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.


Solo exhibitions

2018 / dauðadjúpar sprungur, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2016 / Morning, SÍM, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2014 / Hvassast úti við sjóinn, Listasafn ASÍ, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2012 / Landscape, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland.

Group exhibitions

2019 /
Upcoming – 27. April: This is not a departure hall, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2018 /
Rest Assured in Unknown Places, Galleri Format, Malmö, Sweden. 

YYY4, Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden. 

No Man’s Land, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

This Island Earth, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland and Pingyao Photography festival, Pingyao, China.

2017 /
Seismic Sequence, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy.

This Island Earth, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark.

2016 /
Hvassast, The Culture House, Reykjavik.
Fólk, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland.

2015 /
Contemporary Photography from North-West Europe, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy.

Rökkur, La Nuit Des Images at Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.

ÍSÓ, old prawn factory in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

The Censored Exhibition, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark.

Traces of Life, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland.

Young Icelandic Photography, Warsaw Art Photography Festival, Poland.

2014 /
Landsköp, Norðurljósahátíð, Stykkishólmur, Iceland.

Frames, Glasgow International art festival, Glasgow, Scotland. 

From a Different Angle..., National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2013 /
The Contemporary Landscape, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland.

New Nordic Photography 2013, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden. 

European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2012 /
European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, Bursa Foto Fest, Turkey and Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.

Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed, The Photographer's Gallery, London, England.
Manifesto11: a comedy of errors, part of Glasgow International festival, The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

2011 /
Glasgow School of Art Degree Show.

Will Nothing Be Understood By the Totems of Today? Curated by Magdalena Chua. Studio 41, Glasgow. 

2010 /
Maelström, WASPS Gallery, Glasgow.

YYY4, photography zine released at Finlandsinstitutet in Stockholm, November 2018.
Límkenndir dagar, photo and poetry book published by Pastel in Akureyri, Iceland, February 2018.
Seismic Sequence, book published in connection to exhibition by the same name by Fondazione 
Fotografia Modena, Italy, October 2017.
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.
Please YoursELF. A short guide to having sex with elves in Iceland. Published in December 2005.

MFA in fine art photography from Valand Academy, Göteborg. Expected graduation spring 2019.
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.