Hverfisgallerí (IS)

Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir & Hildur Bjarnadóttir

Hverfisgallerí focuses on presenting diverse and ambitious contemporary artworks reflecting the current ethos of Icelandic and international art. Hverfisgallerí was founded in 2013 and is located in the heart of downtown Reykjavík. The gallery represents an interesting variety of contemporary artists, both emerging and established artists. Hverfisgallerí organises 8-10 exhibitions each year and apart from artist exhibitions, Hverfisgallerí also participates in International Art Fairs to promote its 12 resident artists.


Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir (b. 1969) makes works that are often presented as installations where she mixes different mediums, such as sculpture, photography, sound, video, sewing, drawing, collage, and painting. Ingimarsdóttir produces drawings and paintings with many layers, which she cuts, peels and carves – during or after its making, aiming to get closer to the essence. Every work has its own geometric structure and system, and flirts with the borders of abstraction. At first sight one can often not situate the work within figuration or abstraction. The work builds itself slowly – some works can take up to 20 years in their making – each line traced or erased (removed or not) has equal value – the things that stay are equal to the things gone.


Hildur Bjarnadóttir holds a BA degree from the Textile Department of the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and an MFA from the New Forms Department at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Earlier this year Bjarnadóttir received her doctorate from the University of Bergen, Norway.





Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir

Comme ca Louise


Vinyl record, plexiglass and mixed media on paper

Hildur Bjarnadóttir
Woven wool plant dye







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ARTISTS Alyson Shotz I Rolf Hanson I Lena Johansson I Elina Merenmies I Johan Nobell I Tal R I Elis Eriksson I Kristina Matousch I Katja Larsson I Kaspar Bonnén I Anton Alvarez I James Aldridge I Charlie Roberts I Emma Bernhard I Tore Wallert I Eva Beierheimer I Pauliina Pietilä I Eva Lange I Jussi Goman I Zane Lewis I Amalie Jakobsen I Alvar Gullichsen I Louise Hindsgavl I Morten Schelde I Sanna Kannisto I Eeva-Riitta Eerola I Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdóttir I Hildur Bjarnadóttir I Callum Innes I Thorbjørn Lausten I Leif Kath I Anders Knutsson I Constance Tenvik I Bella Rune I Matt Saunders I Iñaki Bonillas I Éva Mag I Eva Steen Christensen I Mikael Lo Presti I Gunnar Smoliansky I Tommy Svenningsson I John E Franzén I Kirsten Ortwed I Andreas Eriksson ICarolina Falkholt I Richard Colman I Thomas Campbell I Liva Isakson Lundin