Education

2009-2017        Joint Ph.d. and Doctor of Arts  from University of Iceland, school of   Education and University of Lapland, Finland. Joint Ph.d. and Doctor of Arts  in Art Education for sustainability. Thesis: Artistic Actions for Sustainability: Potential of art in education for sustainability. 

2005-2007        MA from New York University.Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and  Human Development. Department of Art and Art Professions. 

2000-2003        MEdfrom University of Iceland, school of education in Art Education.

1998-2000        Graduate Diploma in ICT from University of Iceland school of education with a focus on art education

1993-1996        BEdIceland teacher university, Art Education

1986-1990        Laugarvatn Junior College, Bac. in Natural Sciences.

Employment

2017-               Lectures on art and education for sustainability and art and multiculturalism;  MA thesis supervisions, Iceland Academy of the Arts (LHI)

2011-2017        Assistant professor and programme director at the Art Education department at Iceland Academy of the Arts (LHI)

2009-2011        Adjunct and programme director at the Art Education                   department at Iceland Academy of the Arts (LHI)

2008-2011        Art Educator at Iceland, Technical Collage, Reykjavík.

2008-2011        Part time lecturer in art education, University of Iceland, school of Education.

2004-2008        Ran Icelandic school for Icelandic children in New York, USA. (part time)

2004-2008        Ran art centre for seniors in Dorchester, Brooklyn, USA. (part time)

2000-2004        Ran Icelandic school for Icelandic children in Geneva, Switzerland. (part time). Art private lessons in Geneva.

1995-2000        Art teacher at Hagaskóli, Reykjavík, lower secondary school.

Selected exhibitions:

Solo

2018     Rivers of collective memories, Nordic Centre Duluth, USA.

2016     LOOKING back-around-forward Valo gallery at the Arktikum. Museum and Arctic Science Centre Rovaniemi. [Text and pictures from exhibition catalogue]

Group

2018     Rovaniemi; Relate North

2016     Take me somewhere,Participatory installation at the exhibition Relate North,     Shetland Island, UK.

2015     Boundaries and bridges: Creating new roles for old traditions, Harpa Reykjavík at the Arctic Circle conference

2016     Take me somewhere,Participatory installation at the exhibition Relate North, Shetland Island, UK.

2015     Boundaries and bridges: Creating new roles for old traditions, Harpa Reykjavík at the Arctic Circle conference

2015    Challenge, Árnes art museum Reykjavík

Selected Curatorial work:

2018     Changes, Geneva

2017     Interwoven, The Nordic House Reykjavík 

2016     Interwoven, Napa Gallery Rovaniemi Finland

2016     New York

2016     New York          

2015    Boundaries and bridges: Creating new roles for old traditions, Harpa Reykjavík at the  Arctic Circle conference

2015     Challenge, Árnes art museum Reykjavík

2013     Relate North, Nordic house Reykjavík

2013     Fire sculpture, Ægissíða Reykjavík

2012     Reykjavík winter festival, Botanical garden Reykjavík

2010     What if not. Exhibition at Hugmyndahús háskólanna Reykjavík Iceland.

Selected presentations

2018     Insea, Aalto University Helsinki, Finland.

2017    With M. Huhmarniemi: Interwoven: A Collective Art-Based Approach at the Relate North conference Rovaniemi Finland

2017     Arctic Handmadeat Nordisk Kulturfond with M. Huhmarniemi:

2017     with Arctic HandmadeRelate North,

2017         Möguleikar lista í menntun til sjálfbærniIcaland Academy of the Arts open lecture.

2016         With G. Finnbogadóttir Relate North, Practicing place: Heritage, Art and Design for creative communities, University of the highlands and Islands, Shetland Scotland.

2015     ACTchen with S. Gollifer.  Helsinki Finland

2014         Relate North, Engagement, Art & Representation, Kautokeino, Norway

2013     Understanding our cultural identities through art: Cultural sustainability, art & art education

2013     Artistic action for sustainability: using study circles with pre-service art teachers

2013     How can art teachers and artists make their education and teaching practise relevant to sustainability in place-specific settings?

2012     Art and sustainability: The effectiveness of place-specific educationTransboundary learning beyond disciplines. Sustainable development (SD) opening up research      dialogues. InSEA, Budapest        http://www.insea2012.org/files/insea_2012_european_regional_conference_abstracts_updated_26_2_2012.pd

2012    Using a memory-based method and art creation in the search for ones identity for cultural sustainability, Cultural Encounters and Northern Reflections in St. Petersburg Russia

2012     Art Education and Sustainability, Hugarflug, Iceland Academy of the Arts

2012     How and why we should consider place and time in education for sustainability? Open lecture at University of Iceland

2012     Rúrí and education for Sustainability, Icelandic National Gallery

2011     Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design, Rovaniemi Finland.

2011     InSEAArt and sustainability, Rovaniemi Finland

2010     DYNDILYNDI Icelandic National Gallery