Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir at Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir

Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir has been selected from a group of applicants for a year-long residency program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. The stay lasts from spring 2022-spring 2023. The studio committee provides artists who live there with access to a powerful, international network; curators, collectors, journalists and others working in the sector. In addition, the institute organizes exhibitions, publications and various events for the artists in residence. During the residency artists exhibit at Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Phosphorus, 2021

Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Phosphorus, 2021, Reykjavik Art Museum. Image: Axel Sigurðsson

Anna Júlía Fridbjörnsdóttir is an artist based in Reykjavík. She combines various mediums to explore the intersection between science and culture informed by historical and current politics. She finished her MA Fine Arts degree from Manchester School of Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University (2004) and BA Fine Art degree from Guildhall University, London (1998). She also studied at The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in 1993-95. Anna Júlía was a co-founder and editor of Sjónauki Art Magazine, published in 2007-2009. Her works have been exhibited in numerous international group exhibitions and at solo shows in Iceland, including the exhibition Serenade at Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Fine Art in 2017, for which she was nominated for the 2018 Icelandic Art Price. Currently, her work is part of the exhibition Iðavöllur at the Reykjavik Art Museum.

The Ministry of Culture and Business Affairs and Viljandi fund the project.

Previous Icelandic Art Center residents at Künstlerhaus Bethanien are Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson 2020-21 and current resident Elín Hansdóttir.

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