Based in Montreal, QC, Niap (Nancy Saunders) is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist who divides her time between the city and her home community of Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – a place that continues to deeply influence her work. Working across media, Niap thoughtfully investigates her cultural heritage and identity as an Inuk woman through her practice. Working across painting, performance, sculpture and photography, Niap has produced a wide ranging body of work from murals to immersive installations to portraiture.
Niap is part of the interdisciplinary project called „The Right to Be Cold“. It focuses on questions about indigenous knowledge, ecology, climate justice and of the arctic and boreal region. In October/November of 2021 she is a resident in Malakta.