Brendan Griebel and Jude Griebel

  • Crash test dummy, Alderson Research Labs, Inc USA, c. 1960. metal, rubber. 56cm D x 79cm W x 180cm H. Photo by Blaine Campbell.
  • Passe-boule ball toss game France, c. 1900 painted wood. 20cm D x 30cm W x 54cm H. Photo by Blaine Campbell.
  • Anatomical model of the human nervous system, Clay-Adams, detail Japan, c. 1930. papier-mâché, metal, lacquer. 13cm D x 30.5cm W x 137cm H. Photo by: Blaine Campbell.
  • Painter’s manikin Italy, c. 1835. Textiles, horse hair, metal, wood. 21cm D x 48cm W x 140cm H. From the estate of Francesco Gai. Photo by Blaine Campbell.

About Brendan Griebel and Jude Griebel

Brendan Griebel is an Arctic Anthropologist, curator, and researcher of museology and material culture. His work facilitates the documentation and re-telling of stories through material form, and he works closely with Indigenous communities and independent scholars to communicate their collections to broader audiences. Griebel has spent 20+ years working with Inuit organizations and knowledge across the Canadian Arctic to facilitate the making, use, and interpretation of cultural objects ranging from traditional technologies, to architecture, museum collections, and digital media. Griebel holds a PhD in Anthropology, was the 2022 Fulbright Research Chair in Arctic Studies, and is a Research Associate of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Jude Griebel is a Canadian visual artist and the co-director of the Museum of Fear and Wonder. He creates intensively detailed figurative sculptures that visualize our entanglement with the surrounding world. Griebel has completed numerous residencies including Pioneer Works, New York; International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams and Yaddo; and Saratoga Springs, NY. His work has been collected internationally by institutions that include the Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal; the Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee; and the Volpert Foundation, New York.

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