Svanhildur Halla Haraldsdóttir (b. 1992) lives and works in Reykjavík. Her art is mostly based on stories and in her work she attempts to weave them into the space, interweave memories and play with perceptual experiences. Her installations and participation pieces open different portals where the line between imagination and reality fades. The works become an intervention of sorts, of the experience of the space, how we travel around the space and where we stop, but audience participation also becomes the key to the development and formation of the work.
Svanhildur graduated BA from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2018, having finished a BA in art history in 2016. In 2019, she had works at the exhibition All is Fair in Kling & Bang, and during summer 2020, she participated in Stálsmiðjan Art Festival with her work Ræflar which she created in collaboration with Anna Andrea Winther. Svanhildur works as a branch librarian at Reykjavík City Library, where she among other things prepares and installs exhibitions.