Angela salcedo

Angela Salcedo holds an architecture degree but considers herself a multidisciplinary explorer. She moved to Iceland a year ago after granted an excellence scholarship by the National Institute of Fine Arts Foundation and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico. Her previous architectural work is strongly influenced by her indigenous roots and the various crafting techniques present in vernacular architectures of Oaxaca, her hometown in Mexico. Her present master thesis and craft-work reflects on the concept of fractal time within the cross disciplinary field of multispecies studies and indigenous thinking.

Project: Turfiction

Amir Shokrgozar

Project: Kwicherbellíakin

ÁSMUNDUR ÁSMUNDSSON

Ásmundur Ásmundsson has held twenty-one solo exhibitions since 1993, has participated in over fifty group exhibitions and executed five dozen performances and art interventions. He is actively engaged in the public debate and has written numerous articles for magazines and newspapers and written and executed programs for Icelandic National Radio Broadcasting Service, radio and television. Ásmundur works with various mediums and has a wide-ranging arena and subject matters. Public performances, interventions and outdoor sculptures are a major part of his work and work processes, as well as installations, writings, collages and drawings.

Project: Kwicherbellíakin

Ashley Rizzo Moss

Project: Future Fictions Summit

Ato  MAlinda / THE MANY HEADED HYDRA

Ato Malinda (born 1981, Kenya), lives and works in Rotterdam. She has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Transart Institute, New York. Her work consists of performance, drawing, painting, installation, video, ceramic object-making and freelance curating. Through her diverse practice, Malinda investigates the hybrid nature of African identity, contesting notions of authenticity, as well as focuses on gender and sexuality. http://atomalinda.org/index.html

Project: Kwicherbellíakin

BRYNDÍS BJÖRNSDÓTTIR

Bryndís Björnsdóttir is an artist and critic. She works on socio-political research basis by means of interventions, performances and publications. Bryndís holds a BA degree in Art Theory from the University of Iceland and Fine Arts from The Iceland Academy of the Arts. She is currently enrolled in Raumstrategien at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Bryndísco-managed an artist bookstore, publishing house and project space in Iceland called Útúrdúr 2009-2014: HTTP://BRYNDISBJORNS.COM/HOME.HTML

Initiator of the OH project

Project: Self-Help-Academy & Þrjú tonn af sandi / Return to sender

EMMA Haugh / The many headed Hydra

Emma Haugh is a visual artist and educator based in Dublin and Berlin. She is interested in representations of desire and the examination of cultural structures (architectural, linguistic, spatial, educational) from queerfeminist perspectives. She works with performativity, publishing and installation towards developing and proposing spaces of potential and alterity. Collaboration is often part of her working process. http://www.emmahaugh.com/

Project: Self-Help-Academy & Kwicherbellíakin

Eydís Mary Jónsdóttir

Project: Future Fictions Summit

Dani Mila

Project: Kwicherbellíakin

GEORGIOS PAPADOPOULOS

Georgios Papadopoulos combines economics and philosophy with artistic research. His work gravitates around money and its socioeconomic functions. In 2012 he won the Vilém Flusser Award for his project on the cultural analysis of the Drachma. He has presented his work at the Acropolis Museum, the ICA - London, KIASMA, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, MQ21 in Vienna, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej W Warszawie. Currently Papadopoulos does research for the Research Institute for Art and Technology (RIAT), where he is responsible for the Blockchain Lab. 

Project: Self-Help-Academy & Kwicherbellíakin

Gunnar Theodór Eggertsson

Gunnar Theodór Eggertsson PHD in comparative literature from the University of Iceland. His research interests are on realistic animal in literature and human-animal relationship as it appears in contemporary society. Gunnar teaches courses on animal studies, animal ethics and cultural analysis of the human-animal relationship at the University of Iceland. Alongside his academic career, Gunnar writes fantasy and horror novels for children and young adults, many of which include animals of one sort or another. He was a fellow at the Animals and Society Institute and Wesleyan Animal Studies summer program in 2012.

Project: Future Fictions Summit & Turfiction

Garðar Eyjólfsson

Designer, Iceland Academy of the Arts
Project: Future Fictions Summit

HANNES LÁRUSSON

Hannes Lárusson has in his work focused on the context of society and contemporary art, image artefacts of local cultural heritage, possibilities and limitations of creative thinking, and the role and status of the artist in society. He is among the most active performance artists in Iceland, radically involved in cultural dialogues, and also the author of many complex pieces that cover a very wide range of visual expressions. His art is a constant interaction between creative work on a variety of related areas such as design, curatorial, lectures and articles. Hannes has in recent years worked on a very complex and extensive long-term project under the name Icelandic town / Turf House that opened its first exhibition in the autumn of 2014: HTTP://ISLENSKIBAERINN.IS/

Project: Kwicherbellíakin & Turfiction

HAUKUR MÁR HELGASON

Haukur Már Helgason studies cinema and screenwriting at FAMU, Prague, and philosophy in Reykjavík and Berlin. From 2003 towards the end of that decade he was a founding member of the poets’ collective Nýhil, editing, writing and performing poetry. He has written one published novel (Svavar Pétur og 20. öldin, 2006). In the autumn of 2008, he established the critical news medium Nei, central to Iceland’s protest movement for the subsequent months. Haukur Már’s essays and articles have been published in the London Review of Books, Lettre International, Radical Philosophy and the Reykavík Grapevine among other outlets. A  selection of these were published in the essay collection Gjá, in 2010. Ge9n is his debut feature-lenght film produced in 2010-2011.

