Artist statement, December 2015:
Being from Reykjavík, Iceland, a town on a small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has from a young age influenced me a lot. Being so isolated from different cultures yet watching American TV and music videos from all around the world. Surfing the web and playing online games. Believing everything I see and not questioning anything for one second. Whether it’s unrealistic figures in music videos, romantic scenes in movies or even advertisements, I somehow believed it all.
In my art I have been working with pop culture, simulations of reality, simulations of simulations and the high culture vs. the low. I mainly work with video, sound performances and photography. I work with an idea and then I decide the medium. Some of my previous work involves classical music played on a toothbrush, noise music performed on a bingo machine, video installation involving simulation computer games etc.
I work with appropriation and opposites in my work. I take things that have their value in different cultures and appropriate them with everyday things. I am also inspired by what I see online and I am absolutely fascinated by the everyday simulations that are everywhere around. The simulation conceals that reality is no longer real. It eventually becomes the new reality.
By my work I want the individual to see a glimpse of a reality that he is already a part of but is non-existent.
2013-2016 The Iceland Academy of the Arts
BA Fine Arts
2015 Berlin University of the Arts / Universität der Künste Berlin
2013 - 2013 Reykjavik School of Visual Arts
2008 - 2012 Hamrahlid Collage
Final Examination (abitur)
What Is, Was and Possibly Will Be: @ Student gallery Kubburinn, Reykjavik – 3. December 2015
Going Under @ Student gallery Kubburinn, Reykjavik - 29 September
Selected group exhibitions