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EDUCATION
Meisterschülerin, prof. Valie Export, 1994
Hochschule der Künste Berlin, 1988-1994
MHÍ/ the Icelandic Collage of Arts and Crafts, 1984-1986
Sorbonne, Paris: Civilisation Française 1983 -1984

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2017 SAGAS ON THIN ICE, Miami, USA
2016 BY WATER, Ekenäs/Helsinki
2015 SAGA, Reykjavik Art Museum/Kunsthalle Recklinghausen/Art Museum of Tallin
2014 STREAM, Galleri GRO, Jakobstad, Finnland
2014 SKYGGNI (visibility), Gallery Sign, Reykjavík
2013 BOG OF GOLD, Nordic House Reykjavik
2012 SYNTAGMA, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
2011 TIGERBUTTER, Reykjavik Art Museum
2010 TRACES, ASI, labor union gallery
2010 NORDISK KONSTTRIENNAL, Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Sweden
2009 IN DEEP WATER, Hafnarborg Art Museum, Iceland
2008 BYE BYE ICELAND, Akureyri Art Museum
2006 SHITLAND / SCHEIßLAND, Karólína Akureyri, Iceland
2003–2006 KÁRAHNJÚKAR WALKS, Central highland, Iceland
2006 EUROPEAN IDENTITY – DOUPTS OR HOPE, Kaliningrad
2006 RETHINKING NORDIC COLONIALISM, Reykjavik
2005 SCHEIßLAND, IslandBilder, Cologne, Germany
2005 SETTLEMENT, National Gallery of Iceland
2005 WOHNGLUCK/TRAUMHAUSMUSTER, Kunstfrühling Bremen, Germany
2005 SPEAKERS CORNER, Slunkaríki Ísafjörður
2005 THE DANCE, Reykjavik Project Space
2005 POSITIVE GROWTH – NEGATIVE GROWTH, ASI art museum, Reykjavik
2004 POLIS, GALERIE SZTUKI WSPÓLCZESNEJ, Poland
2004 BERLIN NORTH, Hambuger Bahnhof, Berlin
2004 ETHICS OF ECOLOGY, Frombork, Polland
2003 IN AND OUT THE WINDOW, ASI, Art Museum, Reykjavik
2003 SOMETHING ELSE, Galleri Hlemmur, Reykjavik
2002 Settlement, CAMP, Hofn Hornafjordur
2002 HYPERCRAZE, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
2002 SETTLEMENT, Galleri Slunkaríki, Ísafjordur
2000 SCÉANCE, Galleri Leena Kuumola, Helsinki
2000 DIA/SLIDE/TRANSPARENCY,Kunstamt Kreuzberg, NGBK, Berlin
2000 NORDEN, Kunsthalle Wien
2000 THE SEVEN VIRTUES, Thingvellir, Iceland
1997 SCÉANCE, Gallerí I8, Reykjavik
1996 GOLDRAUSH VII; Martin Gropiusbau, Berlin

GRANTS, PRIZES
2012: prize from Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir fund for the arts
2012, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2000, 1997: artist grant from the salary fund for icelandic artists (3 – 24 months)
1999: artist grant from the City of Reykjavík
1995:  prize from the Svavar Gudnason – Ásta Eiríksdóttir foundation
“Goldrausch” – project for female artist working in Berlin
1994-1996: grant from the academy in Berlin (NaFÖG)

guest artist in Kjarvalsstofa, Paris 2015
guest artist at Dalsåsen, Norway, 2006
guest artist at Suomenlinna in Finland, 1999

OTHER OCUPATION
*freelance teacher: The Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík, The Reykjavik School of visual Arts, Universität der Künste in Berlin, Nordiska Konstskolan Kokkola in Finland
*chairman of the board of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik (artist run gallery) 2000-2002
*organizes and leads tours in endangered areas in the Icelandic highlands
*environmental activism since 1997
*mountain guide in Iceland since 1992
*one of the founder of Framtíðarlandið [Land of the Future] an organization dedicated to encourage nature conservation and creativity in society