Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir

Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir (b. 1962) studied at the Icelandic Academy of Art and Crafts and Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Her work stems from her sense of political commitment, often addressing tension between the public and the private and investigating the potential that art holds as a mechanism for dialogue and social change. Seeking to critically challenge consumerism, globalization, the exploitation of the environment, and the needs of individuals to navigate an increasingly complex daily existence, Ósk’s shows—which include photography, video and installations—are often made in cooperation with the public, such as her series of works made with children and teenagers.

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