Auður Ómarsdóttir (b.1988) is a multidisciplinary artist working most commonly in painting, sculpture, photography and drawing. Physicality and observance play a large role in her narrative and inspiration often begins with personal events or elements in her close environment, which she disguises in her visual language. Her works examine the ordinary perceptions of her surroundings as her inner emotional life. With simplifying the inspirations and coding them into abstract forms or wannabe realism, Auður feels as if the autobiographical lyrics and marks get depersonalised or even universal when clashed with these abstractions. After graduating from the Icelandic Art Academy in 2013 Auður has continually exhibited her work in Iceland, Europe and North America.


b. 1988 in Reykjavík, Iceland. 

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2019 - The Art Academy of Contemporary Art, University of Bergen, M.A.

2015 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Theatre and performance

2010-2013 Iceland Academy of the Arts, B.A. Fine Art

2009-2010 Reykjavik school of Visual Art, foundation in fine art


solo exhibitions

2018 In off the post, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, IS

2018 The Legendary Saloon, (online)

2018 Zoom, Gallery Outvert, Ísafjörður, IS

2017 Parallels, Kjallarinn, Geysir Heima, Reykjavík, IS

2017 MAN I feel like a Woman, Gallery Hvítspói, Akureyri, IS

2017 GIRL, A.M. concept space, Reykjavík, IS

2017 Situations, Reykjavik Museum of photography, Reykjavík, IS

2017 A few abstract romantic pieces, Langi gangur Myndlistarfélagsins, Akureyri Art Museum, IS

2016 From the front to the beginning, Gallery Port, Reykjavík, IS

2015 Mountain, Ekkisens, Reykjavík, IS

2014 Enter. Space, gallery Wind and Weather, Reykjavík, IS

selected group exhibitions

2018 Á snærum, Gallerý Port, Reykjavík, IS

2018 Le grand salon de noel, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík, IS

2018 Roobios This way !, Laugardalslaug, Reykjavík, IS

2018 Journey Home, Wind and weather window gallery, Reykjavik Arts Festival, IS

2018 26 days later, BAiR Emerging Artists 2018 group show, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada

2017 Norður og Niður music and art festival curated by Sigurrós, Harpan, Reykjavík, IS

2017 Port nr 3, Gallery Port, Reykjavik, IS

2017 Summer group show, Akureyri Art Museum, IS

2017 Plan B Art Festival, Borgarnes, IS

2015 Video art selection, Kunstschlager Salon, Reykjavík Art Museum, IS

2015 Mara, SÍM / The association of Icelandic visual artists, Reykjavík, IS

2014 Artist of the week, Kunstschlager, Reykjavík, IS

2013 La Danza De Los Muertos, La Calaca festival, San Miguel de Allende, MX

2013 Graduation exhibition / Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik Art Museum, IS

2012 Rætur, Ketilhúsið, Akureyri, IS

2011 Homies where my heart is, Laufásvegur 14, Reykjavík, IS

2011 Artíma gallery nr. 1, Smiðjustígur, Reykjavík, IS

2010 List er snilld, Laufásvegur 14, Reykjavík, IS

performances / projects

2018 Participation in performance, The Secret of the Ooze by Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson, Everybody’s Spectacular International performance festival, Reykjavík Art Museum, IS

2017 Looking for a man to paint me, Hvítþvottur / White wash, Ekkisens, IS

2016 Reading my iphone notes without censorship, Beyond Human Impulses, Mengi, Reykjavík, IS

2015 Participation in performance, Plato’s Parable of Light 3D, Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson, Sequences Art Festival, Reykjavík, IS

2015 Participation and collaboration, Framköllun by Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Hafnarborg, IS

2015 The Death Room, LungA, Seyðisfjörður, IS

2014 Participation in performance, SPASMS, The Five Live Lo-Fi by Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson, Kling & Bang, Reykjavík, IS

2012 Curating, Rætur, Akureyri Art Museum / Ketilhúsið, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, IS


awards / residencies 

2018 Benediktson Fellowship Fund for Icelandic Artists, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada

2018 BAiR Emerging artists 2018, residency, BANFF Art Centre, Canada 

2018 The Icelandic Visual Arts fund

2012 Town of Akureyri, Grant


publications / press

2018 WINNING: Auður Ómarsdóttir Goes For Gold At Kling & Bang, by John Rogers for the Reykjavik Grapevine

2018 –2018, archives from sketchbooks, self published

2017 Seen Zine, interview

2017 Murder magazine, photography

2017 HA magazine

2017 Gaf sér gjöf frá fyrstu ástinniMenningin, Icelandic national TV, RÚ

2017 Sýnir í glænýju rými í Geysiinterviewed by Stefán Þór Hjartarsson 

2017 The Icelandic artist mixing autobiography with bizarre found photographsby Benoit Louiseau for i-D online

2017 The magic of analogue photographyby Ivana Dzamic for Lomography magazine

2016 Dogme ljósmyndun inn á Goldfingerinterviewed by Stefán Þór Hjartarson for

2016 Pairs Project, printed, editorial and cover in annual dogme photography magazine

2016 Fjarsamband Auðar Ómarsdótturinterviewed by Guðni Tómasson for Víðsjá, Icelandic national radio, Rás 1

2016 FJARSAMBAND / LJÓÐABÓK AUÐAR ÓMARSDÓTTUR, ArtZine, online art magazine

2016 Fjarsamband /// Contractions, book of texts and drawings, self published

2015 Leitin að heilaga fjallinu rannsökuðinterviewed by Gyða Lóa Ólafsdóttir for