Kees Visser takes part in a group exhibition at Manifesta on the occasion of the Lyon Biennial 2022. The exhibition, titled Le fil du Temps, opens 14 September and runs until November 23rd.

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Kees Visser takes part in a group exhibition at Manifesta on the occasion of the Lyon Biennial 2022. The exhibition, titled Le fil du Temps, opens 14 September and runs until November 23rd. For further information, please click here.

Steina, Woody Vasulka & Gary Hill at LÁ Art Museum

On September 17th at 15:00 the exhibition Sums & Differences opens at Listasafn Árnesinga—LÁ Art Museum. It brings together works by Steina, Woody Vasulka and Gary Hill. It aims to present the commonalities of their earliest explorations and the subsequent divergence of their artistic practices, their conceptual, performative, and contemplative interpretations of the physical and

Kees Visser at Verein für aktuelle Kunst

Kees Visser is currently being featured in the exhibition Color Painting Positions at Verein für aktuelle Kunst in The Netherlands. The exhibition showcases 15 outstanding artists, working with the parameters of contemporary painting, in relation to concrete art. The show opens on 28 August and runs through 16 October, 2022. To learn more, visit: https://vfakr-oberhausen.de/


Katrín Elvarsdóttir and Sigurður Guðjónsson will participate in this year‘s Rolling Snowball at Ars Longa – Contemporary Art Museum in Djúpivogur, Iceland. The exhibition opens on Saturday, July 9th, and runs throughout the summer. Learn more here


Flói / Bay by Finnbogi Pétursson opens this Saturday, July 1st, at Kleifar – Culture Farm in Blönduós, Iceland. For further information please click here


Kees Visser takes part in the group exhibition Power Flower at Biennale des Artes de Nice in France. In the exhibition more than forty artists explore the symbolic aspects of the flower, from metamorphosis to the evolution of life, from power to fragility, taking on contemporary societal and environmental issues. The exhibition is curated by

‘The Museum of Rósa Gísladóttir’ opens this Friday

‘The Museum of Rósa Gísladóttir’ is a new exhibition at The Einar Jónsson Sculpture Museum, which opens this Friday, 24 June at 5 p.m. In this all-new exhibition, Rósa Gísladóttir (1957) explores the male-dominant ideology of a personal museum, and creates her own, citing architectural references and the original creation of the Einar Jónsson Sculpture


The gallery will be closed tomorrow, Friday, June 17th, due to Iceland’s national independence day. For inquiries, send us an email at gallery@bergcontemporary.is


Monika Grzymala´s Raumzeichnung (messe sepe), 2022, is on view now at Rotunda Projects, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis TN, curated by Rosamund Garrett. For further information, please click here.


Kees Visser takes part  in the group exhibition Are you glad if you can ask something? Networking between East and North, which opens at LÁ Art Museum in Hveragerði, Iceland on June 2th 2022. Other artists featured in the exhibition are Eggert Pétursson, Endre Tot, Gábor Attalai, Géza Perneczky, Ingólfur Arnarsson, Kristján Guðmundsson, Rúrí and Sigurður

Katrín Elvarsdóttir at Akureyri Art Museum

Katrín Elvarsdóttir exhibits her work in an all new exhibition titled Black and white at the Akureyri Art Museum, opening on June 2nd 2022. Opposites and different things, attitudes and perspectives. What separates us can also connect us. This exhibition consists of work by five artists who work with black and white photography. The artists

Björn Roth at Reykjanesbær Art Museum

Ellipse, an all-new exhibition by Björn Roth and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir opens this upcoming Saturday at 2 p.m. at Reykjanesbær Art Museum. Roth and Friðriksdóttir are both well known for their adventurous imagery, and for this occasion, they reflect on the phenomenon of children’s coloring books. The works have been specially done for the exhibition.


Dodda Maggý’s installation DeCore (aurae) is part of a new exhibition titled Resistance, Interplay of Art and Physics now on display at The House of Collections in Reykjavík. Resistance is an interdisciplinary exhibition that bridges the gap between visual arts and science and features works from the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland. For


Kees Visser‘s solo exhibition, Monochromes?, opens today at Galerie Poggi in Paris, France. The exhibition is held to celebrate the publication of a new monograph on Kees Visser‘s 50-year career. For more information about the exhibition, please click here.


On April 29th, John Zurier opens a new exhibition called Level Distance in Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm, Sweden. For further information on the exhibition click here.


This week, Perpetual Motion, a multisensory sculpture by Sigurður Guðjónsson, will open at the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. The work is curated by Mónica Bello and commissioned by the Icelandic Art Center for the Icelandic Pavilion. ​​​​​​​​ To learn more about Sigurður Guðjónsson and Perpetual Motion, please visit The Art Newspaper, Wallpaper


BERG Contemporary is proud to present a new exhibition at Frieze’s NO.9 Cork Street in Mayfair, London, which brings together video artists from two different generations, whose work investigates the materiality of technological devices and the nature of electronic sound and imagery. It pairs video art revolutionaries, Steina and Woody Vasulka, who were among the


BERG Contemporary will be closed due to construction until May 28th, when a new exhibition featuring works by German artist Bernd Koberling opens. For further information or enquiries please contact us at gallery@bergcontemporary.is

Katrín Elvarsdóttir at Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen

Snowflakes, vegetation, and human intervention in nature are at the core of the exhibition Snowflakes and Other Surprises, which presents work by 16 artists from Iceland, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. The exhibition has been curated by the Icelandic author and curator Sigrún Alba Sigurðardóttir, who has developed the term and concept of poetic storytelling. The

Sigurður Guðjónsson at Regelblau 411

Sigurður Guðjónsson opens a new exhibition at Regelblau 411 in Denmark on Tuesday January 18, 2022. The exhibition presents a journey into the core of technology and its relics. Through seven video installations, Guðjónsson intricately reflects on devices and machines that have been overtaken by current technological developments and gradually become memories of our collective

Páll Haukur exhibits at V-A-C Foundation, Moscow

To Moscow! To Moscow! To Moscow! is the title of a new exhibition at V-A-C Foundation, featuring the work of Páll Haukur. Curated by Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Ragnar Kjartansson, the large-scale group exhibition features a selection of newly realized project-specific works. To learn more about, please visit the link here.

BERG Contemporary at LOOP Barcelona

LOOP Barcelona is a platform dedicated to the study and promotion of the moving image, and for this year’s edition, BERG Contemporary proudly presents the work I’m not here (2009) by Dodda Maggý. The fair is located at La Pedrera – Casa Milà, on Passeig de Grácia, in the midst of Barcelona, during 16 – 18 November (with


Katrín Elvarsdóttir opens a new exhibition called Songbirds on November 7th at Hafnarborg – Center of Culture and Fine Art. The exhibition is curated by Daría Sól Andrews and will run through January 16th 2022. A book containing Elvarsdóttir‘s photographs will be published alongside the exhibition. For further information click here


Katrín Elvarsdóttir will take part in the group exhibition Forever Changes, which showcases contemporary photography from the Nordic nations addressing climate change and protection of the planet. The exhibition opens on October 30th. Other artists taking part in the exhibition are Helene Schmitz, Klaus Thymann, Christian Houge, Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir, Bjarni Mohr, Lasse Lecklin and Mike


On October 30th a group exhibition opens at Hafnarhúsið – Reykjavík Art Museum, in which new works by contemporary artists are presented especially with children and young people in mind. The exhibition, Abrakadabra – The Magic of Contemporary Art, features, among other artists, works by Katrín Elvarsdóttir and Kristján Steingrímur. For further information click here


C’est Cécile: A retrospective of performative works by Dodda Maggý screens this Saturday, October 23rd, from 1pm-5pm at Bíó Paradís. The screening features selected performance-based video/music works from 2004 to the current date. The program runs 40 minutes closing with the premiere of Cécile (2021) a whimsical study on synesthesia. The event is part of


BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce their participation in the Spotlight section at this year’s FRIEZE MASTERS in London, showcasing works by Woody Vasulka. Dedicated to pioneers of avant-garde art from across the world, and overseen by Laura Hoptman (Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York), Spotlight will feature solo presentations of work by overlooked figures


On September 15th the group exhibition, PULS – ISLAND, opened at Bærum Kunstall in Oslo, Norway. The exhibition features, among other artists, works by Finnbogi Pétursson and Katrín Elvarsdóttir. PULS – ISLAND will be open to the public from September 15th to October 10th 2021.

