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Kakee Negeoseak

Kakkee Negeoseak was born April 7, 1973 in Iqaluit but moved to Cape Dorset in 1993. He began carving at the age of 16 and although he is self-taught, he also learned by watching other carvers. His father, Ningeosiak Peter, and his mother, Parnee Peter are both sculptors in Cape Dorset. Kakkee’s grandfather, the late Jamasie Teevee was a well-known graphic artists. He has exhibited in Canada, the United States and Germany.

Recentl, his newest large-scale permanent work, School of Fish, have been installed in the Reflecting Pool of the Royal Botanical Garden, in August 2019.

The focus of this project was to find a work that had a symbolic connection to the water, as well as an aesthetic match to the dignity of the space at the centre of the RBG rose garden. With a desire to acknowledge 2019 as the UNECSO Year of Indigenous Languages, this quickly led to a connection with Inuit stone carving. -RBG

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