Photo: Laufey Elíasdóttir


Visual Artist | Iceland


Bjargey Ólafsdottir studied photography painting and mixed media at Iceland Academy of the Arts and Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, and screenwriting and directing at Binger Filmlab, Amsterdam. She works with all media, resulting in works that often are ironic, sometimes violent or sinister, drawing on obsession and fantasies of contemporary life. Her charcters are often subjects lost in familiar yet alienating circumstances.


She has made a number of critically acclaimed films and exhibited her work internationally in venues such as The Reykjavík Art Museum, The Living Art museum in Reykjavik, Kunstverein, Munich, KunstWerke, Berlin, Galaria Traschi in Santiago, Chile and Färgfabriken Norr in Östersund, Sweden.