BERG Contemporary at the Armory Show

BERG Contemporary proudly presents the works of Woody Vasulka at this year’s Armory Show, 09.09-12.09. 2021. The Armory Show presents the world’s leading international galleries showcasing works from both modern masters and cutting-edge contemporary artists, and helps the art market thrive through making buying, selling, and discovering art more accessible. You will find us in

BERG Contemporary at CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen

BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce their participation at this year’s CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen, 27 -29 August 2021 (with a preview day on 26 August). The fair’s ninth edition is held at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and BERG Contemporary will present new and never before seen works by Dodda Maggý and Hulda Stefánsdóttir. This


BERG Contemporary will be closed for Summer Holidays from 12th to 17th July 2021, both included. We look forward to seeing you when we get back!

Katrín Elvarsdóttir on The Wise Fool Art Podcast

In a recent interview on The Wise Fool Art Podcast, photographer Katrín Elvarsdóttir discusses being a teacher, photography festivals, returning home, plastic cameras, publishing a book, creating a series, social media, and writing about art. Listen on The Wise Fool or on Spotify.


John Zurier opens a new exhibition called Far Again at Moderna Museet in Malmö, Sweden, on May 29th. The exhibition is curated by Iris Müller-Westermann. For further information on the exhibition click here.


Katrín Elvarsdóttir exhibits works from her Equivocal-series in the group exhibition Turbulence, which opens at LÁ Art Museum on June 5th 2021. Other artists included are The Icelandic Love Corporation, Kristín Gunnlaugsdóttir, Sara Björnsdóttir & Elísabet Jökulsdóttir. Turbulence will be open to the public from June 27th to August 29th 2021. To learn more, click here.

Closed on Tuesday, April 27th

BERG Contemporary will be closed on the first day of summer, April 22nd and on Tuesday, April 27th 2021, due to outside construction of the building. We look forward to welcoming you again, during our regular opening hours.

Sigurður Guðjónsson to collaborate with Mónica Bello for the Pavilion of Iceland

The Icelandic Art Center has now announced that Sigurður Guðjónsson, Iceland’s chosen artist representation at the 59th Venice Biennale (April 23–November 27, 2022), will collaborate with curator Mónica Bello to realize his project for the Pavilion of Iceland, which will be located in the Arsenale for the first time. Mónica Bello focuses her curatorial work on the narratives of

Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina at Kjarvalsstaðir – Reykjavík Art Museum

On March 27th, a new group exhibition opens at Kjarvalsstaðir – Reykjavík Art Museum, connecting works by contemporary Icelandic artists with the works of the iconic painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972). The exhibition, Eternal Recurrence, features, among other artists, works by Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina. Eternal Recurrence will be open to the public

BERG Contemporary at Fiac Online Viewing Rooms 2021

BERG Contemporary is pleased to present the works of Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Páll Haukur and Sigurður Guðjónsson at FIAC Online Viewing Rooms. Preview days: 2 – 3 March 2021 General Access: 4 – 7 March 2021 To learn more about the fair, click here. For preview access to the fair, send us an email at gallery@bergcontemporary.is

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

Happy Holidays from BERG Contemporary

After a challenging year for many and as the holiday season approaches, we would like to extend our best wishes to you all, with hopes for a healthy and bright new year. BERG Contemporary will close throughout the holidays, from December 23rd until January 5th. We look forward to welcoming you all in the new

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

Finnbogi Pétursson author of Kærleikskúlan 2020

Finnbogi Pétursson is the author of Kærleikskúlan 2020. Titled ‘ÞÖGN’, it holds a moment of recorded silence. One second on one meter of tape. The recording was made at Arnarstapi in the year of 1986, in the middle of the night, between 3 and 4 pm. It’s the moment when the world goes quiet; the birds, the

Finnbogi Pétursson at Neskirkja, Iceland

Finnbogi Pétursson opens a new exhibition, HLJÓÐ, at Neskirkja in Seltjarnarnes, Iceland this upcoming Sunday. The exhibition consists of three works, Logg Loops (2020), Centre (2006) and Traps (2005), which all focus on his conceptual approach towards sound. His newest work Logg Loops, focuses on the gatherings of old radio broadcast material from the 1980s, once

BERG Contemporary at Loop Art Fair, Barcelona

In light of current circumstances, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Loop Art Fair in Barcelona presents its 2020 hybrid edition, with BERG Contemporary presenting works by video artist Sigurður Guðjónsson. The fair will remain its physical format with the presentation of LOOP Salon, which brings together a selection of works from the fair at the Museu d’Història

Monika Grzymala at the Dresden Royal Palace, Germany

Monika Grzymala’s new outdoor installation project at the Dresden Royal Palace courtyard in Germany is now on view. It features a site-specific long-term project titled Raumzeichnung (stop motion), made out of sculpted paper, wire and fishing line. The work remains on view until the beginning of 2021. In other news, Grzymala’s work is also currently being featured


BERG Contemporary showcases graphic works by the Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998) at this year‘s Frieze Masters. Dieter Roth produced a great variety of works in different artistic media, such as drawings, sculptures, and books, as well as installations and assemblages. The works exhibited on this occasion include selected graphic works from Roth‘s artistic output

Violin Power by Steina at Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea Tabakalera

Steina takes part in the exhibition Zin Ex. From Abstraction to Algorithm at Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea Tabakalera in San Sebastián, Spain, showing her seminal work Violin Power. The exhibition is curated by Florian Wüst and will be open to the public from September 11th 2020 to January 31st 2021.

Katrín Elvarsdóttir at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography

On September 19th, a new group exhibition opens at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, featuring the works of Katrín Elvarsdóttir. Titled Distance and Intimacy, Contemporary Icelandic Photography, we hear the voices of some of those who have made their mark on contemporary Icelandic photography over the past two decades. Visitors are invited to “see more“ and to

Dodda Maggý at the National Gallery of Denmark

Dodda Maggý exhibits in the show Unboxing: The Goodiepal Show, opening on September 25th at the National Gallery of Denmark. Featuring six themed rooms, the exhibition invites you to explore a wealth of ​sound art by artists from Denmark and elsewhere. On this occasion, Dodda Maggý will premiere a new work, titled Overture in G

CHART ART FAIR Weekend at BERG Contemporary

BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce that we will be hosting this year’s CHART De-centred event at our gallery space located at Klapparstígur 16 in Reykjavík. Taking place across five Nordic capitals during the weekend of 29-30 August, 28 leading art galleries will host special events and exhibitions as part of CHART’s 2020 program. For this

Kees Visser exhibits new work

Kees Visser opens a new exhibition on August 21st at Spaarne 14, Haarlem, next to Teylers Museum at 14:00-18:00. The exhibition is on view at the former home of Marieke Sanders and will be open during the following times: August 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th from 14:00-18:00.  


