Featured artists of 2019
We are thrilled to announce our two featured artists of Plan-B Art Festival, which takes place for the 4th time in Borgarnes from August 9th to the 11th!
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir (b. 1982) is an Icelandic artist living and working in Reykjavik and Berlin. Her subjects often include the social and political scape with focus on the art world phenomenon, which she funnels into her practice in unusual and personal ways. Through various methods and mediums, including writing, performance, drawing, and sculpture, she addresses, challenges, and becomes the subject of her artwork.
Katrín Inga has presented solo projects and performances, most notably at Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2013) and her work and performances have been presented in group exhibitions at platforms including High Line Art, New York, USA (2017); Kunstmuseum Licthenstein, Vadaus, Licthenstein, (2015); and XVII Biennial of Young Artists, MEDITERRANEA17, Milan, Italy (2015). She is the recipient of awards including a Fulbright Scholarship (2012); the Dungal Art Fund award (2012); the Gudmunda Andresdottir Scholarship (2013); the Icelandic Art Salary from the government of Iceland, Iceland (2015/2017); and the Svavar Guðnasson & Ástu Eirkiskdóttir foundation art price for the promotion of young Icelandic artists (2017). Katrín Inga graduated with a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York (2014); a BA degree in Art History and Art Theory from the University of Iceland (2012); and a BA in Fine Art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts (2008).
Magnús Logi Kristinsson
Born in 1975 in Iceland, Kristinsson has been creating solo performances since 1999 when he moved to Amsterdam to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, focusing on performative practice and receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003. From 2005 to 2007 he was performing with the interdisciplinary performance group Oblivia. He received his Masters of Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, where he now lives and works.
„Ballet nr:3“, a performance work by Kristinsson is the third in a series of ballet performances. The first one was performed at Grimmuseum in Berlin where Kristinsson performed his own version of ballet. The second one was performed in Skånes Konstföreningen in Malmö where he repeated the same ballet pose for 3 hours; the only pose he could remember from his mandatory ballet lessons at the age of 10.
In this performance piece Kristinsson will try to perform more advanced techniques of the art of ballet and take chances. He has taken classes but keeps forgetting, trying to do his best as well as having text, dialogue and stories about ballet. This performance art is characteristic for his previous works, where he has for example run a whole marathon without training or having any experience of running.