Þula (IS)

Þula is a contemporary art gallery that was founded in July 2020 by Ásdís Þula Þorláksdóttir, and has already become a well known name on the Icelandic art scene. Þula focuses on emerging artists, in combination with more established ones through monthly exhibitions.

Hjartatorg
Hverfisgata 34
101 Reykjavík
(+354) 771 8010

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Þula will present textile works by Lily Erla Adamsdóttir as well as dichroic plexiglass reliefs by Þórdís Erla Zoëga. Themes relating to nature and present-day intimacy provide a common thread throughout both artists’ work, bringing us closer to Mother Earth as well as to one another.

Lilý Erla Adamsdóttir, Installation view from Ofankoma at Þula, 2021

Lilý Erla Adamsdóttir (IS)

Lilý Erla Adamsdóttir's works explore the surface of human nature and nature itself through textile works that flutter between fine art, design and crafts. The process is guided by the arbitrariness of the artist who seeks connection and harmony with the material world, where forms and organic repetitions are seen through proximity or distance and leaves the observer in an unexpected place.

Lilý Erla Adamsdóttir's (b. 1985, Akureyri; IS) solo exhibitions include Þula (2021; IS), Akureyri Art Museum (2020; IS), SÍM (2019; IS) as well as group exhibitions at Djúpavík Factory (2021; IS), National Gallery of Iceland (2021; IS) and Textile Museum Borå (2017; SE). Lilý lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Hidden Light

Mohair, silk, Icelandic wool, linen, cotton, polyester, 270 x 130 cm
2020

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Journey

Wool, linen, mohair, silk, polyester, 100 x 100 cm
2022

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Source I

Mixed media, 43 x 50 cm
2022

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Source II

Mixed media, ca. 40 x 40 cm
2022

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Source III

Wool, linen, mohair, silk, polyester, ca. 55 x 40 cm
2022

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Surrounder

Wool, linen, mohair, silk, polyester, 130 x 100 cm
2022

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„There is always some kind of tension underneath the surface and I believe we all are some kind of responses to our environment. I carry with me something that has come to me ... and work that into my works and that is how I want to be, in the flow.“

Lilý Erla Adamsdóttir

Þórdís Erla Zoëga (IS)

Þórdís Erla Zoëga works with intimacy and connection in various forms of mediums. With her use of dichroic film and holographic material she has studied the digital aesthetics of our everyday life, dissected and displayed so as to reveal the interaction and the way we connect to each other in our modern world.

Þórdís Erla Zoëga (b. 1988) is a visual artist based in Iceland. Her recent exhibitions include Embrace (Norrtälje konsthall, Sweden, 2021 and Akureyri Art museum 2022), Routine (Listasafn Árnesinga, 2022) and Hyper Cyber (Þula, Reykjavik, 2020). She was also chosen the town artist of Seltjarnarnes 2022.

Intangible connection III

Mixed media on holographic material, 50x70 cm
2022

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Daily Shift

Acrilic glass, dichroic film, rust-free fastings, 180 cm diameter
2019

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Apps

Acrilic glass, dischroic film, vinyl stickers, 30x40 cm
2020

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Join Me 2

Acrilic glass, dichroic film, custom vinyl rug
2022

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Routine I,II,III

Lazermilled acrilic glass,dichroic film, LED-light, 38x40cm
2022

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Glitch

Framed riso-prints A3, 30x40 cm
2020

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„Now our lives are so consumed with screens, if you‘re not on the computer you‘re watching tv or you're on your phone watching tv while on the computer ... there's a difference in intimacy, our lives have become less intimate and are all shared through this divider that is the screen.“

Þordis Erla Zoega

Þórdís Erla Zoega: Studio visit