Haraldur Jónsson is curating and exhibiting his works in GÆSAHÚÐ / FLEUR DE PEAU / FACETIME at Verksmiðjan Hjalteyri, Center for Contemporary Art. Other artists taking part in the exhibition are Guillaume Paris, Margrét Helga Sesseljudóttir, Paola Salerno, Serge Comte and Séverine Gorlier. The exhibition will be open to the public from July 25th to


Katrín Elvarsdóttir will take part in the exhibition LAND at The Center for Art and Culture in Fljótsdalshérað (MMF) in Egilsstaðir, Iceland. LAND is a group exhibition focusing on the photographic medium and the land as inspiration. Artists other than Katrín participating in the exhibition are Daníel Magnússon, Guðmundur Ingólfsson, Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir, Vigfús Birgisson and Þórdís


Rósa Gísladóttir’s exhibition Displacement opens at 11:30 in Skálholt on Saturday August 18th. On display are geometric and symmetrical sculptures made of jesmonite, originally shown in Rome in 2012. The exhibition is a part of the annual festival of the arts in Skálholt, one of country´s most important historic sites and the cultural and spiritual

BERG Contemporary at Photo L.A.

As part of photo l.a.’s first edition of Virtual Collect + Connect, BERG Contemporary will represent Katrín Elvarsdóttir’s photographic works from June 27th – 28th, during the virtual art fair. To get your tickets now, click here. For any preview enquiries, please contact gallery@bergcontemporary.is

We are expanding!

BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce an expansion to its gallery space in Reykjavík, with new exhibitions opening in the coming months. After being temporarily closed due to construction and COVID-19 restrictions our team is looking forward to welcoming guests again later this summer. Until then, the gallery will continue to be open by appointment

RÓSA GÍSLADÓTTIR’s proposal wins at Icelandic Regional Development Institute

Rósa Gísladóttir has been announced the winner of a competition held by the Icelandic Regional Development Institute, which will result in a new work by the artist in their newly built Sauðarkrókur headquarters. The three-dimensional work is titled The Rocket and the Diamond and bears reference to a journey towards the future and progression, according

Gallery closed temporarily

Dear friends, the last few weeks have moved into a truly uncharted situation for us all. As a business, we continue to follow and adhere to the health safety measures given out by the Icelandic government at this time. Due to their instructions and construction within the gallery, BERG Contemporary will be closed temporarily, until

Sigurður Guðjónsson at Kunsthalle Seinäjoki

As part of the new Arts and Culture Centre Kalevan Navetta in Finland, Sigurður Guðjónsson will take part in the exhibition Nice to (finally) meet you, during its inaugural week (March 11th-21st). Curated by Laura Köönikkä, the exhibition will showcase his video work, Tape (2016). The exhibition will open on the 11th of March, at 5 pm,

Finnbogi Pétursson exhibits new work at Nordic Embassies in Berlin

Finnbogi Pétursson recently unveiled his newest installation, titled HAF, at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Fælleshus. At fifteen meter high, HAF is warped on to one of the embassy buildings and has been created especially for the occasion as part of a larger initiative by the embassies, titled Reflections of the Sea. The installation will


Dodda Maggý will exhibit her work at this year’s SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s Festival of Light in Scotland, 13-16 February 2020. Alda (2018) is a video and music installation created by artist and composer Dodda Maggý. The work explores shared mythologies and superstitions of the sea in the seafarer communities Hull, Grimsby and Iceland. The working process

Enigma by Sigurður Guðjónsson at artgenéve

BERG Contemporary will be presenting the video work Enigma (2019) by Sigurður Guðjónsson at the 2020 edition of artgenéve in Geneva, Switzerland. For any press related enquiries or for more information on the work exhibited, please contact gallery@bergcontemporary.is For more information about the fair and how to get there, please visit the website of artgenéve.

Pioneering video artist Woody Vasulka passes, aged 82.

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our dear friend and celebrated artist, Woody Vasulka. He died at the age of 82 in his home in Santa Fe, NM on the 20th of December. He inspired generations of video artists. Woody Vasulka (b. 1937, Brno), and his wife, Steina (b. 1940, Reykjavík), are

Happy Holidays from BERG Contemporary

With the holidays soon upon us, the gallery will be closed between December 22nd and re-open again on January 7th, 2020. From all of us here at BERG Contemporary we extend our very best wishes for a happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

Sigurður Guðjónsson represents Iceland at Venice Biennale 2021

BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce that Sigurður Guðjónsson has been appointed as Iceland’s representative at the 59th Venice Bienniale, to be held in 2021. The selection for the Venice Biennale 2021 was made by Icelandic Art Center’s professional committee and announced at the beginning of December. Sigurður holds more than twenty solo exhibitions and dozens of

PÁLL HAUKUR exhibits in Helsinki

PÁLL HAUKUR currently exhibits alongside Pia Männikkö at Galleria Sculptor in Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition bears the titile nordiSKulptur, and is an exhibition collaboration between the Nordic Culture Point and the Association of Finnish Sculptors. Click here for a video of the artists speaking on their work. To learn more, visit https://sculptors.fi/en/exhibition/nordiskulptur/


BERG Contemporary will be presenting the video work Madeleine (2014) by Dodda Maggý at the 2019 edition of LOOP Barcelona. The fair is open between 19-21 November and is located at Almanac Barcelona, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619. For any press related enquiries or for more information on the work exhibited, please contact gallery@bergcontemporary.is For more information


At the 2019 edition of FIAC, Paris, BERG Contemporary will present works by Steina and Woody Vasulka. For a preview of our booth and the works exhibited please visit our Artsy page. For any press related enquiries or for more information on the works exhibited, please contact gallery@bergcontemporary.is For more information about the fair and how


Opening on Saturday, September 15th at Museum of the History of Photography in St. Petersburg, the 2019 edition of IFF, Message to man features BERG Contemporary artists Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina. A tentative and ambiguous point of departure, this exhibition, which is presented alongside a five-part film programme representing film and video art from the Nordic


BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce An Unspeakable, a new solo exhibition by Páll Haukur at the Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavík, curated by Rósa Gísladóttir. The exhibition opens Sunday September 8th at 12:15 pm, after Mass. For more information, please visit the website of the Hallgrímskirkja friends of the arts society.

BERG Contemporary at CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen

BERG Contemporary is participating once again in this year’s upcoming edition of CHART Art Fair, taking place in Copenhagen August 30th-September 1st, 2019. Showcasing new works by artist Páll Haukur, our booth is located no.25. CHART Art Fair is located in Kunsthal Charlottenborg in the city center. For any press related enquiries or for more information on

Sigurður Guðjónsson in collaboration with Spektral Quartet at Adler Planetarium

Today marks the announcement of a Chicago premiere of Enigma, a live music and 360-degree video experience by Sigurður Guðjónsson and composer Anna Þorvalsdóttir. The piece is co-produced with the Adler Planetarium and is part of Spektral Quartet‘s newly released program for the year 2020. This immersive piece brings listeners in touch with the sublime and the

HARALDUR JÓNSSON official artist of the city of Reykjavík

On Iceland’s national independence day, June 17th, the mayor of Reykjavík officially announced the selection of HARALDUR JÓNSSON as Reykjavík’s city artist 2019. The nomination is an honorary award to an artist that has through their life’s work excelled in their role and made their mark on Icelandic art life. To learn more, visit the

