Joar Nango is a Sámi artist and an architect with a degree from NTNU in Norway. He is a founding member of the architectural collective FFB which works with temporary architecture in urban contexts. Nango’s works explore the boundary between architecture, design and visual art. Joar Nango relates to questions of indigenous identity, often through investigating the oppositions and contradictions in contemporary architecture. He has worked on the theme The Modern Sámi Space through, amongst other things, a self-published zine series entitled Sámi Huksendáidda: the Fanzine, design project Sámi Shelters and the mixtape/clothing project Land & Language.
His projects have taken him to different places in the Sápmi where he made detailed studies of Sámi architecture. Joar Nango has been an artist-in-residence at Lásságámmi in Storfjord, Ivar Jåks Residency at Sami Artist Centre, Nordic Artists Centre in Dale. Joar Nango lives and works in Tromsø, Norway.