Within this framework, her site-specific installations effectively implement different discourses to the respective space. Her research on gender within social structures, and power roles is expressed with the cinematic audio-visual aspect.
Borghildur Indriða is an Icelandic visual artist born in 1987 in Reykjavík, she is partly raised in Berlin Schöneberg, however spent a lot of time in the countryside of Iceland. She studied as a teenager visual arts, painting, drawing and analogue photography at the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts. She did her baccalaureate studies in Europe and moved back to Iceland in 2006 to study at the Icelandic Academy of Arts, Listaháskóli Íslands. She then took a break from studies to perform in known shows, at Schaubühne and at Volksbühne, Berlin Germany, with avant-garde performance teams. Parallel she did her internship at Studio Olafur Eliasson, with the architecture team, then later moving to a paid position to the exhibition team lead by Myriam Thomas. She obtained her Master degree at the University of Arts in Berlin, with lead Prof. Vassal who just received the noble Pritzker Prize.
Her practice has no answers but involves a lot of questions using the dimension of ritual, space interactions, light and performance through audiovisual installation and performative atmosphere. Within this framework, her site-specific installations effectively implement different discourses to the respective space. Her research on gender within social structures, and power roles is expressed with the cinematic audio-visual aspect. From a young age, Borghildur collaborated with many wonderful artists, curators, architects and choreographers mainly in Europe and Latin America. Defining her practice as interdisciplinary, she designed and led the construction of a single family house, completed in 2019 at the same time scripting up a local performance to be launched at a gallery the same year.
In 2018 I first gained public visibility and press attention for my powerful performance "Demoncrazy - Drosophila”, a show opening the program of the Icelandic Arts Festival where topless and fierce young women in front of old paintings of past rulers marched through the centre out of the Icelandic Parliament to the Museum Hafnarhúsið to complete the ritual. This work in retrospect is maybe in a zeitgeist of awareness of freedom of expression, the metoo movement & free the nipple movement, but I'm not sure. It was also somehow a continuation of my masters project at UdK, a research on Nordic democracy and especially the Viking Althing.
I'm continuously creating and developing concepts for new projects, I launched "Terminal X" working with a team from fashion, music and visual arts, showcasing all kinds of events, new releases, underground shows etc. Somehow staying under the radar feeling the culture pulse.
Borghildur is a member of the Icelandic Visual Artists Association (SÍM: Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna) and Myndhöggvarafélagið.
She is currently at an artist residency in the dry desert in the north of Chile.
2014 - 2018
2012 - 2013
2006 - 2009
2003 - 2006
1998 - 2003
Age 9 - 14
Age 8 - 16
Austurbæjarskóli primary school (grunnskólapróf) Reykjavík
Nordic Culture Point, mobility grant
KÍM, ferðastyrkur, mobility grant
Menningarpottur Landsbankans, IS
Myndlistarsjóður, sýningarverkefni, IS
Hönnunarsjóður, ferðastyrkur, IS
(Title tba), Litla Gallerý, HFJ
Spacelab - into the unknown, Hošek Contemporary, BER
The Missing Rock, Espacio Union, MEX
#my_كل_شي, Terminal Exhibitions, BER
Demoncrazy, Listahátíð í Reykjavík, RVK
Selected group shows
(Title tba), Gátt: Nordic Arts Festival in Denmark
IDA, at Black Swan Gallery exhibition, England
Spacejuice, A Love Beyond festival, at Cervo in Switzerland
Flip-Over, Hot Mess in Germany
Mask City, Institutions Extended, at Park am Nordbahnhof in Germany
Hverfi collaborated with José C. Lepov at SALA B-N in Mexico
Kalaaliaraq, Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival in Greenland
SACO Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo, Antofagasta, Chile