FINNBOGI PÉTURSSON at the Reykjavík Art Museum

BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce Hz, a new solo exhibition by Finnbogi Pétursson at the Reykjavík Art Museum. Opening on May 29th at 8 pm, the artist will premiere a new site specific work in the A-hall of the museum. Sound waves are led into a massive pool, carrying on his four decade long tradition of

Steina at Peter Blum Gallery

Steina’s Warp will be exhibited at Peter Blum Gallery, New York, this summer. The exhibition, which is called 20/20 and curated by Vlad Smolkin, opens May 31st at 6pm. Other artists included are Bernard Gilardi, Tom Green, Michelle Handelman, Philip Hinge, Becky Kolsrud, Mores McWreath, Richard Allen Morris, Deirdre Sargent, Clayton Schiff, Kirsten Stoltmann and

Kees Visser at Maison Louis Carré in France

A solo exhibition by Kees Visser opens at Maison Louis Carré in France on the 26th of May. The exhibition is curated by Ásdís Ólafsdóttir, the Director of Maison Louis Carré. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Galerie Jérôme Poggi and BERG Contemporary and will be on display 27 May – 22 September 2019. For more information on


Next weekend marks the last days of Kees Visser’s exhibition Blue Green Red in Gallery Eenwerk, Amsterdam. The exhibition presents a new triptych by Kees Visser entitled ‘Blue Green Red‘.

The Basin of Truth by Páll Haukur

Páll Haukur’s exhibition The Basin of Truth opens in Ásmundarsalur on May 3rd at 6pm. The basin of truth is a space of liminality–like the crossroads–where meaning gets assigned to our journeys. it is where we find ourself between the signified and its symbolic yet arbitrary counterpart. it is a place where guests are invited

Violin Power enters the Digital Canon of the Netherlands

Steina’s Violin Power has been selected as one of the twenty most prominent and influential works made on Dutch soil by artists who lived or worked there over a long period of time. Steina’s nomination was due to her work as artistic co-director of STEIM (STudio for Electro Instrumental Music), a center for research and development of new musical

Haraldur Jónsson & Ásta Fanney perform in Hafnarborg

Haraldur Jónsson and Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir will present the collaborative performance BLÓÐSÓL III in Hafnarborg, Sunday March 3rd at 4 pm. The performance marks the closing event of the exhibition Phonemes – Exhibiting Music which explores the relationship of contemporary art and music. Among the works exhibited is Violin Power (1969-1978), one of the highlights

Recorder chosen for Loop Barcelona Critics’ Pick

Recorder (2010) by Sigurður Guðjónsson was recently chosen as one of blinkvideo’s Critics’ Pick of Loop Barcelona 2018. The critics Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas included Recorder in their selection of the highlights of the art fair which took place in November of last year. „The video work “Recorder”, created in 2010 by the Icelandic artist Sigurður

Violin Power by Steina exhibited in Hafnarborg

Violin Power (1969-1978) one of Steina’s key works, will be exhibited in Hafnarborg – the Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture at the exhibition Phonemes – Exhibiting Music which opens tomorrow, Saturday January 26th at 3 pm. „The exhibition highlights music and art, which augments our perception, as well as affecting our listening and altering our relation to sound in

Finnbogi Pétursson opens Infra-Supra in Western Gallery

The exhibition Infra-Supra by Finnbogi Pétursson opens today in Western Gallery, WA. The exhibition consists of Finnbogi Pétursson’s large scale sound-modulated water installation Infra-Supra which has been exhibited in various formats in different venues over the past few years including Wood Street Galleries in Pittsburgh (2014) and Art Wuzhen in Wuchen, China (2016). „In Infra-Supra, Finnbogi Pétursson uses

Trajectories performed at International Festival for Experimental Music

Trajectories (2014) by Sigurður Guðjónsson and Anna Þorvaldsdóttir will be performed at the International Festival for Experimental Music in Hamburg on January 17th. The piece will be performed by American pianist Ju-Ping Song at klub katarakt as part of the 2019 edition of the festival. Trajectories is a collaborative work between Sigurður Guðjónsson and composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir,

Oh, So Quiet opens in Gerðarsafn

Dodda Maggý, Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina are among the artists whose work will be presented at the exhibition Oh, So Quiet which opens in Gerðarsafn on Saturday January 12th at 4 pm. „The exhibition consists of films, sound- and video works by both Icelandic and international contemporary artists. While the works may be different in style

Steina & Woody Vasulka exhibited in Brussels and Ghent

The exhibition update_7. Mémoires Vives opens on January 12th 2019 in two cities in Belgium, Brussels and Ghent. The exhibition will focus on the connection between the video art of the 1960s and the 1990s and will feature works by prominent video artists such as Nam June Paik, Steina and Woody Vasulka, among them Art of Memory (1987)

Holiday greetings from BERG Contemporary

We at BERG Contemporary wish you all a very happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. BERG Contemporary is closed over the holidays from December 23rd until the new year. The gallery will be open by appointments but otherwise closed until January 19th 2019, when we return with a new exhibition with

Last exhibition weekend of Sometimes (Over Me the Mountain)

This weekend marks the last days of John Zurier’s exhibition Sometimes (Over Me the Mountain) in BERG Contemporary. The exhibition is open on Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. We encourage everyone to come and have a final look at this wonderful exhibition by one of today’s leading

BERG Contemporary at UNTITLED, Miami Beach 2018

At the 2018 edition of UNTITLED, Miami Beach, BERG Contemporary will present works by three artists of different backgrounds and nationalities; John Zurier, Kees Visser and Páll Haukur Björnsson. For a preview of our booth and the works exhibited please visit our Artsy page. The fair is open between December 5-9 and is located at Ocean Drive

Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibits at Nordatlantens Brygge

Sigurður Guðjónsson will exhibit his 2016 video work Well at the exhibition HIGH & LOW – contemporary art from Iceland at Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen. The exhibition features works from the 1970’s until today by eleven contemporary Icelandic artists that work in a wide range of media. The title refers to the unpredictable Icelandic weather conditions

BERG Contemporary at LOOP Barcelona 2018

BERG Contemporary will be presenting the video work Recorder (2010) by Sigurður Guðjónsson at the 2018 edition of LOOP Barcelona. In Recorder two tape reels rotate above a pool of water, into which droplets of water fall. The sound of the water and the repetitive rotational movement of the reels draw the viewer into a powerful visual world.

Vasulka Kitchen Brno Opens

The Vasulka Kitchen Brno opens on October 30th in The Brno House of Arts in Czech Republic. The Vasulka Kitchen Brno (VKB) is a place for research, artistic experiment and informal education in the field of new media art. It consists of the archive of Steina and Woody Vasulkas work and a permanent exhibition of their selected works.

Artist talk with Haraldur Jónsson

Haraldur Jónsson will be hosting an artist talk for his exhibition Spectrum at Kjarvalsstaðir on Sunday October 21st at 2 pm. This exhibition presents work from Haraldur Jónsson’s diverse career of more than three decades. For more information, please visit the website of the Reykjavík Art Museum.

