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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Frontiers of Another Nature

The book Frontiers of Another Nature – Pictures from Iceland was published on the occasion of the exhibition Frontiers of Another Nature – Contemporary Photographic Art from Iceland at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main in 2011. 

Picture editor: Celina Lunsford 

Texti: Christiane Stahl, Inga Lára Baldvinsdóttir and Þorvalur Kristinsson 

Publisher: Crymogea Reykjavík and Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg

My work from the series Nowhereland juxtaposed with Ragnar Axelsson's black-and-white image.

Frontiers of another Nature page 42 Nowhereland 15,  from the series Nowhereland

Thursday, September 13, 2012

200 Days 200 Photo Books

What makes a photography book exceptional? From May until November 2012, 200 DAYS, 200 PHOTO BOOKS is a resource for finding out what 200 international editors, photographers, book collectors, curators, and photography lovers think when they are asked this question.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Equivocal in KATALOG Journal of Photography and Video

Photographs from my Equivocal series are featured in the new issue of KATALOG – Journal of Photography and Video published by Museet for Fotokunst, Odense. Editor-in-chief is Jens Friis curator of exhibitions at the Museum as well as co-director of the festival

The current issue also includes work from several members of FÍSL and an article titled On the slow progress of the Photographic Arts in Iceland written by Jon Proppe curator and art critic.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Skia - Shadow curated by Gudni Tómasson opend on August 31 at Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Centre
of Culture and Fine Art. The artists participating in the exhibition are Elías B. Halldórsson, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Haraldur Jónsson, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hringur Jóhannesson, Jóhann Briem, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Kristján Guðmundsson, Magnús Pálsson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ralph Hannam, Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson, Snorri Arinbjarnar and Þorvaldur Skúlason.  
I will participate in a guided tour of the exhibition SKIA - shadow on September 30th. The exhibition explores the different manifestations of shadow in the works of several Icelandic artists. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012


My book EQUIVOCAL is available at MoMA PS1's new magazine shop ARTBOOK, located in the new PS1 entrance.

EQUIVOCAL, Katrín Elvarsdóttir

EQUIVOCAL is published by Crymogea and is available from AMAZONFarmers & Friends, and ARTBOOK@MoMA PS1.

Photos from inside the book are shown below.

The complete EQUIVOCAL series can be seen here.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Pleasure and Funtionality

My work is currently on view at The LÁ Art Museum in Hveragerði South Iceland. The exhibition Pleasure and Funtionality- Art and design in Iceland curated by Anna Jóa and Elísabet V. Ingvarsdóttir includes work from Artists and Designers from the 1920's to present day.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Festival Voies Off 2012

My series Of this World will be shown at the Voies Off Festival in Arles in a screening Saturday evening July 7th at 10.30 pm at Cour De I´Archeveche, Place de la Republique.