Bryndís Björnsdóttir (Dísa)

Bryndís Björnsdóttir (Dísa) is an artist, writer and researcher. She holds a BA degree in Art Theory and Literature from the University of Iceland (2008) and in Visual Arts from the Iceland University of the Arts (2011). In 2010-2016 Dísa initiated and established an international research project at a former NATO-base in Iceland called Occupational Hazard. In 2009-2012 she co-managed Útúrdúr; an artist bookstore, publishing house and project space in Reykjavík. She holds an MA degree from Raumstrategien (Spatial Strategies), an interdisciplinary artistic research programme at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin since 2017. In 2019-2022 Dísa developing and managed a collaborative research project called IMMUNE/ÓNÆM with an exhibition and discursive platform in the Living Art Museum, Reykjavík. She is a new member of the Many Headed Hydra collective, a shapeshifting collective of queer&feminist ecologies and collaborative ritual practices and a founding member of AIVAG (Artist in Iceland Visa Action Group) advocating for labour rights for cultural workers with immigrant status in Iceland.

Dísa practice is based on creating poetic connections through the interweaving of themes such as landscape, technologies, bodies and economic power. In the last years, she has focused on alternative understandings of nature and decolonial readings of land.

Bryndís Björnsdóttir residency results will be presented at the group show in Atletika gallery at the end of October.

This residency is supported by Nordic Council of Ministers and is organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.

Activities of Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association are funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius municipality.

Bryndís Björnsdóttir residency is also funded by the Muggs Resident Fund, supervised by

the Association of Icelandic Artists (SIM).