Tape by Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibited at Cinéphémère

Sigurður Guðjónsson’s 2016 video work Tape will be exhibited at the ninth edition of Cinéphémère, a short film programme presented by FIAC and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris, from October 17 – 21. The Cinéphémère will screen films presented by LOOP Barcelona curated by Carolina Ciuti on Saturday October 20th. The films are screened in open and free access, in

Haraldur Jónsson opens a retrospective at Kjarvalsstaðir

Haraldur Jónsson’s exhibition Spectrum opens in the Reykjavík Art Museum at Kjarvalsstaðir on Saturday October 20th at 4 pm. „This mid-career retrospective of Haraldur Jónsson‘s work, Spectrum, reflects the artist‘s unique position in the local art scene. His career is versatile and the media different, however the theme is always some sort of a distillation of

Dodda Maggý receives the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Arts Fund

Dodda Maggý has received a prize, money and recognition, from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Arts Fund, for her contribution in the field of art. The award ceremony took place Saturday October 13th at the opening of the exhibition Black and White at the Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús. The prize was awarded by artist Erró who established

Sigurður Guðjónsson nominated for the DV Cultural Awards

We are pleased to report that Sigurður Guðjónsson is nominated for the DV Cultural Awards for the year 2017. Sigurður’s artist website is nominated in the category of digital art and is praised by the jury for its „entertaining layout which surprises and is prepared in a very professional manner“. Sigurður Guðjónsson’s website can be accessed

Kees Visser: Final week of exhibition

Kees Visser’s exhibition in BERG Contemporary has entered its final week. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. The last exhibition day is Saturday October 6th.

Steina & Woody Vasulka exhibited at Carroll Gallery

C-Trend (1974) by Woody Vasulka and Violin Power (1969-1978) by Steina will be presented in Carroll Gallery in Huntington, West Virginia. The exhibition Acts of Seeing and Hearing opens on Monday September 24th. „The exhibition features hybrid approaches to moving images, particularly video, that artists incorporate into their creative practices. The artists worked in a range

MYND by Steina at Whitney

Steina’s 2000 video installation MYND will be presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The exhibition Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018 will open on September 28th 2018 and runs until April 14th 2019. „Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 establishes connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning

Artist talk with Páll Haukur Björnsson

Páll Haukur Björnsson will be hosting an artist talk about his exhibition death of an object in gallery Kling & Bang on Thursday September 20th at 8 pm. „Death of an object occurs through an a-semantic process of decomposition where a given whole (society, ecosystem, perspective, etc.) is compromised by the immanence of it‘s own disorderly components.

Páll Haukur opens a new exhibition at Kling & Bang

Páll Haukur Björnsson opened his exhibition death of an object in gallery Kling & Bang September 1st 2018. „Death of an object occurs through an a-semantic process of decomposition where a given whole (society, ecosystem, perspective, etc.) is compromised by the immanence of it‘s own disorderly components. A whole is always smaller than it‘s parts.“ The exhibition

BERG Contemporary at CHART Art Fair, August 31-September 2, 2018

BERG Contemporary will be presenting works by Dieter Roth and Björn Roth at this year’s edition of CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen. The works presented include prints from Dieter Roth (1930-1998) spanning more than two decades of his artistic career and recent paintings in oil and watercolour by his son Björn Roth (b. 1961). CHART

Oh, So Quiet! at Verksmiðjan

Three of BERG Contemporary’s artists are currently exhibiting their work at Verksmiðjan, Hjalteyri. Steina, Dodda Maggý and Sigurður Guðjónsson all have video works at the exhibition OH, SO QUIET! Music as we look at it: art and cinema which opened July 28th. The exhibition is curated by Pascale Cassagnau of the Centre national des arts plastiques (National

Stereoscopic Series by Woody Vasulka at LACMA

Woody Vasulka’s video Stereoscopic Series (1975) will be exhibited at LACMA. The exhibition is called 3D: Double Vision and is the first American exhibition to survey a full range of artworks, dating from 1838 to the present, that produce the illusion of three dimensions.

Steina & Woody Vasulka at ZKM Karlsruhe

Several works by Steina & Woody Vasulka will be exhibited in the exhibition Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media. An Operative Canon, which opens Friday July 13th in ZKM, Karlsruhe. Woody Vasulka’s installation Light Revisited (1974-2001) will be exhibited as well as the video works Vocabulary, The Art of Memory and Voice Windows.

INLIGHT by Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibited at Kleifar

Sigurður Guðjónsson opens his exhibition INLIGHT at Kleifar this coming Saturday, July 7th. INLIGHT was originally shown in the fall of 2017 in the chapel and morgue of St. Josephs Chapel, Hafnarfjörður and earned Sigurður the Icelandic Art Prize. The exhibition consists of three video works from 2017, Fuser, Scanner and Mirror Projector which will be installed

BERG Contemporary announces new artist Páll Haukur

We are pleased to announce that BERG Contemporary now represents Páll Haukur Björnsson. With his art Páll Haukur Björnsson (b. 1981) tries to break away from and interrogate any given notions of meaning by asking what constitutes an object. His drawings and sculptures are often what he likes to call “unstable objects”, or works of

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

Sigurður Guðjónsson at Reykjavík Arts Festival

SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will be screening his 2013 video work Balance at this year’s Reykjavík Arts Festival. The exhibition No Man’s Land: Where beauty alone reigns? examines the degree to which the Icelandic people value nature and their connection to the country‘s wilderness. It features the works of Icelandic artists from different times, from the early Icelandic

Trajectories performed at National Sawdust

Trajectories, a collaborative work by SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON & Icelandic composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, will be performed at National Sawdust on May 27th. Trajectories is a piece for piano and video, consisting of three-channel HD video and stereo sound. The piece was commissioned by The Reykjavik Center for Visual Music and premiered at the festival of RCVM in

Warp by STEINA exhibited at The Current

Warp, a video piece by STEINA from 2000, will be exhibited at The Current Museum of Art in New York for a special salon event on May 23rd. Warp sees STEINA’S long-running investigations into video-effects technology and performance come together in a tape, in which she slowly approaches the camera, her body warping this way

Four BERG Contemporary artists at Rome Media Art Festival

Four of BERG Contemporary’s artists will be presenting their work at this year’s Media Art Festival in Rome. STEINA, WOODY VASULKA, SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON and DODDA MAGGÝ will all be presenting some of their video works at the festival which is being held between 17th and 19th May at MAXXI museum and other venues. The Media

BERG Contemporary closed for the first day of summer

Tomorrow, on April 19th, the first day of summer in Iceland, our gallery will be closed for the day. We look forward to welcoming you again on April 20th, from 11 am to 5 pm. For any urgent enquiries, please contact gallery@bergcontemporary.is  


BERG Contemporary will be at booth D-25 for this year’s upcoming edition of ART COLOGNE, taking place from April 19-22. Being the first original fair of its kind, BERG Contemporary is pleased to participate in this year’s upcoming edition. In collaboration with Galerie Jérôme Poggi, BERG Contemporary will be presenting a wide range of KEES

Rintaro Hara at Forum Box, Finland

Forum Box, a non-profit artist-run co-operative society in Finland, opens a new exhibition by BERG Contemporary artist RINTARO HARA on April 6th 2018. Titled PORT JOURNEY, the exhibit features the artist’s installation Ascending and Descending. HARA often works by creating site-specific installations which utilise the characteristics of the exhibition space and has lately been working on astronomy

BERG Contemporary closed throughout Easter weekend

BERG Contemporary will be closed from Thursday 29th of March, throughout Monday April 2nd 2018, due to Easter weekend. For any urgent matters during that time, please contact gallery@bergcontemporary.is.

Haraldur Jónsson performs at Alþýðuhúsið, Siglufjörður

This Easter, on Good Friday, Haraldur Jónsson will perform his collaborative performance ‘BLOODSUN’ with Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir at Alþýðuhúsið, Siglufjörður. For more information on the performance and the program that day, please see here.