Project: Self-Help-Academy

HILDIGUNNUR SVERRISDÓTTIR

Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir is an architect and the former Programme Director of Architecture at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her work and teaching focuses primarily on the social, political and ontological relevance of architecture.  Sverrisdóttir has initiated social, theoretical and critical activities within the local design field, earning her a nomination to an annual architectural prize as well as governmental artist's salary.  She has participated in collaborative projects with artists and academics from various fields as well as the municipality of Reykjavík.  Her latest publications include critical views on infrastructural, cultural and architectural topics, such as sustainable tourism, city planning, semiotics in the art scene and the sociopolitical
role and responsibility of the creative field.

Project: Kwicherbellíakin & Turfiction & Future Fictions Summit

Kristupas Sabolius

Philosopher, Vilnius University

Project: Future Fictions Summit

Lucas Freeman

Writer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Project: Future Fictions Summit

Maryam Tanha

Project: Kwicherbellíakin

Mikkel Myrup

For almost fifteen years, Mikkel Myrup has been the curator at the Greenland National Museum and Archives. This institution holds the legislative responsibility to undertake archaeological surveys as part of environmental impact assessments. In his capacity as curator, Mikkel Myrup has participated in several public meetings regarding large-scale development projects. As a result, he is well versed in the rhetoric that circulates in corporate and governmental documents associated with the initial phases of potential industrial projects in Greenland and other parts of the world.

Project: Kwicherbellíakin 

Nikola Bojić

Designer,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Project: Future Fictions Summit

NOMEDA AND GEDIMINAS URBONAS

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas have established an international reputation for socially interactive and interdisciplinary practice exploring the conflicts and contradictions posed by the economic, social, and political conditions in the former Soviet countries. Nomeda Urbonas is PhD researcher at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU. Gediminas Urbonas is artist, researcher and director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, and associate professor with tenure at the Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA.

Project: Future Fictions Summit

Ólafur arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds is a professor of soil sciences at the Agricultural University of Iceland. He has a bachelor's degree in Geology, M.Sc. in Soil Science from Montana State University and a Ph.D. degree in Soil Science from Texas A&M University. www.moldin.net

Project: Turfiction

Oksana Anilionytė

Fashion designer, Royal College of Art, UK
Project: Future Fictions Summit

oxana TIMOFEEVA

Oxana Timofeeva is a senior lecturer on contemporary philosophy at the European University in St. Petersburg, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Science , a member of the artistic collective "Chto Delat?" ("What is to be done?"), a deputy editor of the journal "Stasis", and the author of books History of Animals: An Essay on Negativity, Immanence, and Freedom (Maastricht, 2009), andIntroduction to the Erotic Philosophy of Georges Bataille (Moscow, 2009). 

Project: Self-Help-Academy 

Orkan Zeynal

Project: Kwicherbellíakin

PIA LINDMAN

Pia Lindman is a Professor of Beings and Things and Head of Biofilia at ViCCA, Aalto University (Finland). Lindman’s performance-based work suggests new ways of combining research and art. As artist-in-residence at M.I.T. (2004 – 2006) she studied humanoid robots and facial expressions (both robotic and human). After ten years of residing in New York, a professorship at Yale University School of Art, and a research fellowship at M.I.T., she now lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and builds a collective eco-village in Fagervik, Finland.

Project: Kwicherbellíakin & Turfiction

Rohholah Rezaei

Project: Kwicherbellíakin

Sigrún Thorlacius

Project: Future Fictions Summit

SIGURJÓN BALDUR HAFSTEINSSON

Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson is professor at the University of Iceland.  His latest books in Englishare Indigenous Screen Cultures in Canada (2010) published by University of Manitoba Press, Unmasking Deep Democracy published by Intervention Press (2013) and Phallological Museum (2014) published by LIT Verlag. Hafsteinsson´s fields of research have included indigenous media and democracy, visual culture and identities, death, representation, subjectivities, ethics and power, museums and cultural politics.

Project: Kwicherbellíakin & Turfiction & Future Fictions Summit

Skark

Project: Kwicherbellíakin

STEINUNN GUNNLAUGSDÓTTIR

Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir, born in last century in Iceland, works in the fields of visual arts – mostly in sculpture, video, performance and sound. At the core of her work is the individual’s existential struggle within him or herself – and with the structures and systems that surround him/her. Her recent works include the solo exhibition A Year of Existential Doubt – MAN in the artist run exhibition space Ekkisens, AND, a cake party performance in the The Living Art Museum in Reykjavik; and I / Æ / EI, a linguistic performance in ZK/U in Berlin. Her and Snorri Páll Jónsson Úlfhildarson’s solo exhibition, Potentially Guilty, took place at various locations in Reykjavik in 2014. Upcoming is an exhibition in The Slimy Sandbox in L.A. and asculpture will be unveiled in Reykjavik in spring 2016. 

