Lawnya Vawnya | Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir Hirt – It’s The Media Not You!
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Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir Hirt – It’s The Media Not You!

About This Project

Katrin I Jonsdottir Hjordisardottir (b. 1982) lives in Brooklyn, New York. Katrin is Icelandic visual artist and Living Art Museum member since 2008. Katrin graduated from Icelandic Academy of the Art with BA degree in Fine Art (2008) and received BA in Art History & Art Theory (2012) from the University of Iceland. Katrin is currently pursuing her MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York as a Fulbright Grantee. Katrin´s art works appears in different media and often talks about social political issues. There is a fine line between life and art in her works specially when it comes to her performances. According to Katrin, art can save the world. She is co-funder of Artima gallery and board member of Sequences Real-Time Art Festival since 2012. Katrin is also a board member of Endemi art publication and director of a visual web media about Icelandic art today.

It´s the media not you is a collaborative performance art research residency which uses performance art as artistic medium, as well as the methodology in itself. Three artists Eva Ísleifs, Katrín Inga H.J. and Rakel McMahon will investigate the use and effects of performance art in both their individual and shared practices. The artists will work live within the Main Gallery space at Eastern Edge from April 17 to 26. The artists will also be participating in Lawnya Vawnya’s Talk Show event during their festival which happens concurrently with this exhibition.