Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir

Katrín I. Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir (b. 1982) lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her subjects often include the social and political landscape with focus on the art world phenomenon, which she funnels into her practice in unusual and personal ways. Through various methods and mediums, including writing, performance, drawing, and sculpture, she addresses, challenges, and becomes the subject of her artwork. She has presented solo projects and performances at Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2013); National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland (2012); and Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (2008). Her work and performances have been presented in notable group exhibitions at platforms including High Line Art, New York, USA (2017); Kunstmuseum Licthenstein, Vadus, Licthenstein, (2015); and XVII Biennial of Young Artists, MEDITERRANEA17, Milan, Italy (2015). She is the recipient of awards including a Fulbright Scholarship (2012); the Dungal Art Fund award (2012); and the Gudmunda Andresdottir Scholarship (2013); and Icelandic Art Salary from the government of Iceland, Iceland (2015/2017). She is the co-founder of Beyond Human Impulses, a performance platform (2016-ongoing); co-curator of Lost Artwork, an itinerant exhibition platform (2012-ongoing); co-editor of Endemi, a contemporary art publication (2011-ongoing); and co-founder of contemporary.is, a a web media about icelandic art today (2011-2013). Katrin is the recipient of a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York (2014); a BA degree in Art History and Art Theory from the University of Iceland (2012); and BA in Fine Art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts (2008).

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