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Hulda Ros Gudnadottir is a contemporary visual artist and a filmmaker born in Reykjavík, Iceland but based in Berlin, Germany. She works predominately on long-term in-depth research projects that include numerous artistic outcomes manifesting in multiple of media from large-scale creative documentaries and mixed-media installations to single objects, interventions, sculptures and digital photography.

The ‘Hooked’ wall-sculpture that she created specially for Multis is one of the many gestures of the research project Keep Frozen she has been conducting since 2010

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Gudnadóttir holds an MA degree in interactive design from Middlesex University (2001) and BA in visual art from Iceland Academy of the Arts (2007) and BA in cultural anthropology from the University of Iceland (1997).

She has staged solo exhibitions in museums such as Berlinische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art – in Berlin (12 x 12 program), Reykjavik Art Museum and ASI Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland but also at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin where she was an artist-in residence for one year 2018-2019. On the independent scene she has exhibited solo at Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig under the leadership of Candace Goodrich (2016) and renowned project spaces such as Program in Berlin (2010) curated by Carson Chan and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions and screenings at galleries, project spaces and film festivals in countries such as India, Japan, Hong Kong, USA, Mexico, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, UK, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Serbia, Greece, Ukraine and Bulgaria.


Winner of ‘Gudmunda’ Award 2019 for outstanding Icelandic female artists.

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Artist-in-residence ’18-’19 and solo exhibition ‘All is Full of Love’,
Curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist. Berlinische Gallerie, Berlin.
17.01 -10.02.2019.

Solo screening of Keep Frozen film as part of 12×12 programme curated by Anne Bitterwolf.
30.05.2018 – 25.06.2018

Krókurinn er brons veggskúlptúr sem varð til sem bending í langtíma listrannsóknarverkefni listamannsins Keep Frozen. Hann er bronsafsteypa af krók sem löndunarmenn nota til að krækja í ströppin á þungum kössum þegar þeir afferma frystitogara.

‘Hooked’ is a bronze wall sculpture born as a gesture of the artist long-term research project Keep Frozen. It is a bronze cast of a hook used by dockworkers to hook into the straps of heavy cargo boxes when unloading factory freezer trawlers.

Year: 2019
Size: H: 2,5 B:10,5 L: 10,5 cm
Material: Patinated bronze
Cast: Sand-casting by F. Herweg, Berlin.
Limited Edition of 10 plus 2 AP


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Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir

b. 1973

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b. 1976

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Karlotta Blöndal

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