Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vanished Summer  a new book!

The series Vanished Summer is inspired by Gyrðir Eliasson´s texts on solitude and isolation that oscilate between the logical and the fantastic and explore the relationship between man and surroundings.
The book holds photographs of Trailers in summer and winter, inscrutable pictures of nature and of unoccupied houses where man made environment creates a frame for the imagination of the spectator.
Vanished Summer by Katrín Elvarsdóttir is published by Crymogea.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Vanished Summer / Horfið sumar

              My solo exhibition Vanished Summer opened this week-end at ASÍ Art Museum.
The title of the exhibition is borrowed from a short story by the Icelandic writer Gyrdir Eliasson.  In this series I'm exploring the interplay of man and nature, how man's actions affect the environment.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Nordic Art Station

New work from my series Nowhereland is currently on view at Eskilstuna Art Museum, the theme of the exhibition  is “Merry Melancholy”. Seen from the outside gloom and melancholy has characterized the world's view of the Nordic countries. Sadness and longing. The darkness but also the light explosion with gentle transitions and the knowledge that everything lasts but a short time. Is it possible to add doses of humor and appreciation? Can we send melancholy a warm greeting? Can we go as far as to celebrate it? That’s what the Nordic Art Station will examine.
more info here.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nordic Now

Special issue on Nordic contemporary photography

My work is presented in the special issue on Nordic contemporary photography; nordic now! The publication features portfolios by over fifty established and upcoming Nordic artists.

In addition there are essays by leading critics and curators 
from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, and interviews with representatives from Nordic institutions that support and promote photography. These are complemented by an interview with the legendary picture editor Kathy Ryan from the New York Times Magazine, who gives an outside view of Nordic contemporary photography. 
The publication  is the result of a unique collaboration between the photo magazines Filter (Denmark), Photo Raw (Finland) and Objektiv (Norway). The special issue is published by Musta Taide, which is part of Aalto University’s publishing house Aalto ARTS Books.

from the series Nowhereland

Nordic now! is now released in Denmark as part of Copenhagen Art Week.

This Saturday August 24th at 8pm there will be a release party

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Frontiers of Another Nature in Hippolyte Gallery Helsinki.

Frontiers of Another Nature in Hippolyte Gallery Helsinki.

Work from my series Nowhereland is exhibited in Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki until June 28th.

The exhibition Frontiers of Another Nature Nature features a selection of Icelandic photographic artists, emerging and established, who work in classic photographic print media. These artists repeatedly draw from the landscape and environment in their work.

Bára Kristinsdóttir
Einar Falur Ingólfsson
Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson
Pétur Thomsen

Monday, December 17, 2012

Here you'll find no roses growing

Here you'll find no roses growing / Hér vaxa engar rósir


On view at Skúrinn a converted shipping container at Grenimel 7 Reykjavik, until January 12th, 2013.
Open every day from 9-11 a.m and 6-10 p.m.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Nordic Light


MODERATOR: Ann-Christin Bertrand, C/O Berlin

In connection with the „5. European Month of Photography“, The Gallery Swedish Photography – in cooperation with the Nordic Embassies in Berlin– presents a panel discussion on "Nordic Photography" on Saturday, 24 November 2012 at 5 p.m. Inspired by Lars Tunbjörk’s "Vinter" series, which is currently on show at Swedish Photography, the central topic of the discussion will be the “Nordic Light“. Together with photographers from all five Nordic countries, we want to seek answers the question whether and how the seasonal changes of the lighting conditions in Scandinavia influence the photographers. 

Participating photographers:
Joakim Eskildsen, DK
Riitta Päiväläinen, FIN
Katrin Elvarsdottir, IS
Nina Strand, NO
Lars Tunbjörk, SE

The discussion will take place in English.
For more information contact