BERG Contemporary at the Armory Show, March 8-11, 2018

BERG Contemporary will be at booth F18 for this year’s upcoming edition of the Armory Show in New York, taking place on March 8-11, 2018. Located at Piers 92 and 94, BERG Contemporary will present Woody Vasulka’s rarely seen work Light Revisited (1974-2001). Sourced from Vasulka’s historic video Noisefields (1974), the work is an exquisite video projection


BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce the win of SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON at the Icelandic Art Prize, as Visual Artist of the Year. Sigurður earned the award for his 2017 exhibition Inlight, which was on show in the chapel and morgue of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hafnarfjörður. The award committee said that “[t]he exhibition is

Kees Visser at Neskirkja Church

On Sunday 18th of February will open an exhibition in Neskirkja Church of a series of 14 paintings by KEES VISSER, CRUX. The opening takes place directly after mass which begins at 11. Alongside the exhibition, BERG Contemporary will have on display sketches in direct correlation to the paintings on the upper floor of the gallery. On

SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON nominated for Icelandic Art Prize

SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON has been nominated as for this year’s Icelandic Art Prize, for his show ‘Inlight‘. This will be the first time the award is given, The Icelandic Visual Arts Council is the founder of the prize, who’s aim is to honour and promote outstanding Icelandic contemporary art and encourage new artistic forms and creation. The

Steina and Woody Vasulka at Pori Museum from 23 March 2018 – 2 September 2018

At Pori Museum, Steina and Woody Vasulka’s analogue videos and experiments with lens-based media and digital processors from the early seventies to the late nineties will be shown in the exhibition STEINA AND WOODY VASULKA: ART OF MEMORY. The Vasulkas’ methods anticipated the virtual modes of image-making that are dominant today. Steina (born 1940, Reykjavík)

Kees Visser in Drawing by Numbers at Galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris

Kees Visser takes part in the group exhibition DRAWING BY NUMBERS at Galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris, from January 27th to March 3rd 2018. To learn more about the exhibition, see here.

Reveal of Monika Grzymala’s site specific sculpture at Uppsala Science Park

On February 7th 2018, Monika Grzymala’s site specific art project Helix (Raumzeichnung* Uppsala) will be revealed for the very first time at Uppsala Science Park in Sweden. Installation artist Monika Grzymala and her team have created the sculpture especially for the opening of the new building. This space integrated art work with a height of

DODDA MAGGÝ in Dark Music Days Program

DODDA MAGGÝ is part of this year’s Dark Music Days program, with a screening of her work Loom (2017). Collaborating with composer María Huld Markan, the event takes place on January 26th, starting at 10 pm at the National Gallery of Iceland. To learn more visit the website of Dark Music Days here or see

Season’s greetings from BERG Contemporary

All of us here at BERG Contemporary wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year ahead. Our gallery will be open by appointments, but otherwise closed from December 22nd and we will return again with a new exhibition on January 12th, 2018.   *Image by Haraldur Jónsson, taken from


SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will be participating in the upcoming edition of NJORD 2018, taking place in Copenhagen in January 2018. For NJORD 2018, SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will present his work Trajectories (2014), a collaborative work between the artist and NJORD’s composer-in-residence, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, consisting of three channel HD video and stereo sound. The piece was commissioned by The Reykjavik Center for

BERG Contemporary at UNTITLED Miami Beach 2017

Starting on December 6th, BERG Contemporary exhibits at UNTITLED Miami Beach 2017, now in its fifth edition. BERG Contemporary will be located at booth E6 with available works by DODDA MAGGÝ, HARALDUR JÓNSSON, KEES VISSER and WOODY VASULKA, some exhibited for the very first time. A preview of the exhibition is currently available on Artsy,

BERG Contemporary artists in Fact of the Matter exhibition

The Reykjavík Art Museum opens a new exhibition this upcoming Saturday, on November 25th, focusing on the material world as the subject of a few chosen pieces from the museum’s collection, including work by DODDA MAGGÝ, FINNBOGI PÉTURSSON and HULDA STEFÁNSDÓTTIR. Bearing the title Fact of the Matter – Draft of Contemporary Art History in

DODDA MAGGÝ & Sigurður Guðjónsson in Addis Video Art Festival

Taking place between December 24th and January 3rd 2018 at various venues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the 2nd Addis Video Art Festival features the work of DODDA MAGGÝ and SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON. Their showcases  are a part of a video program curated by Erin Honeycutt, aiming to create a dialogue between local and international artists by encouraging

Dodda Maggý and BERG Contemporary release an album

On the occasion of Dodda Maggý’s exhibition, VARIATONS, BERG Contemporary is releasing a vinyl record with the work C series. The album is signed and numbered, in edition of 30. C series is about the working process of a composing method that Dodda Maggý created for the piece, as she was mostly interested in creating

The Sound and Video Works of Dodda Maggý at ARoS Art Museum

ARoS Art Museum in Denmark has opened The Sound and Video Works of Dodda Maggý, which features nine works by the artist. The exhibition is the ninth in the series of ARoS FOCUS // NEW NORDIC, focusing on up-and-coming Scandinavian artists. In connection with the exhibition at ARoS, DODDA MAGGÝ will receive the Young Talent Award, a grant made

Inlight – Sigurður Guðjónsson’s solo exhibition at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital

On 23rd of September at 3 pm, Sigurður Guðjónsson’s solo exhibition, INLIGHT, opens at the chapel and morgue of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. For the exhibition Guðjónsson was selected from a large number of artists by ASÍ (Icelandic Confederation of Labour) Arts Council and has especially for this occasion created three new


A new work by Sigurður Guðjónsson in collaboration with composer Lam Lai, Orviilot (2017), will premiere September 23rd at Cycle Music and Art Festival in Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum. For further information, click here

DODDA MAGGÝ featured in the Reykjavík Grapevine

The Reykjavík Grapevine stopped by BERG Contemporary in the passing week for a chat with DODDA MAGGÝ about her ongoing exhibition at the gallery and her exciting upcoming projects. To read the feature in full, click here.

BERG Contemporary at EXPO CHICAGO

BERG Contemporary will be partaking in this year’s EXPO CHICAGO, held at Navy Pier in the Festival Hall, September 13th-17th. BERG Contemporary will present works by Finnbogi Pétursson, Monika Grzymala, Steina and Woody Vasulka at booth number 742. To learn more about the fair, have a look here and here.

BERG Contemporary at CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen

Today marks the beginning of CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen and BERG Contemporary is located at booth number 22. Representing works by DODDA MAGGÝ, HARALDUR JÓNSSON and SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON, the fair runs through September 3rd and is held at Kunsthal Charlottenburg in Copenhagen. To learn more about the works available by our gallery, go here.

Sigurður Guðjónsson at Mykonos Multimedia Festival

Mykonos Multimedia Festival will host screenings of works by Sigurður Guðjónsson during their upcoming annual event. The works shown are titled Recorder and Veil. The festival will commence on September 1st, carrying through September 3rd 2017. To learn more, click here.

Hulda Stefánsdóttir & Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibit at Hafnarborg

Opening on Friday the 25th of August, Hulda Stefánsdóttir and Sigurður Guðjónsson will join in the opening of a group exhibition titled Painting – not a medium at the Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Art in Iceland. The exhibition is curated by Jóhannes Dagsson and will be presented with a directly-related symposium on 14. September.

