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About the artist

Born in 1961, Ólöf Nordal studied fine art in Iceland and at the Gerrit Ritveld Academy in Amsterdam She also hold a Master Of Fine Arts (MFA) from Yale and the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

Ólöf Nordal has held nineteen exhibitions of her work since 1994, including last year’s exhibition at the National Gallery of Iceland. She has also taken part in numerous joint exhibitions in Iceland as well as in the USA and Europe, including in Russia. Ólöf Nordal’s work is mainly 3D installations, and also consists of photographs, video work and events. She has been involved in designing costumes and sets for the theatre.

She has been awarded a variety of prizes, including being recognised by the Richard Serra Fund in 2005. Ólöf Nordal’s work has been exhibited in public spaces, including in the Parliament building and the Ísafjördur church, and her work can also be seen in Seltjarnarnes and at Hvammstangi. She is also the artist responsible for the memorial to Briet Bjarnhédinsdóttir that has been erected in Reykjavík. Alongside her work she has taught at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts.

Ólöf Nordal’s web site