Anna Margrét Ólafsdóttir

(IS)

Anna Margrét (b.1992) graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Iceland University of the Arts in 2019. In her 2nd year she studied at École Supérieure d’Art de la Réunion for one semester. After her studied she moved to Helsinki where she was an intern for the Finnish artist Pilvi Takala and worked on the preparation for her work at the Venice Biennale 2022. After studying at the LungA School in 2014 she came back to the East in 2020 to work with children as well as to work on her own creative process in the magical surroundings of Seyðisfjörður. In her work, Anna Margrét represents the consumer driven society we live in. By including some of our mundane tasks into the art context, she is exploring how they appear in our daily lives. She wonders how the contemporary person creates their identity as demanded by the consumeristic society’s expectations and presents these thoughts in an ironic and comical way. Anna Margrét lives in Reykjavík at the moment where she is studying MFA in Performance Art at the Iceland University of the Arts.