Haraldur Jónsson in Living Art Museum exhibition

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain* (2013-2020) is an existential movement in time and space, exploring levels of consciousness, knowledge and sensibility, old and new. It is also the title of a newly opened exhibition by a group of contemporary artists, including BERG Contemporary’s very own Haraldur Jónsson. In conjunction with the exhibition, the expedition welcomes


BERG Contemporary is proud to announce Dodda Maggý’s exhibition at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark, entitled THE SOUND AND VIDEO WORKS OF DODDA MAGGÝ. The exhibition is a part of the exhibition series ARoS FOCUS // NEW NORDIC which focuses on young Nordic artists. Dodda Maggý is in addition receiving the YOUNG TALENT award, which


Dodda Maggý’s work DeCore (loom) will feature on CPH Art Week Opening that will take place in VEGA, Copenhagen, on Thursday 24 Aug 8pm- 1am. For further information, click here

New exhibitions by Dodda Maggý

One of BERG Contemporary’s latest artist recruitments, Dodda Maggý, has opened two new exhibitions. Located in Iceland’s countryside, Kleifar in Blönduós, the former one is Ekkert Jarm and features work by the artist until 30. July 2017. To learn more click here. The second exhibition is Vicennial by Vane, in Newcastle upon Tyne. Open until 19. August 2017, it showcases

Haraldur Jónsson in Rolling Snowball

BERG Contemporary artist Haraldur Jónsson is currently exhibiting at Rolling Snowball, an annual group exhibition held in Djúpivogur, the Eastern part of Iceland. The show is now in its ninth edition and will run through 20. August 2017. To learn more, click here.


BERG Contemporary is delighted to announce that the gallery now represents Dodda Maggý (b. 1981), Kees Visser (b. 1948) and John Zurier (b. 1956). To learn more about the artists, please click here. BERG Contemporary is also pleased to state their return to CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen and UNTITLED Miami, in addition to participating in this year’s EXPO CHICAGO.

Steina in Collecting Digital Art exhibition

Currently on show as part of a group exhibition titled Collecting Digital Art, Steina’s work Violin Power can be viewed at the Thoma Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With exhibitions that rotate quarterly, the foundation’s ongoing show includes pieces by Guillermo Galindo, Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Vera Molnar, Laura Splan and Steina. Made over the course of

New exhibitions by Haraldur Jónsson

Haraldur Jónsson exhibits new works at Stykkishólmur church in Iceland, this upcoming Saturday, 17th of June 2017. The opening is at 5pm. His show at Gallerí Úthverfa is currently still on in Ísafjörður, Iceland. To learn more about the exhibitions, click here and here.

A new documentary film on the Vasulkas

In its 12th edition, Skjaldborg is an Icelandic documentary film festival, held in Patreksfjörður, Iceland. It serves as a creative venue for premiering new Icelandic documentaries and BERG Contemporary is delighted to share that the festival will feature a brand new documentary on Steina and Woody Vasulka, trailblazers of video art and pioneering couple. The film is

LOOP Barcelona pays tribute to Steina and Woody Vasulka

Curated by Eugeni Bonet and Antony Mercader, the 15th edition of LOOP Barcelona will highlight pioneers of video art. Woody and Steina Vasulka will be featured in good company of such artists as Nam June Paik, Andy Warhol, Tony Oursler, Robert Cahen, Carles Pujol, Eugénia Balcells, David Hall as well as others. Taking part in

Artist talk with Steina at the National Gallery of Iceland

On 18th of May Steina will discuss her works with Hildur and Kristín Bjarnadóttir, the artist’s sisters, and Kristín Scheving, head of Vasulka-chamber, at the National Gallery of Iceland. The talk will be in icelandic and starts at 16:30. Free admission. Visitors can also see Steina’s Pyroglyphs, which is on display at the National Gallery,

Machine Vision by Steina at LOOP Festival 2017

BERG Contemporary proudly announces that Steina’s Machine Vision (1978) will be part of the exhibition ‘VIDEO REWIND: A look back from early video works from the 1970s and 1980s’ at LOOP Festival in Barcelona from May 17-25. On May 25th Steina and Woody Vasulka will be participating in conversation with Kristín Scheving and Don Foresta at LOOP

BERG Contemporary at LOOP Fair 2017, Barcelona

At LOOP Fair 2017, BERG Contemporary will present Golden Voyage (1973)  by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka. In the mid-1970s, while working with various engineers and designers, the Vasulkas developed electronic tools specifically designed for art usage. They merged analog methods to digital methods, resulting in the precursor of many computer aided visualizations

BERG Contemporary at Photo London

BERG Contemporary proudly announces its participation at Photo London art fair this May. Now in its third edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community and the international creative society as a whole. Photo Londony harnesses outstanding creative talent and brings together the

Haraldur Jónsson in ‘Opnun’ tv series and exhibition

On 29 March 2017, Kling & Bang gallery at the Marshall House in Reykjavík will open a new collaborative exhibition curated by Dorothée Kirch and Markús Þór Andrésson under the title ‘Opnun’. BERG Contemporary artist Haraldur Jónsson will be showing work previously exhibited at BERG Contemporary, alongside many of Iceland’s top artists. The story behind the exhibition

BERG Contemporary closed through Easter weekend

BERG Contemporary wishes you a Happy Easter Holiday. The gallery will be closed from 13 –  17 April, but will open again on Tuesday 18 April.

Sigurður Guðjónsson in Cycle Music and Art Lab

Sigurður Guðjónsson will participate in Cycle workshop and artist residency in Hong Kong in collaboration with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, The Modern Academy and Spring Workshop for later showcase, April 13th to 17th. On April 15th, TRAJECTORIES, a collaborative composition for piano, electronics and video projection, with an electronic score composed by Anna Thorvaldsdottir with visuals

Sigurður Guðjónsson in BOUT at Reykjavík Art Museum

Sigurður Guðjónsson takes part in the group exhibition BOUT at Reykjavík Art Museum from April 6th to May 7th with DEATHBED (2006). BOUT is an extensive project where a large part of the animated works in the Reykjavík Art Museum collection will be put on show. The title refers to the works being exhibited in

Market Art Fair opens today

BERG Contemporary exhibits works by Finnbogi Pétursson at this year’s Market Art Fair in Stockholm, opening today. This will be the art fair’s 12th edition, as it has become an important meeting place for collectors and art professionals. BERG Contemporary welcomes all to their booth during the exhibition days, located at number 29. The fair is

Haraldur Jónsson in Hafnarborg exhibition

On Saturday, 25 March 2017, Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Fine Art will open a new collaborative exhibition titled „Literally – Concrete poetry in Iceland from 1957 until today“. The show is held in the main exhibition hall of the museum and features some of Haraldur Jónsson’s artworks alongside others. The exhibition is curated by

Access for Everyone

From an entrance on Smiðjustígur it is possible to access our wheelchair ramp (see map). Here there are parking places for guests of the gallery and reserved places for wheelchair vehicles.

Hulda Stefánsdóttir on memory and time

March 3rd, 2017, 10.15 am, classroom 53 at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts Hulda Stefánsdóttir will be delivering an errand on her creative process, especially focusing on ideas on dimensions of time within the stillness of a painting’s surface. The exhibition Shift (2016) at BERG Contemporart reflected on the impossibility of capturing a specific

Finnbogi Pétursson exhibits at TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien

Opening later this month, on February 20th 2017, Finnbogi Pétursson will present his work as part of an ongoing exhibition series at TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien in the Austrian capital. Titled Tonspur 73: Finnbogi Pétursson, Border 2017,  the show will run through May 27th, 2017. Further information to be announced.

Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina in Reykjavík Art Museum exhibition

BERG Contemporary artists Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina are part of an extensive exhibition project, currently on at the Reykjavík Art Museum. Titled BOUT – play, performance, record and tale, referring to the works being exhibited in four different bouts, each one lasting around four weeks. Each bout has its own theme which is based on the approach

BERG Contemporary at Market Art Fair 2017

BERG Contemporary will be part of Market Art Fair’s 12th edition, taking place at Fargfabriken in Stockholm, March 24th-26th 2017. With leading galleries from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland participating, BERG Contemporary will be in good company, where the fair will showcase an exclusive selection of the most interesting art on the Nordic art scene,

Monika Grzymala exhibits in Germany and Spain

EACC (Espai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló) is presenting the first solo show in Spain of the work of Monika Grzymala (Zabrze, 1970). For this site-specific project the artist has used adhesive tape to create a temporary installation exploring the possibilities of three-dimensional drawing. Predicated on the use of the line, Grzymala generates a personal vocabulary

BERG Contemporary featured by Whitehot magazine and Artsy

BERG Contemporary has been actively taking part in Miami Art week at Untitled, Miami Beach, over the past days and is pleased to be featured by Whitehot Magazine and Artsy in relation to the fair. As written by Artsy; „For its fifth edition, UNTITLED returns to its perch on the sandy shores of South Beach

BERG Contemporary at Untitled, Miami Beach. Opens today.

Opening today, BERG Contemporary will exhibit works by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka at Untitled, Miami Beach. A preview of the exhibition is already available on Artsy, as can be seen here. BERG Contemporary will be located in booth C 11 Ocean Drive & 12th Street Miami Beach FL 33139

Monika Grzymala in Arte feature

Monika Grzymala is featured in an online article by Arte, where the viewer can gain a closer look at her work process and ideas. For an in depth look, we recommend watching the video, where Grzymala explains in her own words some thoughts behind her artworks. Please note that the video is in German/French. To

Untitled, Art, Miami Beach – Booth C11

For the fifth edition of Untitled, Art, Miami Beach, BERG Contemporary will exhibit works by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka. Through important video and print work the presentation will cast a light on the couple’s extensive career and explorations of the malleability of the image, the manipulation of electronic energy and the interrelation of sound and image. With

Rintaro Hara at AYUMI GALLERY / CAVE

AYUMI GALLERY / CAVE in Tokyo, Japan, has opened a brand new exhibition by Rintaro Hara, titled Ascending and Descending. Since its opening in 1984, AYUMI GALLERY has been a popular presentation space for active artists. It is also an interesting destination for visitors to Kagurazaka. The exhibition opened on November 19th 2016 and will run through

Steina & Woody Vasulka at Atelier Nord

Atelier Nord in Oslo has opened a new exhibition titled IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SIGNAL, featuring the works of Steina and Woody Vasulka, aiming to shed light on the technical diversity and wide-ranging will to experiment that characterises their contribution to the signal-focused tradition within video. The exhibition includes several interviews and conversations with Steina and Woody from the


Sigurður Guðjónsson takes part in Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival with four video works, Relief (2015), Balance (2013), Veil (2012) and Recorder (2010). Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival was conceived in the minds of a group of Jihlava grammar school students in 1997. Each autumn, the Jihlava IDFF brings together thousands of viewers, directors, artists, producers, film critics and journalists

Steina and Woody Vasulka at Untitled, Art

At Untitled, Art, Miami Beach, BERG Contemporary will present new and rarely seen works by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka.


Monika Grzymala. Drawing Spatially, the second monograph on the oeuvre of Monika Grzymala, was published by Hatje Cantz in September 2016.


On September 21st Jean-Marie Dellet and Frederic Curien at SLIDERS_lab will present their research project and share thoughts on the exhibition Vasulka’s Variations, a collaboration with Steina and Woody Vasulka from earlier this year in Centre d’art Le Lait in Albi, France. The presentation will take place at the National Gallery of Iceland and begins at


Premiere of a new collaboration piece S C A P E (2016) by artist Sigurður Guðjónsson, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir and Nordic Affect on October 1st in Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall.

Trajectories at International Contemporary Ensemble

On september 18 Trajectories, a collaboration piece by Sigurður Guðjónsson with an electronic score by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, will be shown at the International Contemporary Ensemble in Abrons Arts Center, NY.

Interview with Sigurður Guðjónsson

An interview with Sigurður Guðjónsson on the occasion of the opening of the artist’s new solo exhibition at BERG Contemporary is available at Icelandic Art Center’s website.

Code Art Fair, Copenhagen

At Code Art Fair 2016, BERG Contemporary will present works by Hulda Stefánsdóttir, Steina and Woody Vasulka. Aug 26th – 28th Booth E Syd-019A http://www.codeartfair.dk/  

7 Great Artist Duos That Shaped Art History

Steina and Woody Vasulka listed in Artsy editorial as one of 7 Great Artist Duos That Shaped Art History. Working together from 1969-1974, Steina’s experience as a violinist along with Woody’s training as a mechanical engineer and filmmaker fused to create the ground-breaking video environments that helped to establish the medium of video.

Steina at Currents, New Mexico

Steina premiers a new multi-channel video work at Currents: Santa Fe International New Media Festival on June 25th, 2016. Currents is an annual festival showcasing established and emerging media artists in traditional venues and outdoor spaces aimed at introducing media art as a bridge between contemporary art and the public.

Steina at Galeries Lafayette, Toulouse

Steina collaborates with SLIDERS_lab in Memory Mirror in the windows of Galeries Lafayette in Toulouse, France. Hosted by the Centres d’art Le Lait, the exhibition will be on display from July 4th to July 30th, 2016. Memory Mirror is an interactive variation of Steina’s Warp (2002) which presents the “twisting” effect of tracing movement via

Vasulka’s Variations at Centre d’art Le Lait

Steina and Woody Vasulka collaborate with SLIDERS_lab, an art research group hosted by the University of Poitiers, in Vasulka’s Variations at Centre d’art Le Lait in Albi, France from June 24th to October 23rd, 2016. The exhibition places the Vasulka’s amongst extended works by SLIDERS_lab, showing the transitions from analog to digital worlds. For example, Woody’s

Monika Grzymala, Orbital Motion in Castelló, Spain

Monika Grzymala’s first solo exhibition in Spain, Orbital Motion takes place at Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló from September 23rd, 2016 to January 8th, 2017. Grzymala explores the possibilities of three-dimensional drawing using a variety of materials and techniques aimed at exploring the transformation of the exhibition space. Documentary videos of performances by the artist

Finnbogi Pétursson in BY WATER, Finland

Finnbogi Pétursson takes part in the group exhibition BY WATER – Icelandic artists on the shores of Finland from June 4th to September 4th, 2016. Hosted by the Pro Artibus Foundation in Tammisaari, Finland, the exhibition explores the nature/culture relationship through the theme of water, specifically as it is carried out in Iceland. In Finnbogi’s

Steina & Woody Vasulka at Raven Row, London

Steina & Woody Vasulka, Machine Vision took place at Raven Row in London from May 19th to June 5th , 2016. The exhibition includes Steina’s 1978 installation, Machine Vision, which questions anthropocentric vision with variations of mechanical seeing. Also included were Woody’s Waveform Studies, an analysis of video imagery from 1977-2016. Other examples from the Vasulkas’ experiments

This is BERG Contemporary

BERG Contemporary aims to provide a diversified forum for contemporary art by representing emerging and established artists, and by seeking the resonant tone of the present in new and innovative exhibitions. BERG Contemporary is located in an old glass factory in Reykjavík, Iceland. The Icelandic artist Finnbogi Pétursson opens the very first exhibition of BERG Contemporary March