About

Hildur Ása Henrýsdóttir (b. 1987) grew up in Þórshöfn in Langanes peninsula. She graduated with BA in Modern Studies from the University of Akureyri in 2012. In 2016 she graduated from the Fine Art department in the Iceland Academy of the Arts. She lives and works in Reykjavík.

 

Hildur works with different mediums like painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and photographs. In her works she focuses on emotions and existential, internal conflicts. She also ponders on how the external world shapes individuals and influences their experiences. 

 

Her self-portraits oscillate between introspection and self-criticism, typically in a melancholic yet humorous way. The manner in which she paints herself is both harsh and vulnerable, but also honest.
 

 
 

CV

Education
2016 BA Fine Art, Iceland Academy of the Arts.
2015 Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag/Koninklijke. Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, exchange.
2012 BA Modern Studies, University of Akureyri.
2008 Preporatory Studies in Fine Art, Akureyri School of Visual Arts.

Group exhibitions

2017 Coming up: Femfest, Ugly Duck, London, United Kingdom.

2017 Plan B Artfestival, Borgarnes, Iceland. 

2017 Summer, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland.

2016 Ljósbláar nætur á Flateyri, Vagninn, Flateyri, Iceland.

2016 Fullorðið Fólk, Hjalteyri Factory, Hjalteyri, Iceland.

2016 Ytri Höfnin / Icelandic Acadamie of the Arts graduation show, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland.
2015 Kynleikar, Ekkisens Art space / Reykjavík city hall / Tjarnarbíó, Iceland.
2015 100 ára kosningaréttur kvenna á Íslandi, 19. júní. Reykjavík city hall, Iceland.

2014 Summer lovin, Kaffistofan, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Solo exhibitions

2016 Disconnected, Ekkisens Art space, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2014 Langanes er ekki ljótur tangi, Hafliðabúð, Þórshöfn, Iceland.

Other projects
2017 Internship for the artist Egill Sæbjörnsson, preparing the Icelandic Pavilion in Venice for Venice Biennial. April and May. 

2016  Being boring, Núllið, Reykjavík. Participant in John Baldessaris work: I will not make any more boring art.

2015 Volunteer at Sequences VII real time art festival. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Media

2015 SUPER #4 SUPER, On site & ekkisens collaboration, emerging art zine
2015 Listvísi – Málgagn um myndlist. 5. tbl.
2014 Iceland : boiling ice : contemporary artists from Iceland, Luciano Benetton.

 

Press

2017 “Er konan baggi á herðum kvenna?” Víðsjá, 9. og 10. febrúar:

http://www.ruv.is/frett/er-konan-baggi-a-herdum-kvenna

2017 “Hildur Ása Henrýsdóttir” Hús og hillbilly:

 http://www.husoghillbilly.com/hildur-asa-henrysdottir/

2015 Við erum allar fallegar, mbl.is. 19. júní: http://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2015/06/19/vid_erum_allar_fallegar/

2014 “Langanes er ekki ljótur tangi” til sýnis á Þórshöfn. Morgunblaðið, Líney Sigurðardóttir. 14. júní 2014.

 

Grant

2014 Aftur heim, Menningaráð Eyþings. Verkefnastyrkur í júní og júlí.

Membership

SÍM (Icelandic Artists Association)

MHR (Reykjavik Sculpture Association)

NÝLÓ (The Living Art Museum)

Works

Paintings 2014 -2016
Body (líkami)
Body (líkami)

Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2016.

Legs (Leggir)
Legs (Leggir)

Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2016.

Morning glory (07:16)
Morning glory (07:16)

Morgunljómi (07:16) Oil on Canvas, 190 x 190 cm, 2016.

Morning glory (07:32)
Morning glory (07:32)

Morgunljómi (07:32) Oil on canvas, 140 x 140 cm, 2016.

Green and red (grænt og rautt)
Green and red (grænt og rautt)

Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm, 2015.

Hangover day (Þunnudagur)
Hangover day (Þunnudagur)

Oil on canvas, 50 x 80 cm, 2015.

This was ok, but could have been worse. (Þetta var allt í lagi, en hefði getað verið verra). Oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2015.

I own myself (Ég á mig sjálf)
I own myself (Ég á mig sjálf)

Oil on canvas, 160 x 200 cm, 2015.

Untitled flesh
Untitled flesh

Oil on canvas, 30 x 50, 2015.

 

Disconnected //Aftengd

Ekkisens Art space 28th January to 19th February 2017
The exhibition consisted of paintings, sculptures, photographs and a video work that deals with the surrender to existential struggles, powerless attempts to defeat them and oblivious self-destruction..
Disconected
Disconected

Ekkisens Art space, 28th of January to 19th of February 2017.

Small and ugly (Lítil og ljót)
Small and ugly (Lítil og ljót)

Clay, acrilyc paint and the artist's hair. 2017

Small and ugly (Lítil og ljót)
Small and ugly (Lítil og ljót)

Clay, acrilyc paint and the artist's hair. 2017

Intimacy (nánd)
Intimacy (nánd)

Photo serie, 2016.

Intimacy (nánd)
Intimacy (nánd)

Photo serie, 2016.

Intimacy (nánd)
Intimacy (nánd)

Photo serie

Intimacy (nánd)
Intimacy (nánd)

Photo serie, 2016.

Some steps (sum skref)
Some steps (sum skref)

Nylon stockings, duvet fillings from previous relationship, stone. 2017.

Gone girl (farin)
Gone girl (farin)

Plastic sheets and a hanger. 2017.

 
 

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