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Hamraborg festival 2023 – August 23. – 30.
23 August–30 August
Hamraborg Festival will be held for the third time on the 23rd – 30th of August. The exhibitions of the festival will be open during the week of August 23 – 30, while the official program of the festival begins on August 25 and lasts until Sunday, August 27. All events and exhibitions of the festival are located in Hamraborg in the heart of Kópavogur, e.g. at Catalína, Gerðarsafn, Sali Thai, Visitor, Euromarket, Krónan and Bókasafn Kópavogur. All the events are free of charge.
Hamraborg Festival is an annual festival that has been held since 2021, but the festival focuses on visual art, site specific works, performance art and social engagement. The festival grew out of Midpunkt: the artist-run exhibition space operating since 2018 in Hamraborg. The festival is sponsored by the Art and Culture Council of Kópavogur.
This year, over 70 artists are participating in the festival, including visual artists, performance artists, bands and comic book writers. The pool of artists is very international this year but artists from e.g. Japan, Finland, UK and Poland are travelling to Iceland especially to participate in the festival. Among the participating artists are Úlfur Eldjárn, Ásrún Magnúsdóttir & Benni Hemm Hemm, Mio Hanaoka and Onirisme Collectif (Japan), Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir, Egill Logi Jónasson, Miukki Kekkonen (Finland) and Fræbbblarnir.