Williamson Bathory

Williamson Bathory


choreography, curatorial, dance, drum dance, literary arts, music, performance, theater

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU

Date of Birth:

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Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is an established multi-disciplinary artist based in Iqaluit, NU whose practice centres on uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dance) and also includes acting, curating, drum-dancing, music and writing. Williamson Bathory is a founding member and Artistic Director of Qaggiavuut! Society, which launched a capital campaign for a Performing Arts Centre in Nunavut. In addition to her performances in theatre, dance and poetry, she appeared in Tanya Tagaq’s Retribution (2016) music video and has been published in an anthology of Canadian Poetry titled "Pith and Wry." Bathory contributed to the "Inuit Art Quarterly’s" Spring/Summer 2014 and Summer 2016 issues as a writer and has been written about in many publications.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Inviting 'very difficult conversations': Why the AGO welcomes debate over Indigenous art June 19, 2018 Jessica Wong
This Inuit Woman Is At The Forefront Of Preserving An Increasingly Rare Art Form March 6, 2018 Katie Underwood
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory taps into fear and humour for mask dance March 14th, 2018 Janet Smith


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak June - Aug 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario
The Fifth World 2016 Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery at the Centre in the Square
#callresponse 2016 Grunt Gallery


View All Performances and Details
Title Year Role
From the Belly to the Moon 2012 Collaborator
Dancing with Spirit TV series Hunter's Journey 2007 Performer
Northern Light - Visions and Dreams 2003 Performer


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory Apr 10, 2017 Herself
Greenlandic Mask Painting: by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory Nov 8, 2016 Performer
Retribution Nov 3, 2016 Performer