Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir (b. 1993, Iceland)
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Sveinsdóttir’s work straddles the border between visual art and classical opera compositions, through the usage of the voice as a dominant medium. She brings present-day visual imagery to understanding through strong social contrasts. Dealing with systematic control, the distribution of power, and body labor, her works often refer to political issues in society through popular culture. Sigrún has participated in a number of performance and opera projects by herself and others, mostly in Reykjavík and Amsterdam, where she is now based.

Education and Internships
Sandberg Instituut, MFA, Resolution, Moving Image, NL (2019-2021)
Kópavogur Music Academy, classical singing, IS (2012-2019)
Iceland University of the Arts, BA, Fine Arts, IS (2014, 2016, 2017)
Famu, BA, Photography and Film, CZ (2015-2016)
Internship at Ari Benjamin Meyers composer, Berlin, DE (2018)
Internship at Ólafur Ólafsson and Libia Castro, Berlin, DE (2018)

2023 Hybrida Air, Älvsbakka, SE
2023 Blast Theory, Brighton, UK
2019 Röstin, Langanes, IS

A selections of exhibitions and projects
Skjóta Opera, solo exhibiton and opera, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík, IS
Of late, the Reykjavík Sculpture Association Sculpture Garden w. Rannveig Jónsdóttir, Reykjavík, IS.
Poignant Quotes About New Beginnings, group show, Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam, NL.
Singer in Seeking Solace by Elísa Jónsdóttir, Boekie Woekie and friends, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam NL. Vitamin D, Reykjavík Art Museum, group show, Hafnarhús, Reykajvík, IS.
Singer in Queue/Cue by Þórður Hans Baldursson, Vitamin D, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykajvík, IS.

Little by little, Harbinger, Reykajvík, IS.
Dedication, Reykjanesbær Art Museum group show, Keflavík, IS.
DREGIN LÍNA, duo show, Ísafjörður Art Museum, Ísafjörður, IS.
Our Art, Reykjavík Art museum collection exhibiton, Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík, IS.
Any remaining scenes, Hybrida, Älvsbakka, SE.
Music performance and voice workshop hosting (Resonating Voices) at Hybrida Fest, Älvsbakka, SE.
Singer in Queue/Cue by Þórður Hans Baldursson, Peas and Carrots, Nest, Den Haag, NL.
Artist Talk at Blast Theories studio in Brighton, UK.

When Darkness Becomes a Beast, solo show, Berg, Dalvík, IS.
COME ON, performance, as part of Sandberg’s Opening Day, Gerrit Rietveld, Amsterdam, NL.
Resonating Voices, a workshop, part of Zone2source’s Field Academy, Amstelpark, Amsterdam, NL.
Grounded Currents, group exhibition, Verksmiðjan, Hjalteyri, IS
The other side of the Shore, performance SIRENS, De Cauvel, Amsterdam, NL.
I’m a Beast in the Gym, video projection, Mörsugur Outvert Art Space, Ísafjörður, IS.2021 The Wheel, Reykjavík, Iceland. 

And Other Possible Scenarios, graduation show, Het Hem, Amsterdam, NL.
The Wheel, outdoor group exhibition, Reykjavík, IS.
COME ON, performance, Laurel project Space, Amsterdam, NL.
But Now I’m Under Water, performance SIRENS, Amsterdam, NL.
Singer in Night time Transmission by Bergur Thomas Anderson Peach and Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL.

Singer in Sehnsucht by Liina Magnea at Tanznacht, Uferstudios, Berlin, DE.
Fokhelt, group show, Ísafjörður, IS.

Op. No 2 - Solid bodies, duo show, Celsius Project Space, Malmö, SE.
Everything at the same time, group show, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, IS.
Op., duo show, Visual Arts Union Center, Reykjavík, IS.
All is fair, group show, Kling And Bang, Reykjavík, IS.
I Want You to Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls, Rólegt og rómantískt, Harbinger, Reykjavík, IS
Singer in Stone Carvers Dilemma by Bergur Thomas Anderson and Ash Kilmartin, Punt WG, Amsterdam. NL.

How to be a teenager in Borgarnes (for the general public): Audio Tour, Plan B Art festival, Borgarnes, IS

Plan-B Art festival, project management and curator. Borgarnes, iceland  

Sales and Grants
2024 Iceland Performance Theater Fund, Special funding for Opera Projects, IS.
2023 Mondriaan Fonds Artist Start, NL.
2022 Stimuleringsfonds Residency Grant for a residency with Blast Theory to work on Skjóta Opera, NL.
2020 I Want You to Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls, bought into the collection of Reykjavík Art Museum, IS.
2020 Iceland art association, travel grant, IS. 
2018, Myndlistarsjóður fyrir verkefnið ,,Graf” w. Rannveig Jónsdóttir, IS. 

2021&2022 MC at the legendary karaoke at LungA art festival, Seyðisfjörður, IS.
2019 Residency at Röstin, Langanes, East Iceland, IS.
2019 Leading a workshop in character making in opera (with Bergur Anderson), Harbinger, Reykjavík, IS.
2019 DJ Amma Deus, MC at the karaoke at LungA art festival 2019, Seyðisfjörður, IS.
2018 Cycle, sound and visual arts festival, assistant project manager. Berlin/Reykjavík, DE/IS
2018 Cycles, music performance at Reykjavík Fringe Festival, Reykjavík, IS
2018 LungA pre party, Neutral Third performance á Húrra, Reykajvík, IS.
2018 Performer in Babel by Sara Björg Bjarnadóttir, Berlin, DE
2016 Sálnasafn, Gjörningaklúbburinn, Every body’s spectacular,performance, Reykjavík, IS
2016 Sálufélagar, theater show by Nína Hjálmarsdóttur, costumes and set design, Reykjavík, IS
2015 I will not make any more boring art, John Baldessari, Nýlistasafnið, Reykjavík, IS