Lilja Birgisdóttir , Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir

All our lives we sell our time and energy to be able to acquire things. Slowly but surely they accumulate until they end up hidden in a closet or storage, and lose their purpose.

And so our homes are inflated, inflated by things that follow us, or maybe have always been there, sometimes it's hard to remember where it all came from. In the end, it inevitably comes to the point that we can no longer have space for all that has accumulated.

Then, of course, it's time to get a bigger house and work more, earn more, expand more Expand, in order to transport closed boxes from one darkened storage room to another.

And when the day and night of life have come, our children will have the fate to go through our cabinets, drawers and cupboards and choose which legacies they want to continue to grow with between their homes.

Lilja Birgisdóttir (b. 1983) completed her studies in photography at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Netherlands in 2007 and BA studies at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2010. From the end of her studies, she was one of the participants of the artist-run gallery Kling og Bang in Reykjavík, and in 2011 she founded the art magazine Endemi along with other female artists. Lilja has taken part in a number of exhibitions in Iceland as well as abroad, among the most recent exhibitions are the group exhibition Groður in Berg Contemporary 2020 and the solo exhibition It´s not you it´s me in Þulu, 2022. Lilja has worked in many media and engaged in visual works, video art, sound performances and photography. Lilja was the author of the opening work of Reykjavík Art Festival 2013, The Vessel Orchestra, where she worked with the captains of Reykjavík Harbor to create a sound performance with the ship's whistles of 15 ships. Lilja is part of the art collective Fischersund, which works on an international level and is currently preparing a solo exhibition at the Nordic Museum in Seattle this year. Lilja lives and works in Reykjavík.

Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir (b. 1981) graduated with a BA in fine arts from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2006 and studied Computer Science at the University of Iceland from 2019-2022. She has worked in various mediums including, painting, sculpture, 3d graphics, video and photography. Ingibjörg has exhibited her work in Iceland and abroad and most recently took part in the group exhibition Skynleikar at Hafnartorg in 2022. Ingibjörg has worked closely with the Icelandic music scene for years and made album covers and music videos for artist such as, Sigurrós, Jónsi, Múm, Sin Fang, Seabear, Sóley and Úlfur úlfur. Ingibjörg is one of the founding members of Fischersund perfumery and art collective which has an upcoming exhibition at the Nordic Museum in Seattle. Ingibjörg lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Artists: Lilja Birgisdóttir , Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir


24.02.2024 – 31.03.2024



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