Hverfisgallerí (IS)

Hverfisgallerí focuses on presenting diverse and ambitious contemporary art works reflecting the ethos of Icelandic and international art. Hverfisgallerí was founded in 2013 and is located in the heart of Reykjavík city centre. The gallery represents an interesting variety of contemporary artist, both emerging and established artists. Hverfisgallerí organises 8-10 exhibitions each year and apart from artist exhibitions, Hverfisgallerí also participates in international art fairs to promote its 14 resident artist.

Curated for

For CHART 2022, Hverfisgallerí will highlight the practice of Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir. In Ingimarsdóttir's art, one can sense a strong interest in ideas relating to the intimate, both in the choice of material and methods of working. Her works are examples of artistic creation where the artist's character and hand are present in every detail, every single line, stitching, creased surface and torn sheet of paper.

Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir (IS)

In her work, Ingimarsdóttir seeks inspiration in her surroundings and experiences. She has worked with diverse media, such as audio and sculptures, but her paper work has always been prominent. Her work is characterised by precision and is often hand carved, drawn in delicate pencil, stitched in thread and even assembled from different materials. She often uses miscellaneous paper such as carbon paper, graph paper, wallpaper and common printing paper, with earnest and personal results.

Ingimarsdóttir (b. 1969, Reykjavík; IS) studied at The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and finished her postgraduate education from L’Ensav La Cambre in Brussels and HISK in Antwerp, Belgium. Her work has been displayed in solo exhibitions in Iceland and around Europe. Her work can be found in public museums in France, Belgium, Slovenia and Iceland. Ingimarsdóttir lives and works in Belgium.

the self

Pealed photo sewn on paper, 105 x 70 cm

A dash of optimism

Pencil watercolor and sewing on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm


Sewing, typewriting and carbon on diverse paper, 24 x 33 cm


Dry letters, pencil, gouache and sewing on divers papers, 33 x 24,5 cm

red attarched

Waterbased materials and stitches on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm

untitled - karfa

pealed photo gouache and sewing on paper


Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir, Installation View