The nominees for the Icelandic Art Prize have been announced. The prize will be awarded in two categories: Artist of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year.
The artist nominated for the Artist of the year are Eygló Harðardóttir for her exhibition Another Space
in The Living Art Museum.
© Eygló Harðardóttir Photo: Vigfús Birgisson
© Guðmundur Thoroddsen
Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir for her exhibition Evolvement
in Kling & Bang
© Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir Photo: Vigfús Birgisson
Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir for The Little MareSausage
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© Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir Photo: Valgarður Gunnarsson
The artist nominated for the emerging Artist of the Year are Auður Ómarsdóttir for her exhibition Stöngin Inn / In off the post
in Kling & Bang, Fritz Hendrik for Routine Dream
in Kling & Bang and Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson for his exhibition Manuscript
in the D-Gallery, Reykjavík Art Museum.
Icelandic Visual Arts Council is the founder of the prize, who’s aim is to honour and promote outstanding Icelandic contemporary art and encourage new artistic forms and creation. The main prize, 1 million Icelandic krona, will be awarded to an Icelandic artist or an artist residing in Iceland, who has exhibited outstanding work in Iceland in the past year 2018. The prize for the emerging artist of the year, five hundred thousand Icelandic krona, will be awarded to a young artist who has earned his or hers Bachelors Degree in the past 5 years and has exhibited publicly within that time.
The jury of Icelandic Art Prize is appointed for one year and its members are nominated by Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Art Theory Association of Iceland, Icelandic Visual Arts Council, Icelandic art museum directors (Icelandic National Gallery, Akureyri Art Museum, Reykjavík Art Museum, Kópavogur Art Museum, The Living Art Museum, LÁ Art Museum, Reykjanesbær Art Museum, ASÍ Art Museum) and The Association of Icelandic Artists.
The members of the jury of Icelandic Art Prize 2018-2019 are:
Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, The Association of Icelandic Artists
Hanna Styrmisdóttir, representative of Icelandic art museum directors
Jóhann Ludwig Torfason, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists
Margrét Kristín Sigurðardóttir, chairman of Icelandic Visual Arts Council
Sigurður Guðjónsson, representative of Fine Arts at Icelandic University of the Arts
Icelandic Art Prize will be awarded Thursday February 23rd at IÐNÓ.