Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir has been selected from a group of applicants for a year-long residency program at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). The residency will run from June – August 2024. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space; regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries, and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks. Residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni. An ISCP residency has often led to critical advancement inthe practice of the artist and curators in residence.
Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir is an interdisciplinary visual artist and filmmaker from Iceland currently based in New York City and Reykjavik, Iceland. She graduated with a MFA degree from the Studio Art at the New York University Steinhardt in 2022 and prior to that she attained a BFA degree from Iceland University of the Arts in 2016. She also participated in an exchange program at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Her work is influenced by her personal experiences and visual surroundings, as well as, math, sci-fi, cult movies, advertisements, memes and stock images. Through mixing phenomena and working with familiar imagery, she explores the hyperreality of her everyday environment. Ríkharðsdóttir is interested in the contrast between the natural, the man-made and the staged. She is a fellow of foundations such as the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation, Educational Grant of Gudmunda Andresdottir and others. Ríkharðsdóttir has been active in exhibiting, screening and taking part in various international film festivals and projects and has received awards for her video art, films and music videos.