Vision

Mysterious landscapes, intriguing portraits and daily situations rediscovered; Hallgerður focuses her artistic work on the medium of photography. With a flair for editing she creates series with found photographs as well as her own. These unusual images are reinvented in their new context and speak not only of what is portrayed in the image but, almost more importantly, of the medium of photography itself. The viewer finds in Hallgerður’s work a reflection on photography as a whole, questioning the contemporary use of the medium whilst reflecting on the past and the future of it. Without nostalgia Hallgerður speaks of the everyday and it’s ‘non-events’, allowing the onlooker to gain a different perspective on the mundane and life itself.

CV

Selected exhibitions
Upcoming: Seismic Sequence, group exhibition at Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy, October 2017.
This Island Earth, group exhibition at Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark, August 2017.
Morning, solo exhibition at SÍM, Reykjavík, Iceland, July 2016.
Fólk, group exhibition at Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland, March 2016.
Contemporary Photography from North-West Europe, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy, September 2015.
Rökkur, group exhibition at La Nuit Des Images, Musée de L'Elysée. Curated by Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2015.
ÍSÓ, group exhibition in Ísafjörður, Iceland, June 2015.
The Censored Exhibition, group exhibition at Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark, June 2015.
Verksummerki (Traces of Life), group exhibition in Reykjavik Museum of Photography. Curated by Brynja Sveinsdóttir, Iceland, May 2015.
Young Icelandic Photography, group exhibition at Warsaw Art Photography Festival, Poland, May 2015.
Landsköp, group exhibition at Norðurljósahátið, Stykkishólmur, October 2014.
Everyday, solo exhibition in Listasafn ASÍ, Reykjavík, October 2014.
Frames, group exhibition at Glasgow International art festival. Curated by Fabien Marques, Glasgow, apríl 2014.
Betur sjá augu... or From a Different Angle..., group exhibition in the National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik, January 2014.
Samtímalandslagið (The Contemporary Landscape), group exhibition in Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland, September 2013.
New Nordic Photography 2013, group exhibition in Hasselblad Center, Götaborg, June 7th to August 18th 3013.
European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, group exhibition at The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland, January 2013.
Landscape, solo exhibition at Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland, October 2012.
Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed, group exhibition at The Photographer's Gallery, London, September 2012.
European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, group exhibition at Bursa Foto Fest, Turkey, September 2012.
European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, group exhibition at Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal, September 2012.
Manifesto11: a comedy of errors, a group exhibition at the Lighthouse. Part of Glasgow International festival, Glasgow, April 2012.
Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow, June 2011.
Will Nothing Be Understood By the Totems of Today? Group Show in Studio 41, curated by Magdalen Chua, Glasgow, March 2011.
Paradise, a private exhibition in The Cell, Glasgow, December 2010.
Maelström, a group exhibition in WASPS Gallery, Glasgow, May 2010.
An artistic approach to tourism in Iceland shown in Hafnarhúsið, Reykjavik Art Museum, December 2005.

Publications
Hvassast, self-published photobook, October 2016. See here for more information.
From a Different Angle... - Photography by Icelandic Women 1872-2013, published by the National Museum of Iceland, January 2014.
ARCHIVO Year Book 2012, Published by ARCHIVOzine, Ana Catarina Pinho, Portugal, May 2013.
European Borderlines, book published on the project of same name featuring all 12 artists involved, 2013.
Images published in the Illusion issue of the fine art magazine Mt. Figure – mtfigure.com. 2013.
Please YoursELF. A short guide to having sex with elves in Iceland. Published in December 2005.

Education
Bachelor of Fine Art (Honors) degree in Fine Art Photography from Glasgow School of Art 2011
Bachelor’s degree in Fashion and Textile Design from Iceland Academy of the Arts 2007.
High school diploma from College of Reykjavik (Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík) 2004.

