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Visual artist

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir

My work is conceptually based dealing with site-specific research & practice, sculpture, installation, kinetic elements, sound installations, photographic sculptures, text, the fiction of material structures, the subject of maintenance, authorship in history as well as community-based projects. I would argue that talking is a part of my practice. My work deals with remembering that reality is being created, a creative endeavor with authors and designers, it is being shaped, the how and whom of it is very political and we should all be allowed to take part in the shaping.

I am interested in how we can create new tools for thinking about our cities, the environment, the designed structures we create and live with and our social structures. In the strange ways could we learn about things or juxtapose elements. Our memory and past serves to create our future fictions.

I enjoy spending time with a place and idea, shifting between intuitive and analytical processes, controlled and compulsive.

Short Bio:
Berglind worked as a photographer until 2003, graduating with a B.A. in Art, LHÍ 2006 and M.A. in Art 2010, Valand School of Fine Art. Received a 2-year grant for postgraduate studies from the Guðmundur Andrésdóttir Fund handed out by the National Gallery of Iceland and a graduation grant from the Greta Munthe Sandberg Fund.

Opened a large work in the public space, The Wait is Long – Customs House, 1st Volume, commissioned by the Reykjavík Art Museum 2019.

The solo show Class Divider, Hafnarhús Reykjavík Art Museum 2016.

Produced the works: Gangverkið: Endurminningar klukkunnar á Lækjartorgi 2014, Endurminningar Hljómskálans -frá Lúðrum að Lýðræði 2013, Endurminningar Söluturnsins á Lækjartorgi 2012. These are works in public spaces based on long-term research on public spaces, and the history of Reykjavík.

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
In Search of the Present, EMMA- Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki 2016.

Climbing Invisible Structures 2015-17 (two-year workshop and exhibition project with 4 exhibitions produced by Nida Art Colony).

The Double Bind series, 5 shows in 3 countries produced by Rupert in Lithuania 2015-16.

E DE NOVO 5 year anniversary exhibition, JACA CENTER at SESC Palladium, BH, Brazil 2016.

4th International Sinope Biennial – Wisdom of Shadow: Art in the Era of Corrupt Information “in Turkey 2012. Expansion 2013” – 10th anniversary exhibition of Siemens Sanat and European Cultural Association in Istanbul 2013.
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Berglinds residency is a part of the Nordic Match F.I.L. project supported by Nordic Culture Point

Sponsorer

Nordic Culture Point