Inuit Futurism Center

The Inuit Futurism Center is a project by Allison Akootchook Warden, as well as a space and installation in the Anchorage Museum’s Seed Lab. Warden serves as an artist and curator-in-residence for 2022 and 2023 as part of the project.

The Inuit Futurism Center is a place to connect with Inuit art and celebrate the genre of art known as Inuit Futurism. Warden will host programs, panels, and workshops and create publications through her time as an artist-in-residence. Programs will be offered both virtually and in-person for Inuit and non-Inuit alike.

Warden considers herself as an Inuit Futurism artist who collaborates and connects with other Inuit Futurism artists in the Circumpolar North and beyond. 




Allison Akootchook Warden is an Iñupiaq artist born in Fairbanks, Alaska, with close ties to Kaktovik. Her performance name is AKU-MATU. Her work, "siku/siku" debuted at the Arctic Arts Summit in Harstad, Norway in 2017 and in 2016, she debuted "Unipkaaġusiksuġuvik (the place of the future/ancient)" at the Anchorage Museum.  "Unipkaaġusiksuġuvik (the place of the future/ancient)" is a performative installation of an Iñupiaq ceremonial house that exists in the space between the hyper-future and the super-ancient. She has received numerous awards and has performed throughout the world. For her residency, she is focused on developing an Inuit Futurism Center (virtual, conceptual, and throughout Alaska).


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