bio

Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir (1985) graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2009 and received Masters of Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art in 2013.

In her works she considers ideas and definitions of identity, places and the field of systems we use to understand the natural world and how these might be interpreted in more subjective areas through memory and literature.

Þorgerður has exhibited her work in Iceland, Scandinavia, United States and the UK as well as heading exhibition projects and artists´ publications in Iceland.

Since 2014 she’s been the Director of the Living Art Museum (NÝLÓ) in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Recent exhibitions and projects include þá, þegar Harbinger gallery (solo) Reykjavík. Borrowed Time, Scandinavia House, New York. Predictions, Demon’s Mouth gallery (solo) Oslo, Norway. Challenge, Listasafn Árnesinga (LÁ Art Museum). Words Don’t Come Easy, published by FUMF. Strangers and Sightseers, The Factory in Hjalteyri. Cherish the Moment, Catalyst Arts, Belfast. Funtitled, Sound of Mu, Oslo. Galtarviti, Lighthouse Residency. The End of it All, Joshua Baskin Gallery, Glasgow. Without Destination, Reykjavik Art Museum and Somewhere Along Those Lines, Reykjanes Art Museum, Iceland.