ABOUT.

Icelandic, international and  working-class artist. Investigating boundaries and hierarchies in nature and the social world and hoping to transcend them, I like the idea of animism (or the inherent value of things) a lot as well.


ARTIST STATEMENT:

Within each object, place or being already exist the means of resistance and subversion - a world of contradiction. 

Art and life. Trash and art. The magical and the mundane. The social and natural.

A utopia created from the banal.

My work seeks to embrace that contradiction - exploring the hidden worlds found between the borders, boundaries and hierarchies I see everyday.


BIO:


/selected exhibitions

‘How I sleep at night

Exhibition at the end of a month long Residency at Studio Kura and part of ‘Itoshima Arts Farm’ Art Festival, Itoshima, Japan.
20. October 2018 - 28. October 2018.

‘Nr. 2 Umhverfing’

Group exhibition of regional artists in Sláturhúsið, Fljótsdalshérað, Iceland.
17. Júní 2018 - 7. September 2018.

‘Bitten by a radioactive artist’ 

Exhibition at the end of a month long Residency at Studio Kura.
26. October 2017 -28.  October 2017.

'Galdrar og Galdra-mál; Art show in an industrial space

Installation in the tank, 'Tanknum', Djúpivogur, Ísland.

14. August 2016 - 1. September 2016.






/education

University of Iceland — BA, additional degree in Japanese Studies.

August 2018 - now.

Lasalle College of the Arts - BA Hons in Fine Art.

August 2013 - September 2016.

FB Fjölbraut Breiðholt College — Icelandic Stúdents Próf in Visual Art.

January 2010 - December 2012.

Additional Experience and Awards:

/additional experiences / awards:

Received a travel grant and scholarship from the Watanabe Trust Fund at the University of Iceland for a month long summer program at Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan,

21. May 2019.

Awarded the 'Special Award' from the Japanese Embassy for the University of Iceland Japanese Speech competition.

1. April 2019.
 
Took part in the 'Itoshima Arts Farm Art Festival 2017' and Studio Kura Artists Residency, Itoshima, Japan.
1. -  31. October 2018 and 1. - 31. October 2017.

Worked as a receptionist for the Chinese European Art Center(CEAC) ‘The Rolling Snowball’ exhibition in Djúpavogi, Iceland, summer 2018, 2016 og 2014.

/Languages

Íslenska, English, 日本語.



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