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Ingibjörg has worked with theater, performances and visual art. See want to combine these skills to make a theatre where the writer and the scenograf are performing, where props becoms a skulpture. Also to take the performance out of the gallery and stage it instead. See wants to tear down the pyramide of power structure within theatre, it is a navigation that is important at this point theatrically, poetrically and artistically.
See has fore long time koncentreded on God in her works, using the Qunantum universe as a gate.

Ingibjörg Magnadóttir she has developed several theatre related works that stand on the verge of performance art, traditional – and experimental theater. She graduated with a B.A. degree from Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2000 and later Figuratif Teater Skolen, Fredriksstad, Norway in 2002. Ingibjörg has held solo exhibitions at both Gallery Kling og Bang, Reykjavík (2006) and Gallery Slúnkaríki, Ísafjörður (2004) and taken part in various group exhibitions both locally and internationally including Bad Taste, Bozar, Belgium (2008); Apostles clubhouse, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík (2006) and Grassroots, Living Art Museum, Reykjavík (2002). Furthermore, she has taken part in various performance projects including Performance Kunst Nacht, TV from Afrika, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany (2007), I’m crying everyons tears, King of Sorrow, performance, Lilith Performance Studio, Sweden (2007) and at Safn, during Sequences real-time art festival, Reykjavík (2006).

Ingibjörg Magnadóttir

Þingholtssræti 12 Reykjavík

Tel: 354/6904631

Born in Reykjavík 1974



                Artistic studies:

2001-2002   Figurative Theater School. Fredriksstad. Norway

1999            The Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen - media-department

1997-00       Icelandic Academy of the Arts - multimedia - B.A.


               Solo exhibitions

2009                  Gallery NEON CAMPOBASE. Bologna Italy. “ The commitment “

2006                  Gallery Kling og Bang  “Obsession”

2004                  Slúnkaríki in Ísafjörður.


2007  La biennale Di Venezia 52nd Sculptures and drawings in association whit Steingrímur Eyfjörð

"The golden plover has arrived"


Group exhibitions

2010    PERIPHERAL VISION, Kling og bang drawing practices of contemporary Icelandic artists.

2009    The X Initiative hosts "No Soul for Sale," N.Y 

2008   “Beyond the mind” Skaftfell Seyðisfjörd 

2008     Bad Taste Bozar Brussels Belgium 

2007     Demonstration in KlinG and Bang

2006     Apostles clubhouse. Reykjavík Art museum

2006       Gods chosen people. Kling & Bang, Reykjavik.

2006      Haxtid och fadermord. Nordic house, Reykjavik

2004      Arts Center Skaftfell. Seyðisfjörður “Fruit of the dark”

2004      “The holy wisdom.” Art museum ASI

2005      Video dresses. KlinG & BanG

2004      Vooriths Genth, Belgian. Haunted

2004      Collaboration with Vodafone and Kaospilot

2002      Grassroots living Art museum  

2001      roARTorio. The international Paris/Berlin Meeting Icelandic Drama. Paris, France and Berlin, Germany

2001      The living art museum. “Changed feeling”

2000      The living art museum "Shopping & fucking"                    

1999      The Yellow house. Emotion, Influence, Excitement, Attention. Reykjavik Iceland.

1999 “Feng shui- Fast food”, Malmö, Sweden.



2010                     Malta Contemporary Art Foundation  “ The anxiety of now” 

2010                     The Rachel Browne Theatre. “The fear and the cavaler” – Winnipeg,Gimili, Riverton – Nuna/Now festival.

2010 Piccalo Stato / contemporary art 
in geo-cultural micro-areas
and small states of Europe.  Milan

2010 The Living Art museum / opening performance for new local.

2009 The Nordic house / “The Zen Judges”

2009 Iðnó Theater / Sequences – “ My dear friends”

2008      Ballhaus Ost Berlin Germany "Performance Kunst Nacht" TV from Africa" 

2007      Theater Lilith Malmö Sverge " I'm crying everyone tears, King of Sorrow" 70.min Performance  

2006 Safn ( Museum ) Sequences.

2006 Ertu orðin náttúrulaus / Laugardalshöll ( Concert hall )

2005 Living art museum/ Kitchen motors – Blind show

2005  Tjarnabíó – Tree performances one hour program

2004 Theater of the artists KlinK &  BanK

2004 Warm up for Slingensiv show in KlinG & BanG

2002           The Reykjavík Art Museum, Multi Performance.

2000           The “Yellow house” Ghost house. A night of performances.

2000            IETM. European theater and performance meeting.

“No name bullshit theater” The group performed at many events.

1999          “Night of the art”, The national theatre –dance show


  Short films and video festivals                            

2001            International meeting Paris/Berlin roARTorio                     

2000            Documentary group “Fine Bell” movie “Under”   

                    Reykjavik cultural city 2000

2000   Living Art Museum "Moving Photos" 

2000           “a5 invitational” escapade throughout northern Europe

2000           “Here” Performance art center in association with Lincoln Center Theater.

                     The American living room festival.  Film & Video Salon. New York.


                 Grants and Prizes:

2009         Government Artist Grant for Fine Arts.

2006    Artist Residency Literarische Colloqium Berlin

2003    Government Artist Grant for Stenography   

2002         The Icelandic Film found – Righting found.

2001          roARTorio. The international Paris/Berlin Meeting. Video episode Icelandic Drama.

Audiences’ choice. Paris, France and Berlin, Germany

1998          Reykjavik short film festival 2. Prize and audiences choice,

                “Island er  draumurinn” in cooperation with Robert Douglas

1996          Reykjavik short film festival 1.prize,“Bloody Reykjavík”

in cooperation with Róbert Douglas


                  Gallery / Spaces:

2000 Organizing and Supervising “The yellow house” Squatted house fore art-sake.

1998 Running the gallery Fish, Skólavördustíg 22.C



2007     Malmö Academy of Arts - Lunds University 

2006 Icelandic Art academy – Speech on performance 

2005 Seminar of Curver in the Living art museum.




2010              Classes in play writing - University of Iceland

2007    "Cores”, Krop Costume Rum" Staten’s Theater school (The Danish National school of Theater)

2003                        Stage design for the play "My friend the apocalypse" in Theater of Hafnarfjörður 

2002                        Culture night in R.V.K  "The Block"

1999                        Assistant of Tórdís Zoega curator the exhibition “ Design from 1950-1970” at the Icelandic Design museum


.              Dictation

2006                       Reykjavik Arts-festival "the word music" Video poem 

2006              50-year Nobel Prize birthday of Halldór Laxness


              Radio shows

2006                  On a summer road. National Radio 1.

2008               5 Icelandic artist National Radio 1.



2008    "Higher Reality" Full feature film Made in cooperation whit Ásdís Sif Gunarsdóttir

    Producer – The expensive arts



2008               Teaching

                                 Cross-coarse spring. Art Academy of Iceland                      

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At 1:39pm on May 21, 2011, Shala Andirá said…
Cheers* Thanks for being a fried. Shala
At 12:38pm on March 22, 2011, Ellen Friis said…
Hi! Do drop by; we live behind the main station of Copenhagen - maybe you would like to meet Henrik again, lokks like you are active in performance and might be interested in the dining kitchen/ samtalekøkkenet and vice versa?  Write to; I find it confusing to navigate here!
At 4:49pm on October 20, 2010, Magnus Logi Kristinsson said…
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