„52 years on, since the pivotal moment in world history when in July 1969 the first man stepped foot on the moon the idea of space travel persists in modern conversation. Today, rather than Soviet Union versus America, it represents (in the mainstream) a squaring up between the richest men alive- Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, and their respective space travel projects. However this artist has other ideas - rather than treating the moon as a colonial or patriarchal space for ownership, conquest or personal gain this exhibition asks, "what claims are being made in relation to unmanned territories? What hierarchies and systems emerge? How can women assert themselves within patriarchal structures?" And perhaps also, what if interstellar exploration was a shared goal and communal achievement rather than an assertion of dominance?"
- Metal magazine
„Dazu bezieht sich die in Berlin lebende Künstlerin auf eine große Tradition: „Beim Nachdenken über venezianische Masken ging es mir darum, einen Aspekt zu integrieren, der uns vertraut ist: zu enthüllen und zu verdecken.“ Und genau in diesem Spannungsfeld bewegen sich mehrere ihrer Projekte.“
- ART das Kunstmagazin
"The pictures were part of her work Demoncrazy, which deals with how older men continue to dominate certain public and social spaces in Iceland. As part of the Reykjavik arts festival in June, Indridadóttir showed photographs of topless young women standing in front of painted portraits of older men."
- the Art Newspaper
"Mask City" by Borghildur Indriðadóttir, type: performance, took place in Berlin Aug 2020.
Press photo of Borghildur by Colya Zucker for download
Borghildur Indriðadóttir is an artist born in Reykjavík and partly raised in Berlin. She studied at the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts: visual art, painting, drawing and analogue photography and received her Bachelor degree from Listaháskóli Íslands (LHÍ; Iceland Academy of the Arts). Afterwards, the artist worked as a performer in well-known performance expos such as at Schaubühne and in Volksbühne Berlin. She obtained her Masters at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK; Berlin University of the Arts) in architecture. Her practice involves the dimension of ritual, dealing with architecture and performance through sound - color - light - and atmosphere. Within this framework, her site-specific installations implement different discourses effectively to the respective space. Her research on gender, social structures and power roles is combined with cinematic elements. From a young age, Borghildur worked in collaboration with various artists, curators and directors mainly in Europe. The artist is known for her performance exhibition "Demoncrazy - Drosophila” opening the program of the Icelandic Arts Festival depicting powerful young women in front of past paintings by men in power positions of public institutions — a recurring topic she constantly investigates and discusses. Borghildur developed the exhibition series such as HAH Editions, Terminal Exhibitions and the newly formed Terminal X operated from Berlin and Reykjavík. Her ultimate goal is to fly to the moon, return the missing rock and perform for the stars.
Borghildur is a member of SÍM: the Association of Icelandic Artists since 2020
Borghildur is a member of Arkitektafélag Íslands: the Association of Icelandic Architects since 2021
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