Hverfisgallerí (IS)

Hverfisgallerí opened at Hverfisgata 4 on February 28th, 2013 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Our represented artists include: Davíð Örn Halldórsson, Georg Guðni, Guðmundur Thoroddsen, Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir, Harpa Árnadóttir, Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir, Hildur, Bjarnadóttir, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Jeanine Cohen, Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, Loji Höskuldsson, Magnús Kjartansson and Steingrímur Eyfjörð.


Curated for
CHART

At CHART 2021, Hverfisgallerí will present works by four of the gallery’s leading artists, Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Loji Höskuldsson, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, and Kristinn E. Hrafnsson. These artists share a conceptual framework concerned with heritage and the history of Icelandic cultural identity, however, their respective practices differ according to medium and aesthetic nuances.

Loji Höskuldsson, Fíflarnir við húsvegginn, 2020, Burlap and wool, 100 x 140 cm. Photo by Vigfús Birgisson

Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Upplausn / Resolution Part 3, 2020, Diasec mounted inkjet print (antireflective, UV protected acrylic glass), 80 x 80 cm. Photo by Vigfús Birgisson

Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, FARIÐ UM HEIMINN / WANDER THE WORLD, 2009-2020, print on paper, 33.5 x 98 cm. Photo by Vigfús Birgisson

Hildur Bjarnadóttir, spaciousness, 2016, Woven wool, linen, plant dye, acrylic paint, 33 x 21 x 2.5 cm. Photo by Vigfús Birgisson

Hildur Bjarnadóttir (IS)

In her work Hildur Bjarnadóttir investigates issues of belonging, ecology, place and cohabitation, working with animals and plants on a small piece of land in the south of Iceland where she lives and works. The plants are imprinted with information – by way of the soil and air – from the ecological and social systems they exist within. Bjarnadóttir makes this information visible by extracting colour from the plants which she uses to dye wool thread and silk fabric to make woven paintings and large-scale silk installations.

Hildur Bjarnadóttir (b. 1969) lives and works between Iceland and Norway. Recent solo exhibitions include: 2019; Symbiosis at Soft Galleri in Oslo, 2017; Cohabitation at Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, 2016; Ecosystem of Color at Reykjavík Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir, Colors of Belonging in Bergen Kjøtt, Norway, 2015; Subjective Systems in Kunstnerforbundet Oslo and Mapping a Piece of Land in Hverfisgallerí, and 2014; Flora of Weeds in Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík.

spaciousness

Woven wool, linen, plant dye, acrylic paint 33 x 21 x 2.5 cm
2016

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Photo by Vigfús Birgisson

spaciousness

Woven wool, linen, plant dye, acrylic paint, 33 x 21 x 2.5 cm
2016

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Photo by Vigfús Birgisson

Hildur Bjarnadóttir

The artist in Flóahreppur collecting plants to use for her work
2016

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Courtesy of the artist

Hildur Bjarnadóttir

From Þúfugarðar
2014

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Hildur Bjarnadóttir

Installation view from Hildur Bjarnadóttir´s exhibition at Hverfisgallerí, "Contemplated randomness"
2016-2017

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Hildur Bjarnadóttir

Installation view of Hildur Bjarnadóttir's solo exhibition Ecosystem of Colors in Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik
2016-2017

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"Plants function as recording devices in the place they grow in; they contain the specific social and ecological context of the place."

Hildur Bjarnadóttir

CHART De-centred Publication, 2020