Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir

Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir was born in Iceland, the latter part of last century. She graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2008.

Steinunn wanders between various fields of visual art. At the core of her work is the humanimal’s inner existential struggle – and how it confronts and combats the structures that surround it

– or surrenders to them.


Title: Blood, blood of blood, blood of blood of blood, blood of blood of blood of blood. Photograph from 2015. Photo credit: Snorri Páll Jónsson Úlfhildarson.


The sculpture, MannauðsMountain (i.e. Mountain of Human Resources ), expresses the contemporary reality of the subordinate workers and the work ethics that beat the social rhythm. The sentences that loop in the led sign are from the song Work Bitch by Britney Spears.