Hildur Ása Henrýsdóttir (b. 1987) grew up in Þórshöfn in Langanes peninsula. She graduated with BA in Modern Studies from the University of Akureyri in 2012. In 2016 she graduated from the Fine Art department in the Iceland Academy of the Arts. She lives and works in Reykjavík.
Hildur works with different mediums like painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and photographs. In her works she focuses on emotions and existential, internal conflicts. She also ponders on how the external world shapes individuals and influences their experiences.
Her self-portraits oscillate between introspection and self-criticism, typically in a melancholic yet humorous way. The manner in which she paints herself is both harsh and vulnerable, but also honest.
2016 BA Fine Art, Iceland Academy of the Arts.
2015 Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag/Koninklijke. Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, exchange.
2012 BA Modern Studies, University of Akureyri.
2008 Preporatory Studies in Fine Art, Akureyri School of Visual Arts.
2017 ABC Lounge, ABC Klubhuis, Antwerp, Belgium.
2017 Femfest, Ugly Duck, London, United Kingdom.
2017 Plan B Artfestival, Borgarnes, Iceland.
2017 Summer, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland.
2016 Ljósbláar nætur á Flateyri, Vagninn, Flateyri, Iceland.
2016 Fullorðið Fólk, Hjalteyri Factory, Hjalteyri, Iceland.
2016 Ytri Höfnin / Icelandic Acadamie of the Arts graduation show, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland.
2015 Kynleikar, Ekkisens Art space / Reykjavík city hall / Tjarnarbíó, Iceland.
2015 100 ára kosningaréttur kvenna á Íslandi, 19. júní. Reykjavík city hall, Iceland.
2014 Summer lovin, Kaffistofan, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Coming up, june 2018. Solo exhibition in SIM gallery, Reykjavík Iceland.
2018 I accidentally fell in fucking love, IPA Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2016 Disconnected, Ekkisens Art space, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2014 Langanes er ekki ljótur tangi, Hafliðabúð, Þórshöfn, Iceland.
2018 April. Artist residency at Aobvia, Setúbal, Portugal.
2017 Oktober-December. Internship at ABC Klubhuis, Antwerp, Belgium.
2017 April-June. Internship for the artist Egill Sæbjörnsson, preparing the Icelandic Pavilion in Venice for Venice Biennial. April and May.
2016 Being boring, Núllið, Reykjavík. Participant in John Baldessaris work: I will not make any more boring art.
2015 Volunteer at Sequences VII real time art festival. Reykjavík, Iceland.
2015 SUPER #4 SUPER, On site & ekkisens collaboration, emerging art zine
2015 Listvísi – Málgagn um myndlist. 5. tbl.
2014 Iceland : boiling ice : contemporary artists from Iceland, Luciano Benetton.
2017 “Er konan baggi á herðum kvenna?” Víðsjá, 9. og 10. febrúar:
2017 “Hildur Ása Henrýsdóttir” Hús og hillbilly:
2015 Við erum allar fallegar, mbl.is. 19. júní:http://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2015/06/19/vid_erum_allar_fallegar/
2014 “Langanes er ekki ljótur tangi” til sýnis á Þórshöfn. Morgunblaðið, Líney Sigurðardóttir. 14. júní 2014.
2018 SÍM travel grant.
2017 SÍM travel grant.
2014 Aftur heim, Menningaráð Eyþings. Verkefnastyrkur í júní og júlí.
SÍM (Icelandic Artists Association)
MHR (Reykjavik Sculpture Association)
NÝLÓ (The Living Art Museum)
Icelandic printmakers assosiasion.