Artist talk – Marta María Jónsdóttir

Sunday, september 27th at 3 p.m. the artist Marta María Jónsdóttir will talk about her work in the exhibition The World Without Us. The exhibition is Hafnarborg’s fall-exhibition.

Marta María Jónsdóttir (1974) graduated from the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in 1998 and completed her MFA degree from Goldsmiths College, London in 2000. In addition, she studied drawing and animation at London Animation Studio, in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Character Animation in 2004.

In the exhibition The World Without Us Icelandic artists have been lead together that address the universe in their works and shead light on specific parts of it, the far away or the upclose, micro or macro. This way the many dimensions of the universe are unrevieled where at the same time we look for continuity and wholeness.

The artists that have work in the exhibition belong to different generations and their pieces are made in various mediums. In addition to Marta María Jónsdóttir (1974) the participating artists are: Björg Þorsteinsdóttir (1940), Brynhildur Þorgeirsdóttir (1955), Finnur Jónsson (1892-1993), Gerður Helgadóttir (1928-1975), Ragnar Már Nikulásson (1985), Steina Vasulka (1940) og Vilhjálmur Þorberg Bergsson (1937).

The curators of the exhibition are Aðalheiður Valgeirsdóttir and Aldís Arnardóttir but their exhibition-proposal was chosen when Hafnarborg called for proposals for the fall-exhibition for 2015.