The Icelandic Art Prize will be awarded for the first time on February 22. The purpose of the awards provide recognition to outstanding visual artists and exhibitions, honor Icelandic artists, as well as artists reciting in Iceland, and bring attention to well-deserved indicatives in the field of contemporary art.
Artist of the Year nominations
Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir for Serenade in Hafnarborg.
Egill Sæbjörnsson for Ùgh & Bõögâr Jewellery in i8 Gallery
Hulda Vilhjálmsdóttir for Valbrá in Kling & Bang
Sigurður Guðjónsson for Inlight in the chapel and morgue of former St. Joseph’s Hospital (ASÍ Art Museum).
The Jury of the Icelandic Art Prize 2018:
Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir
Dr Magnús Gestsson
Dr Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir
Margrét Kristín Sigurðardóttir