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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, colors and tactile surfaces. 

In February Aviaaja started a project about greenlandic design at a residency at Danish Art Workshop. The project aims to find answers in what characterise Greenlandic design through historic research, interviews and experiments. The research is in order to (re)define greenlandic design in a contemporary perspective. As Aviaaja also has a Danish background she wants to try to merge danish design traditions with greenlandic design traditions to see what happens in this meeting.

Aviaaja can be booked for lectures. Please send an email for inquiries.

 

 

 

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 

 
 

REFERENCE

2017-
Birger 1962

Design and Product Coordinator

2017-
Studio Aviaaja Ezekiassen
Freelance Architect/Designer

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: " 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

2018 Arnanut
Housing reportage

2015 Polarfronten
Master Thesis: Potential in a depopulated settlement in Greenland.

2015 Politken
Design Pock'it

2015 AG/Sermitsiaq
Design A ROUND

2015 MISS DESIGN SAYS
Design Pock'it