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Nuuk. Photo: Aviaaja Ezekiassen

Nuuk. Photo: Aviaaja Ezekiassen


ABOUT

The Greenlandic / Danish architect Aviaaja Ezekiassen works in the field of architecture, exhibition-, interior- & product design.  Her references is among others Birger 1962, Moesgaard Museum and Louis Vuitton, and she has been working in Greenland, Norway and Denmark.

With a Bachelor degree in architecture, a Master degree in design and a semester of art photography at Oslo Fotokunstskole, Aviaaja combines her skills and methods she has acquired while working with both scales and is passionate about creating an overall connection between the scales. She's driven by incorporating the storytelling in her work. Stories that are told in a subtle and unobtrusive way with focus on aesthetics, form language, natural material combinations and tactile surfaces. 

In 2019 Aviaaja founded Seven Subjects studio. A studio working in the intersection between art, crafts and design. The studio is a result of a project Aviaaja has been working on the past year. A project aiming to describe and (re)define Greenlandic crafts and design in a contemporary perspective through historic research, interviews and physical experiments. Aviaaja also has a Danish background which influence her work. She interested in merging Danish and Greenlandic design traditions and see what happens in this meeting.

Aviaaja has been giving lectures the past year and can be booked for future lectures. Please send an email for inquiries.

 

 

 
 

REFERENCE

2019-
Seven Subjects studio
Founder & Designer

2017-
Studio Aviaaja Ezekiassen
Freelance Architect/Designer

2017-2018
Birger 1962

Design and Product Coordinator

2017 - 2016
Kaja Skytte Studio
Architect/Designer Intern

2016
Moesgaard Museum
Head designer / Exhibition Architect

2014
Louis Vuitton / Objets Nomades

in order to put the A ROUND chair into production

2013
Photographer Morten Bendiksen, Oslo
Photoassistant, Oslo

2013
Fantastic Norway Architects, Oslo
Architect BA

2012 - 2013
Tegnestuen Nuuk, Nuuk
Architect BA

2012
Freelance Interior designer

at Peqqissaanermik Ilinniarfik, Nuuk

2010
Tegnestuen Nuuk, Nuuk
Student Assistant

EDUCATION

2015
Architect / Designer
Cand. Aarch. MAA

Studio Design and Social Innovation,
Aarhus School of Architecture

2013
Art Photography
Oslo Fotokunstskole /
Art Photography School, Oslo

2012
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

BA, Aarhus School of Architecture

2008
High School Graduation

Qeqqani Ilinniarnertunngorniarfik,
Nuuk Greenland

RESIDENSIES

2018
DANISH ART WORKSHOP
Project: Paddle chair

DANISH ART WORKSHOP
Project: In search of the essence of Greenlandic design.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015
North Modern, Copenhagen

of the home accessory Pock'it

2014
FSC Design Award, Copenhagen
 
of the home accessory Pock'it

2014
TENT London Design Week

of the A ROUND chair

2014
Salone Del Mobile / Ventura Lambrate

of the A ROUND chair

 

 

 

 

PRESS

KAMIKPOSTEN
”Seniorkursus om Grønland” 

KNR
TV program ”Inuk Ilisaritillugu”

STATENS VÆRKSTEDER FOR KUNST
Paddle chair”

SERMITSIAQ
De gode historier skaber vækst.” 

DET GRL HUS
”Invester i fremtidens Grønland”

KAMIKPOSTEN
”Food Festival: Grønlandske lækkerier” 

ARNANUT
”Vis mig dit hjem”

POLARFRONTEN
Afgangsprojekt om Grønnedal”

POLITIKEN
”Bæredygtigt design, Pock’it”

MISS DESIGNS SAYS
”Bæredygtigt design, Pock’it”

SERMITSIAQ ”Et skulderklap af de helt sjældne - Historien om Louis Vuitton”

EMPLOYER

"She has a strong eye and sense for details, good quality and is pro-active on issue. She solves the daily problems, and makes things not possible, possible. She is team player and a strong young woman born in Greenland and has a very special mind and soul. She has patience! I believe that her strength built on her upbringing. Her sense “cutting into the bone” is something I have valued. She is a modern woman, with many possibilities ahead." Malene Birger, BIRGER1962  

”Hun har løst opgaver hvor der er mange hensyn at tage, både til den praktiske brug, den tekniske udførelse, og de formmæssige designvalg. Aviaaja har været den daglige ansvarlige for udstillingens design.”
Ole Birch Nielsen, Moesgaard Museum

“Aviaaja er en riktig dyktig designer, som samtidig forstår det krav til presisjon som designprosess, tegningsproduksjon og byggesøknader krever.” Lisbet Harboe, Fantastic Norway

”Arbejdet er udført med engagement, koncentration og ansvarsbevidsthed.” Peter Barfoed, Tegnestuen Nuuk