Visitations/ Visitasíur

Lecturers: Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson, this years recipients of the Icelandic Art Prize 2022

Date and time: 25.03.2022 at 13:00-14:00

Where: Laugarnes lecture hall (Fyrirlestrasalurinn í Laugarnesi)

The Iceland University of the Arts is honoured to 

Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson‘s lecture will be held 25th March, Friday between 13:00 - 14:00 in Laugarnes. The duo are the recipients of the Icelandic Art Prize 2022 for their exhibition Visitatons at Akureyri Art Museum which will be the main topic of their lecture.

In the context of global warming and sea-level rise, ‘Visitations’ takes specific historic and contemporary polar bear arrivals to the coasts of Iceland as a point from which to consider more widely, issues of population displacement, hospitality and increasingly excited global migration patterns. Bryndís and Mark will also talk about the background to the whole project leading up to the exhibition in Akureyri Art Museum.

About Mark and Bryndís:
Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson are a collaborative art partnership. Their interdisciplinary art practice  explores issues of history, culture and environment in relation to both humans and non-human species. Working very often in close consultation with experts and amateurs in the field, their work tests cultural constructs and tropes, and human behaviour in respect of ecologies, extinction, conservation and the environment. Underpinning much of their practice are issues of psychological and physical displacement and realignment in respect of land and environment and the effect of these positions on cultural perspectives.
Their artworks have been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally. They are frequent speakers at international conferences on issues related to their practice. Their works have been widely discussed in texts across many disciplinary fields and regularly cited as contributive to knowledge in the expanded field of research-based art practice.  They conduct their collaborative practice from bases in Iceland and the north of England.  For more information on Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson’s practice please go to: 
Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir (PhD) is Professor of Fine Art at the Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík
Mark Wilson (PhD) is Professor in Fine Art at the Institute of the Arts, University of Cumbria, UK

photographer ©Margrét Seema Takyar