Art Exhibition.
The Guild is a non-profit-organization and art gallery promoting Inuit and First Nations Art since 1906. The Guild hosted the first edition of the IQ Art Exhibition.
Land inSights is a very important Indigenous player in the art world since 1990. Land inSights promotes all forms of Indigenous art, namely through a yearly Indigenous art festival in Montreal. Land inSights was involved in the first edition of the IQ Art Exhibition in 2017.
Founded in 1821, McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. McGill University became a business partner for the IQ Art Exhibition in 2019.
The Canadian Government created the CHARS facility and its mission and funded the construction of the CHARS (where the exhibition’s various artworks are installed). Polar Knowledge Canada is an organization created in 2005 by the Government of Canada to manage and operate the CHARS facility.