- Residency period: Spring 2016
Gunnhildur Hauksdottir received her MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam in 2006 and her BFA from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2002. Hauksdóttir’s works include drawings, installations, and performance. She uses drawing as an intermedium between forms or events to musical score for choirs or musical instruments. Her performances include side specific public outreach and workshops where she trains people to read her score creating musical compositions based in visual material. Her works and performances have been exhibited and performed widely throughout her career, she took part in the Silver Lining, Collateral Event at the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia in 2015. Among the institutions that have displayed her works are the Galeria Municipal do Porto, the National Gallery of Iceland, the Reykjavik Art Museum, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the Uppsala Art Museum and the 21 Haus at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna. Her works are found in public collections including the National Gallery of Art in Iceland, Uppsala Art Museum in Sweden, the Goethe Institute in Copenhagen, the Hess Gallery Collection in Lethbridge, Canada and the Living Art Museum collection in Reykjavik.