Valgerður Ýr Magnúsdóttir is a visual artist, born in 1991 in Reykjavík, Iceland. She graduated with a bachelor degree in Fine Art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2017 and is currently studying for Masters of Fine Arts degree, at the MFA programme at The Glasgow School of Art.
The power of color relationships plays a central role in Valgerður's practice. Her work explores the gestural and organic possibilities of industrial materials to create abstract formations. Driven by unpredictable results and the desire to extend the limitation of materials, her work frequently involves the process of dissolving through destruction and decay. In the work exhibited she approaches painting as an intersection in time, expanding on the questions about where the work comes from and its transition from the space of making to the space of exhibiting.
2018- The Glasgow School of Art.
2014-2017 Fine arts department, Iceland Academy of the Arts. Bachelor degree.
2016 Exchange semester at Haute école des arts du Rhin, France.
2013 Semester at Krabbesholm Højskole, Denmark. Art department.
2011-2013 Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti, gymnasium. Textile and fashion design.
Flöktandi, fljótandi. Gallerí Tukt, Reykjavík, Iceland. 2017.
Í ofgnótt, Iceland Academy of The Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland. 2016.
Festival delle anime gentili/ Festival of gentle souls, San Lorenzo in Campo, Italy, curated by Bianca R. Schröder and Pietro Consolandi.
Bartók 1 galéria, Budapest, Hungary, curated by Márti Sipos and Kate Syme-Lamont.
59°54’41”N 10°45’28”E, Akademi rommet, Oslo, Norway, curated by Pietro Consolandi.
Folyam (at) ok, Jászbereny, Hungary.
Gestures. Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús, Reykjavík, Iceland, curated by Thomas Pausz.
Aftur í líkamann, Algera studio, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Koma, Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, curated by Kristján Steigrímur and Björn Roth.
Le Blanc ment, Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin.
Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Molinn, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Kaffistofan, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2015 Empty Your Pockets, Pocket Gallery, project in a collaboration with Ieva Grigelionyte.
Perlan, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Gallery Tukt, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Four boxes, Skive, Denmark. 2013
Doubleganger, Vess showroom, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2013
Gudmunda Andrésdóttir scholarship of the National Gallery of Iceland.
BARTR, Budapest Art Residency, Budapest, Hungary. April-June 2018.
EEA European Exchange academy, educational program at the Nordic Artists Center, Norway, april-may 2015.
Art Camp, Jászbereny, Hungary 2017.
Screening of a short film in Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia. 2017.