i8 Gallery (IS)

Over its twenty-eight year history, i8 Gallery has fostered an influential group of artists from its Reykjavík base. The foundation of i8 Gallery is the conceptual rigour and intellectual spirit of its artists’ practices, which subtly unites the diverse roster. The twenty-three artists of the gallery work in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, drawing, video, textile, installation, and performance.

Tryggvagata 16
101 Reykjavík
(+354) 551 3666

B. Ingrid Olson (US)

B. Ingrid Olson implements elements of photography, sculpture, and performance in an ongoing exploration of the boundaries between body and space. Within the confines of her studio, she records her body as it moves — shifting in relationship to its surroundings. The results of this process are multidimensional objects and images that re-imagine the capacities of the body and the structuring of space.

B. Ingrid Olson (b. 1987 in Denver, USA) lives and works in Chicago. Solo museum exhibitions of her work have been held at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University; Vienna Secession; and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Her work was also featured in a two-person exhibition at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. Olson has participated in group exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Aspen Art Museum; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

A Feminine Thought (1934-2021)

Inkjet print and UV printed matboard in powder-coated aluminum frame, 51.5 x 35.5 x 2.5 cm

Spark steel or flint, oil, glass, delay

Inkjet print and UV printed matboard in aluminum frame, 29.2 x 61 x 3.2 cm

Proto Coda, Index

MDF, Polycrylic, plywood, glue, vinyl, eggshell, aluminum, latex paint 30 parts, dimensions variable

Eye Body Blinder

Plexiglas, dye sublimation print on aluminum, MDF, silicone, screws 64 x 45.75 x 25.5 cm

Equant and Run, with cartilage

Inkjet print and UV printed matboard in aluminum frame, 77.5 x 86.4 cm

Reciprocal Fixture, She(ll)

Epoxy putty, epoxy resin, fiberglass, epoxy glue, aluminum, latex paint, milk paint, 183 x 93 x 35.5 cm

Reader's Nose

Glazed porcelain, epoxy putty, polyurethane adhesive, latex, wool, 7 x 19.1 x 10.2 cm

Swans Juliet

Polyurethane foam, acrylic primer, latex paint, epoxy, urethane adhesive, swan egg shell, 12.7 x 25.4 x 50.8 cm

[M]others, 2018-2021, Installation view of “The Inconstant World” at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2021

Urethane resin, ceramic, aluminum, plywood, polyurethane foam, MDF, epoxy putty, filled epoxy, paper pulp, PVA size, styrene- acrylic primer, latex paint, sand, ink, urethane adhesive, cotton batting, screws. Eight parts, installation dimensions variable.

Installation view of “Little Sister” at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, 2022


Installation view of “Little Sister” at Carpenter Center for the Visual
Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge 2022


Installation view of “Cast of Mind” at i8 Grandi, Reykjavík, 2023