Erla S. Haraldsdóttir in Metropolis Project
Erla S. Haraldsdóttir, born in 1967 in Iceland. Lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm, in the New Genres Department at the San Francisco Art Institute and at the Valand School of Fine Art in Gothenburg.
She creates drawings, paintings, murals, installations and films. In her work, she explores her geographic surroundings, with autobiographical threads providing a backdrop for ambiguous, metaphorical narrative. Haraldsdóttir’s work has been exhibited in venues including the Scandinavia House in New York, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Macedonia and the Museum of History in Singapore. Her work is represented in the Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland and the National Public Art Council in Sweden.
A Place Where We Could Go is part of an international program known as the Metropolis Project, organized jointly by the Imago Mundi Foundation , CCA Chronicle of Bytom and the Silesian Museum. Project is partnered by the Icelandic Art Centre, Reykjavik Art Museum and the Kunsthalle Grenland. Supported by a grant from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.
Photos: Katarzyna Kalina