Rósa Gísladóttir receives inaugural Gerður Helgadóttir award

BERG Contemporary is pleased to congratulate Rósa Gísladóttir on the honorary Gerður Helgadóttir Award, presented by Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur Art Museum. Founded in support of sculptural art in Iceland, the Gerður Helgadóttir Award is presented in honor of the memory of late sculptor Gerður Helgadóttir. Each year, the museum will present the award to an outstanding artist working within the realm of sculpture. According to the selection committee, Rósa Gísladóttir has been chosen due to her ambitious and powerful contribution to the art of sculpture in Iceland. Gísladóttir’s works explore geometry and classical structures, with strong connotations towards architecture and Russian constructivism. Her sculptures equally play on the classical and contemporary, both in their aesthetics and materiality.

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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

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