Eygló Harðardóttir


Photograph: Sólveig M. Jónsdóttir
Eygló Harðardóttir has been selected as the Living Art Museum’s Friends of Nýló Artist of the Year 2023.

Eygló Harðardóttir has been prominent in the Icelandic visual arts scene for decades, attracting well-deserved attention for her unrestrained creativity and profound curiosity. She has held numerous exhibitions and has works in public collections. In 2019, she received the Icelandic Art Prize for her solo exhibition Another Space, which was held at The Living Art Museum in 2018.

Eygló has created a unique edition for the museum. We invite you to be present with us on Saturday, December 10 at 13, when the work will be unveiled. There will be some light refreshments and the event is free of charge. The event marks the first in a small series of events that the museum is hosting in December, where the emphasis will be on togetherness and conversation. The work Eygló has created is titled Place, and refers indirectly to the exhibition Another Space, held at the museum in 2018, and other works that Eygló has created since then. Therefore, it can be said that the work is both unique in itself and at the same time draws a certain circle around the works that Eygló has undertaken recently.

Eygló likes to create two- and three-dimensional abstract sculptures, book works and works in public spaces. Her process is characterized by research and exploration of a given situation and materials, where patents and restrictions are mapped and their identity and character thoroughly researched. What remains is a work that is the result of a process in which the transformation of materials is the dominant part. Eygló has held two solo exhibitions this year, In a larger context in Listasal Mosfellsbær and Hleðsla-Draumur I at Gallery undirgöng. She also took part in the research project Tilraun II-Eðarrækt, which is currently on display in Svavarssafn in Höfn in Hornafjörður, and was shown earlier in the year in the Nordic House.

Every year, The Living Art Museum commissions an outstanding artist to create a work in edition, which the friends and patrons of the museum receive in gratitude for their support. Friend artists for previous years are Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Unndór Egill Jónsson, Arna Óttarsdóttir, Guðjón Ketilsson and Melanie Ubaldo. The friends of Nýló are a group of people who support the museum’s ambitious exhibition activities. By showing support in action, their contribution is used to strengthen the living environment of contemporary art and further strengthen Nýló’s core activities. You can read more about the museum’s friend program here.


The Living Art Museum Grandagarður 20 101 Reykjavík

+354 551-4350

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10.12.2022 kl. 13.00



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