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Sigurður Guðjónsson at Skaftfell

Sigurður Guðjónsson will be screening his video work Lightroom from 2018 at Skaftfell in Seyðisfjörður. The exhibition C A B L E opens June 16th at 4 PM and is open until September 2nd. „The exhibition highlights the major changes and advances that communication technology has entailed. Overload of information and increasingly fast-paced communication in the present time provokes ideas about the submarine cable – the cord that carried telephone communication for the first time in Iceland over a century ago and was connected to land in Seyðisfjörður.“ (From Skaftfell’s website.) Skaftfell is the Center for Visual Art of East Iceland and is located in the village of Seyðisfjörður, for more information see their website.


In other news

Dodda Maggý at Winter Lights Festival

Dodda Maggý premieres her newest work, Aureole (2021), at this year’s Winter Lights Festival in Reykjavík over the course of 4.-7. February 2021. The installation will be located at Reykjavík’s City Hall and will be performed from 6 to 9 pm each day of the festival. Visit winterlightsfestival.is for further information or drop us a line at

BERG Contemporary exhibitions nominated for the Icelandic Art Prize

We are proud of this year’s nominations for the Icelandic Art Prize. Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir & Selma Hreggviðsdóttir are nominated for their exhibition LJÓSVAKI // ÆTHER 1.0.1. at BERG Contemporary in 2020. Haraldur Jónsson is nominated for his ongoing solo exhibition Ljósavél / Apertures, currently on view in our gallery. A well-deserved congratulations to them

Hulda Stefánsdóttir appointed Head of Academic Research Development at Iceland University of the Arts

BERG Contemporary congratulates Hulda Stefánsdóttir, as she has been appointed Head of Academic Research Development at the Iceland University of the Arts. The role entails leading the development of teaching, research, and academic methodology. It will serve to lead the construction and development of post-graduate programs, interdisciplinary initiatives, and implementation of the University’s policies in