FERILSKRÁ

Sýningar
Framundan: Seismic Sequence, samsýning í Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Ítalíu, október 2017.
This Island Earth, samsýning í Galleri Image, Árósum, ágúst 2017.
Morgunn, einkasýning í SÍM, Hafnarstræti, júlí 2016.
Fólk, samsýning í Listasafni Akureyrar, mars 2016.
Contemporary Photography from North-West Europe, samsýning í Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Ítalíu, september 2015.
Rökkur, samsýning á La Nuit Des Images, Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne, júní 2015.
ÍSÓ, samsýning FÍSL á Ísafirði, júní 2015.
The Censored Exhibition, samsýning á Copenhagen Photo Festival, Kaupmannahöfn, júní 2015.
Verksummerki, samsýning í Ljósmyndasafni Reykjavíkur, sýningarstjóri var Brynja Sveinsdóttir, maí 2015.
Young Icelandic Photography, samsýning á Warsaw Art Photography Festival, Póllandi, maí 2015.
Landsköp, Norðurljósahátið, Stykkishólmi, október 2014.
Hvassast úti við sjóinn, einkasýning í Listasafni ASÍ, október 2014.
Frames, samsýning á Glasgow International listahátíðinni. Sýningarstjóri er Fabien Marques, Glasgow, apríl 2014.
Betur sjá augu..., samsýning í Þjóðminjasafninu og Ljósmyndasafni Reykjavíkur. Sýningarhönnuður var Katrín Elvarsdóttir, janúar 2014.
Samtímalandslagið, samsýning í Ljósmyndasafni Reykjavíkur, september 2013.
Unseen Amsterdam Dummy Award bókasýning, Amsterdam, september 2013.
New Nordic Photography, samsýning í Hasselblad Center, Gautaborg, júní 2013.
European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, samsýning í Norræna húsinu, Reykjavík, janúar 2013.
Landslag, einkasýning í Skoti Ljósmyndasafns Reykjavíkur, október 2012.
Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed, samsýning í The Photographer’s Gallery, London, september 2012.
European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, samsýning á Bursa Foto Fest, Tyrklandi,
september 2012.
European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, samsýning á Encontros da Imagem-hátíðinni, Braga, Portúgal, september 2012.
Manifesto11: a comedy of errors, samsýning í The Lighthouse. Hluti af Glasgow International festival, Glasgow, apríl 2012.
Útskriftarsýning myndlistarnema í Glasgow School of Art, júní 2011.
Will Nothing Be Understood By the Totems of Today? Samsýning á myndlist í Studio 41, Glasgow, mars 2011.
Maelström, samsýning á myndlist í WASPS Gallery, Glasgow, maí 2010.
Útskriftarsýning textíl- og fatahönnunardeildar Listaháskóla Íslands í Gvendarbrunnum og sýning Listaháskólans í Kartöflugeymslunum í Ártúnsbrekku, vorið 2007.

Útgáfa
Hvassast, ljósmyndabók gefin út af höfundi, október 2016. Sjá nánar hér.
Betur sjá augu... ljósmyndun íslenskra kvenna 1872-2013, gefin út af Þjóðminjasafninu. Janúar 2014.
Verk í ARCHIVO-árbókinni 2012, 2013.
European Borderlines, bók gefin út í tilefni samnefnds verkefnis og sýningar. Listrænir stjórnendur voru Vanessa Winship og George Georgiou. 2013.
Myndir birtar í fyrsta tölublaði Mt. Figure – Illusion – mtfigure.com. 2013.
Klæðnaður og kynþokki, grein birt í Lesbók Morgunblaðsins ágúst 2007.
Please YoursELF, lítil bók um kynlíf með íslenskum álfum, 2005.

Menntun
BA Honours gráða í myndlist með ljósmyndun sem miðil (Fine Art Photography) frá
Glasgow School of Art vorið 2011.
BA gráða frá Listaháskóla Íslands í textíl- og fatahönnun vorið 2007.
Stúdentspróf frá Menntskólanum í Reykjavík (fornmálabraut I) 2004.

Mynd eftir Kristin Magnússon