Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Sara Björnsdóttir

Sara Björnsdóttir (b. 1962), who studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, currently lives and works in London UK. In her multifaceted work, Sara mirrors our experiences of daily life by means of her self-exposing performances, photographs and videos, but she is also an attentive observer of our external environments. As she incessantly reveals herself through her art, she gives us the tacit approval to confess to ourselves our beauty as well as our failures

In her own words: “I have been a practising artist since my graduation and have taken part in various group exhibitions as well as numerous solo exhibitions. During this time I have worked with performance, video, photography and objects, using any media that seems most able to convey the idea behind each work.”


“The work and my feeling for art are constantly evolving as my awareness of the audience and my environment develops, making me ever interested and determined to progress. Today my greatest interest is making site-specific works in video or whichever media that the space calls for. I like to work with space in different places and different environments, as well as stretching my own potential as an artist, this way I can better connect the viewer to the work; if the work is about the place in which the viewer is standing I can change their sense for their environment and even themselves for a moment. I feel that this kind of art has relevance with people today. To work with or draw out an almost invisible beauty in the environment makes art interesting to me. People, society and the strange things that surround us is my raw material for art. It’s not always visible but is for me some kind of magic.”

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