Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir Iceland PIP,nature,landscape,documentary,portrait,perspection
Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir

Mysterious landscapes, intriguing portraits and daily situations rediscovered; Hallgerður focuses her artistic work on the medium of photography. With a flair for editing she creates series with found photographs as well as her own. These unusual images are reinvented in their new context and speak not only of what is portrayed in the image but, almost more importantly, of the medium of photography itself. 

The viewer finds in Hallgerður's work a reflection on photography as a whole, questioning the contemporary use of the medium whilst reflecting on the past and the future of it. Without nostalgia Hallgerður speaks of the everyday and it's 'non-events', allowing the onlooker to gain a different perspective on the mundane and life itself.



Currently doing a MFA in Photography at Valand Academy in Gothenburg (expected graduation 2019).

Bachelor of Fine Art (Honors) degree in Fine Art Photography from Glasgow School of Art 2011.

Bachelor's degree in Fashion and Textile Design from Iceland Academy of the Arts 2007.

High school diploma from College of Reykjavik (Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík) 2004.



Einskismannsland, group exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, June 2018.

This Island Earth, group exhibition at Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark, August 2017, at Reykjavik Museum of Photography, January 2018 and at Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland, May 2018.

Seismic Sequence, group exhibition at Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy, October 2017.

Morning, solo exhibition at SÍM, Reykjavík, Iceland, July 2016.

Fólk, group exhibition at Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland, March 2016.

Contemporary Photography from North-West Europe, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy, September 2015.

Rökkur, group exhibition at La Nuit Des Images, Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2015. 

ÍSÓ, group exhibition in Ísafjörður, Iceland, June 2015.

The Censored Exhibition, group exhibition at Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark, June 2015.

Verksummerki (Traces of Life), group exhibition in Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland, May 2015.

Young Icelandic Photography, group exhibition at Warsaw Art Photography Festival, Poland, May 2015.

Landsköp, group exhibition at Norðurljósahátið, Stykkishólmur, October 2014.

Hvassast úti við sjóinn, solo exhibition in Listasafn ASÍ, Reykjavík, October 2014. 

Frames, group exhibition at Glasgow International art festival, Glasgow, apríl 2014. 

From a Different Angle..., group exhibition in the National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik, January 2014.

Samtímalandslagið (The Contemporary Landscape), group exhibition in Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland, September 2013. 

New Nordic Photography 2013, group exhibition in Hasselblad Center, Götaborg, June 7th to August 18th 2013.

European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, group exhibition at Bursa Foto Fest, Turkey, September 2012, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal, September 2012 and at The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland, January 2013.

Landscape, solo exhibition at Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland, October 2012.

Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed, group exhibition at The Photographer's Gallery, London, September 2012. 

Manifesto11: a comedy of errors, a group exhibition at the Lighthouse. Part of Glasgow International festival, Glasgow, April 2012.

Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow, June 2011. 

Will Nothing Be Understood By the Totems of Today? Group Show in Studio 41, Glasgow, March 2011. 



Límkenndir dagar, photo and poetry book published by Pastel in Akureyri, Iceland, February 2018.

Hvassast, self-published photobook, October 2016.

From a Different Angle... - Photography by Icelandic Women 1872-2013, published by the National Museum of Iceland, January 2014. 

ARCHIVO Year Book 2012, Published by ARCHIVOzine, Ana Catarina Pinho, Portugal, May 2013. 

European Borderlines, book published on the project of same name featuring all 12 artists involved, 2013.

Please YoursELF. A short guide to having sex with elves in Iceland. Published in December 2005.