Anna Líndal’s practice often deals with questions of gender, geography, mapping and cartography and the relationship between the artist and the scientist in the observation of site and context.
As part of the Icelandic Glaciological Society (Jöklarannsóknafélag Íslands) Líndal’s research looks into the roles of the pioneer and scientist, becoming a participant in the society's annual research expeditions since 1997.
From then on her use of the video camera has been that of an additional tool in the kit of the scientist, producing video works depicting geological shifts in volcanic territories of Iceland, videos that most prominently observe the relationship of the scientific observers and their object of research. In this way, her works offers an analyzing gaze at the act of claiming a new context.
Anna Líndal studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and completed her postgraduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 1990. In 2012 she finished MA in Artistic Research from St Lucas, University College of Art & Design, Antwerp. Since 1990 she has been active in numerous solo and joint exhibitions in Iceland and abroad, she took part in the Istanbul Biennial in 1997, on life, beauty, translation and other difficulties, curated by Rosa Martinez. The Kwangju Biennial, Man + Space, South Korea in 2000, curated by René Block and the Reykjavik international Art Festival 2005 and 2008. Lindal’s last solo exhibition was at the ASI Art Museum Reykjavik in 2012 Mapping the impermanence. Anna Líndal was a Professor in Fine Art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2000 – 2009.