Posted on May 17, 2020
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir (b. 1982) is a universal artist living and working on planet Earth. Her subjects often include the social- and political-scape with focus on the art world phenomenon, which she funnels into her practice in unusual and personal ways. Through various methods and mediums, including writing, performance, drawing and sculpture, she addresses, challenges and becomes the subject of her artwork. Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir has built up a remarkable resume of exhibitions and performance projects, working in several countries. While often focusing on women and gender issues, she presents a wider critical discussion that involves art history and theory. Her exhibitions and performances are at once serious and wryly humorous. Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir has presented solo projects and performances, most notably at Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2013) and her work and performances have been presented in group exhibitions at platforms including High Line Art, New York, USA (2017); Kunstmuseum Licthenstein, Vadaus, Licthenstein, (2015); and XVII Biennial of Young Artists, MEDITERRANEA17, Milan, Italy (2015). She is the recipient of awards including a Fulbright Scholarship (2012); the Dungal Art Fund award (2012); the Gudmunda Andresdottir Scholarship (2013); the Icelandic Art Salary from the government of Iceland, Iceland (2015/2017); and the Svavar Guðnasson & Ástu Eirkiskdóttir foundation art price for the promotion of young Icelandic artists (2017). Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir graduated with a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York (2014); a BA degree in Art History and Art Theory from the University of Iceland (2012); and a BA in Fine Art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts (2008).
“It is all my Fault” (2013) exhibited at High Line Art, New York 2017