WWW.SACKOFSTONES.COM

Project: Þrjú tonn af sandi / Return to sender

SUZA HUSSE / THE MANY HEADED HYDRA

Suza Husse is interested in queerfeminist and decolonial approaches to the body, ecology, community and history as well as in implications of a post-Western present. Since 2012 she runs the interdisciplinary art space District Berlin with an emphasis on artistic research, collaborative practices, public space, critical education and political imagination. Current projects and publications: The Many Headed Hydra [http://district-berlin.com/detail_full.php?categorie_id=19&article_id=279] (with Emma Haugh, ongoing since 2016) Undisciplinary Learning. [http://undisciplinarylearning.com] Remapping The Aesthetics of Resistance (2016), Johannes Paul Raether: Transformellae ikeae [http://district-berlin.com/detail.php?categorie_id=19&article_id=230] – Constructing The Bio-Techno ReproTribe (2015); and The Forgotten Pioneer Movement, [http://district-berlin.com/detail.php?categorie_id=19&article_id=178],  (with Ulrike Gerhardt 2014). www.district-berlin.com 

Project: Self-Help-Academy & Kwicherbellíakin

SNORRI PÁLL

Snorri Páll is an artist and poet, born in 1987. His first book of poetry, LENGIST Í TAUMNUM (The Leash Elongates), was published in 2014. His and Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir's solo exhibition, EF TIL VILL SEK (Potentially Guilty), took place at various locations in Reykjavík in 2014. Snorri is the prosecurator of SAKMINJASAFNIÐ (The Museum Of Criminal Remnants) — a long term nontemporary project focused on collecting, creating, falsifying, preserving, publishing, analyzing and exhibiting criminal remains — the first exhibition of witch took place in 2016 at the Ekkisens art space in Reykjavík

Project: Self-Help-Academy & Þrjú tonn af sandi / Return to sender

TEJAL SHAH / THE MANY HEADED HYDRA

Project: Self-Help-Academy

The Many Headed Hydra

The Many Headed Hydra. Imagination, Speculation, Dissolution of Space and Time. A project by Emma Haugh and Suza Husse (District Berlin). Contributors Reykjavík: Sea Body Infrastructure Image, Magazine; Ato Malinda, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, Halla Kristín Einarsdóttir, Jórunn Edda, Kristín Loftsdóttir, Tejal Shah.

Developed with people from different islands, continents and peninsulas, The Many Headed Hydra is a hydro-political art project that involves research, performance and publishing based on collaboration and modes of storytelling. Sea Body Infrastructure Image is the first head of The Many Headed Hydra surfacing from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean between the shores of the European peninsula, Iceland and West Africa. In the format of a magazine and its site specific translation into performative and discursive transmissions, Sea Body Infrastructure Image discusses the North Atlantic as a territory of passage undergoing social and ecological transformations. The material and symbolic meanings of this shifting geopolitical entity flow in the streams of technology and capital, in the histories of diasporas and of the Cold War, in the desires and discourses that cross its waters.
http://district-berlin.com/detail_full.php?categorie_id=19&article_id=279

Emma Haugh: http://www.emmahaugh.com
District: http://district-berlin.com

TINNA GRÉTARSDÓTTIR

Tinna Grétarsdóttir is an anthropologist. Her research focuses on art, cultural politics and competing discourses of creativity in the neoliberal regime.  Her most recent writings are ‘Unveiling the Work of the Gift: Neoliberalism and the Flexible Margins of Nation-State’ inFlexible Capitalism. Exchange and Ambiguity at Work (2015), published by Berghahn books; ‘Run for your life’ (2014 (with Bryndís Björnsdóttir)) in Scarcity in Excess: the built environment and the economic crisis in Iceland, published by Actar publishers and ‘Creativity and Crisis’ (2014 (with Ásmundur Ásmundsson and Hannes Lárusson)) in Gambling Debt: Iceland’s Struggle with the New World Order, University Press of Colorado.

Initiator of the OH project

Project: KwicherbellíakinFuture Fictions SummitTurfiction

Thomas Pausz

Designer, Iceland Academy of the Arts

Project: Future Fictions Summit

Tracey Warr

https://traceywarrwriting.com

Project: Future Fictions Summit

UNNAR ÖRN JÓNASSON AUÐARSON

Unnar Örn works with installation, sculpture, film, and artist’s books, building upon social and cultural research while interrogating the physical presence of the medium in question. In his practice he traces fragments from recent history and stages them within sociopolitical context, often combining them with personal collections of artifacts from present-day culture. Other times connects, in his works, interest in the critique of systems, being political, social, economical, or institutional – by means of approaching them subjectively and with informal tools of representation: WWW.UNNARORN.NET

Project: Kwicherbellíakin

Viktorija Šiaulytė

Project: Future Fictions Summit