Saemundur Thor Helgason
About the artists:
Dagrún Aðalsteinsdóttir b. 1989 in Iceland, works in various mediums from performances and videos to collage drawings. Her work is an attempt to use personal or fictional scenarious and narratives to be in dialogue with how personal value versus collective value can overlap within the context of a cultural production. The work explores the anti-spectacular and awkward positions of personhood- in order to study what happens in the psychosis when our ideas of ideological and economical value fail.
Dagrún graduated in the year 2016 with M.A degree in Fine Art from LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, a partner institute with Goldsmiths University in London. Dagrún works in collaboration with artists in Europe, Africa and Asia, organizing and curating projects in collaboration with contemporary art institutions as well as artist run spaces.
Dagrún has exhibited her work in Xiamen and Shanghai China, Basel Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and Manila Philippines as well as taking part in various group and solo exhibitions in Iceland. In 2015 she was selected to be part of the Icelandic biennale Sequences VII curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, creative director of Mostyn. In start of 2016 she was chosen to be part of the project Night Transmissions curated by Margot Norton, associate curator at The New Museum, where video works by 38 international artists were broadcasted on the Icelandic National Broadcast Service, Television Channel RÚV.
Saemundur Thor Helgason is an Icelandic artist based between Reykjavik, London and Amsterdam. He is a co-founder of HARD-CORE, an Amsterdam based art organization, developing algorithmic curatorial methods since 2011 and Cosmos Carl, an online platform that only hosts hyperlinks provided by artists and curators. In 2017 he founded the interest group Félag Borgara (eng. Fellowship of Citizens), with the aim of lobbying for Basic Income in Iceland.