If I Were a Monster – Open Workshop

Saturday October 7th at 2-4 p.m., we invite you to an open workshop with artist Sindri Ploder and curator Íris Stefanía Skúladóttir, who will greet guests of the exhibition If I Were a Monster, currently on view at the museum in connection with Art Without Borders. Guests will then have a chance to chat with the curator and the artist about the works and the exhibition, as well as being invited to draw their own monster. The artist will offer his insight and he might even draw his own monster(s) with guests.

At the exhibition itself, guests enter into the artist’s world of striking visuals, but earlier this year Sindri was named the artist of the festival Art Without Borders 2023. Since he was twelve years old, Sindri has been drawing monsters, but, in his practice, he uses mostly pen and paper although he has also made three-dimensional versions of his drawing in other mediums, such as wood, ceramics, mosaic and textiles. Sindri’s works often represent self-portraits, revealing rich humour and a defiant joy that captures the viewer at first glance.

Sindri Ploder (b. 1997) has had numerous exhibitions since 2016, most recently Fragments of Other Knowledge at The Living Art Museum earlier this year. Sindri first participated in the programme of Art Without Borders in 2017, exhibiting collaborative works with fashion designer Mundi Vondi. Sindri was also featured at the festival in 2019, 2020 and 2022, showing a wide range of works, drawings and more. In 2019, he enrolled in a course at The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts, afterwards going on to study art at the education centre Fjölmennt.

Free entry – everyone welcome.