Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir

Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (1980) graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in
2003. Birgisdóttir has shown her works at the Reykjavík Art Museum, ANNAELLEGALLERY, i8 Gallery, Kling and Bang, Hverfisgallerí, The Living Art Museum.

Birgisdóttir experimental works are often based on games, which in turn are based on rules and the rules are of course systems. These systems are rooted in physics and philosophical musings on circuits, cycles and global/world systems while bowing to the laws and forms of games. In games however, rules are never perfect, someone may cheat and sometimes the system itself doesn’t make any sense. Thus, the flaws and eccentricities of these systems become a fundamental part of Birgisdóttir artworks. The works can be seen as an exploration of complex systems through simple or naïve interfaces.