A working class, multi disciplinary artists based in Iceland, Saga Unn has been known to make spiderwebs, installations, Illustration and book art. Usually made from "re-cycled" materials, books and other items from the artist's immediate surrounds.

Their work serving as meditations on art, life and nature - the creative process.


Rather than something I want to over explain and intellectualise I believe art is ultimately experiential. Out of the ordinary and with an air of mystery, art is the matter of the soul. This is not something I impose on my own or others' work as a rule, rather it is just how I would describe my own relationship with art and the creative process.

In my world art and the creative process is natural - even animal - compulsion. And my works meditations on the mysteries I see all around me, that persist despite humans' attempts to know, explain and categorise everything. Art, like life and like nature, always has this unknowable element. It can be magical, and it can be dangerous.


/selected exhibitions (and other projects)

‘I don't know why, I just had to'

An exhibition of two separate installations created from five University text books at the Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Japan.

5. October -12. October 2023.

‘Göt & Lök'

A series of book art made at the Varmahlíð Artists in Residency in Hveragerði, Iceland. Repurposing sheets and other bedding destroyed by Pétur the rabbit, making books from them. 

26. February 2021 - 11. March 2021.

‘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. June 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.


University of Iceland — MA, Exhibition Making, Mediation and Curatorship. 

August 2021 - [incomplete as of now]

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

August 2018 - 2020.

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.

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