Inuk Silis Høegh

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Inuk Silis Høegh (born 1972 in Qaqortoq)[1] is a Greenlandic artist and filmmaker. The son of artist Aka Høegh and photographer and film artist Ivars Silis he grew up in an artistic environment, and his sister is Bolatta Silis Høegh, also an artist.

He holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2010) and a Master of Arts in Film and TV Production from the University of Bristol (1997). His 2002 documentary "Eskimo Weekend" followed a Greenlandic rock band over a weekend, and has been credited with challenging stereotypes about Inuit people.[2] In 2013 his art installation Iluliaq, a gigantic iceberg was installed in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa.[3][4]

In 2014 he released the documentary Sumé: Sound of a Revolution about the groundbreaking Greenlandic rock band Sumé.[5] The movie was very well received.[6][7][8][9][10][11]


  1. ^ "CV Inuk Silis Høegh" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  2. ^ Kogge, Michael. 2012. "Iceland/greenland" in Ian Aitken (ed.). The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film Routledge, Dec 27, p. 394
  3. ^ "An Iceberg in the Heart of Ottawa - National Gallery of Canada". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  4. ^ "A time-lapse video of Greenlandic artist Inuk Silis Høegh's Iluliaq [Iceberg] (2013)". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Inuk Silis Høegh". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  6. ^ [1] Archived 2014-12-03 at the National and University Library of Iceland
  7. ^ "Sume - lyden af den grřnlandske revolution | Odense". 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-19. Retrieved 2014-10-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Premiere: Se første trailer til Sume-film". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Danske medier hylder Sume-film". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Dansk premiere på dokumentaren om Sume". Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa website. Retrieved 19 June 2016.