Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir was born in Iceland in 1990. She graduated from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts with a major in Fine Arts in 2014. She attended University of the Arts Helsinki as an exchange student in the sculpture department in 2013. Since her graduation(,) she has lived and worked in Amsterdam. She attended the temporary program, Materialization in Art and Design, at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam from 2015 to 2016. Helena’s work manifests itself in installations of sculpture and video. She gives her installations the role of a storyteller, focusing on topics of technology, anthropology and waste. She creates fictions about a positive post-apocalyptic age where ancient technology, spiritual energy(,) and future technology merge into a somewhat humorous but serious reality. Helena curates a project space in Amsterdam for young artists to show experimental work(,) and manages a residency where a group of international artists gather(s) every year to work collaboratively in a remote island north of Iceland.