LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
HRAFNHILDUR HELGADÓTTIR’s earned her BA in fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Adacemie and an MFA from Sandberg Institute, both in Amsterdam. In her practice, Helgadóttir investigates different ideas around geopolitics, economy, and post-capitalism. Her images, performances, videos and sculptures find their parameters in games, rules, and other systems of interaction. This sometimes has included the development of display structures as framing devices that host the works of others, hold up physical bodies, or carry other information.
Her exhibitions include @G (rongwrong, Amsterdam NL, 2014),
Improvisation for Painting, 2014 (Sudurgata 7 Árbæjarsafn, Reykjavík IS,
2014), Improvisation for Painting, 2017 (Marres, Maastricht NL, 2017),
and Millennium Fall (ABC klubhuis, Antwerpen BE and Kling and Bang, Reykjavík IS, both in 2018). In addition to her solo work, Helgadóttir is the co-founder of HARD-CORE, an artist collective that focuses on exhibition methodology and algorithmic exhibition making.
Their work explores diverse models of collaboration and work by proxy, including building a series of robots and websites as tools for curating. In 2015, HARD-CORE ́s body of work was presented in the exhibition Strictly Digital (Alternativa, Gdansk PL). More recent exhibitions include Silicon Dreams, (Harbinger, Reykjavik IS, 2018) and the performance works Under Pressure – On Forms of Authority and Decision-Making Power (frei_raum, Q21, Vienna, AT, 2018) and Communal Healing, Clay your pain away (Fort Vijfhuizen, NL, 2019). Since 2015, the collective teaches a class at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy called Documentation and online presence. HRAFNHILDUR HELGADÓTTIR is born in Reykjavík, Iceland. Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
WHO I AM
Hrafnhildur is a visual artist born in Reykjavik lives in Amsterdam and is net-native.
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