i8 Gallery (IS)

Over its twenty-six 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
Iceland
(+354) 551 3666

Ragna Róbertsdóttir (IS)

Ragna Róbertsdóttir's practice explores elements of identity, materiality, and architectural history. The artist is best known for her minimal sculptures and installations, which often comprise elements inherent to the Icelandic environment, such as lava rock and red earth.

Ragna Róbertsdóttir (b. 1945, Iceland) currently lives and works between Reykjavík and Berlin. Róbertsdóttir has exhibited internationally throughout her career, and she has had major solo shows at venues including The Living Art Museum and the Reykjavik Art Museum. A monograph of her work from 1984-2017 was published by DISTANZ in 2018.

Lava Landscape

Lava from Hekla, 495 x 200 cm
2018

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Synthesis

Installation view
2015

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Mindscape

Installation view
2010

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Untitled

Cut lava, 60 x 68 x 68 cm
1989

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The Light of Day – Magma Works

Installation view
2014

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Red Mud Scape

Red mud from Krýsuvík, 181 x 300 cm
2013

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Hekla 117 kg

Lava from Hekla, glass, 180 x 2400 cm
2004

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Mudscape

Hot spring clay, plexi, 44.5 cm (10.5 cm each) x 22.5 x 12.5 cm
2007

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Red Lava Landscape

Glass, lava, 210 x 600 x 2 cm
2010

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"I always have done it very simply. Often the story is in the material.”

Ragna Róbertsdóttir