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♪ Yah, working on the edge ♪ [guitar riffs breakout] // Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir 

In her lecture, Hulda Ros Gudnadottir explores her art-practice-as-research, merging contemporary art and filmmaking. Focused on long-term commitment and centered around a singular subject, Hulda develops projects using diverse artistic mediums, immersive research, interdisciplinary collaborations, and social engagement to achieve poetic ends.
 
Her unique research work operates beyond academic institutions, blending qualitative anthropology and artistic methods. Unlike traditional film school training, Gudnadottir draws from two decades of practical experience, combining theoretical knowledge from studying visual anthropology at an university and video art at an art academy.
 
At the core of her practice lies critical awareness and self-reflection. Gudnadottir scrutinizes her position relative to the subject matter, delving into questions of identity, privilege, personal experience, and perspective. She evaluates the impact of her background on her ability to contribute substantively to the discourse, forming a foundation for her distinctive approach at the intersection of art and research.
 
In the lecture, Hulda will spotlight her method of transitioning between mediums, probing fundamental questions about each medium's qualities, functions, as well as expectations towards it. She will particularly explore the nuanced boundaries between objectivity, documentation, reality, and fiction, in the realm where documentary and contemporary art converge.
 
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Bio:
Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir (b. 1973) is a Berlin-based artist rooted in Reykjavik, seamlessly blending contemporary visual art and film. Notable solo exhibitions at Berlinische Galerie, Reykjavik Art Museum, and Künstlerhaus Bethanien highlight her global impact. Residencies at International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (2023) and Künstlerhaus Bethanien (2018) showcase her influence. Recipient of the 2019 Gudmundu Award and 2008 Edda Award, Gudnadóttir is renowned for her critical approach, exploring the intersection of philosophical ideas, social systems, and human perception. Her work spans documentaries, installations, videos, performances, sculptures, and photography, characterized by poetic and insightful perspectives. With an MA in interactive design (Middlesex University, 2001) and BAs in visual art (Iceland University of the Arts, 2007) and cultural anthropology (University of Iceland, 1997), Gudnadóttir's global exhibitions include ASI Art Museum (Reykjavik, 2016) and PROGRAM (Berlin, 2010), reaching audiences from India to Romania.
 
This event is a part of the spring 2024 lecture series held by the Department of Fine Art and takes place in the Laugarnes Lecture Hall (L193) at Laugarnesvegi 91, 105 Reykjavík.
 
For further information on the lecture series click HERE.