The Nordic Guest Studio- Tumi Magnússon + Ráðhildur Ingadóttir (IS)

Event type: 
The Nordic Guest Studio
1 Dec 2016 to 20 Dec 2016


Magnússon and Ingadóttir have been invited for a residency in December in collaboration with Slakthusateljéerna in Stockholm and Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seyðisfjörður. The presentations and the residency is organized by Malin Pettersson Öberg and My Lindh, Slakthusateljéerna, in collaboration with The Nordic Art Association, as part of the artist-run exchange project Slakthusateljéerna + Air d’Islande (2014 - 2016).

Tumi Magnússon was born in Iceland in 1957. His early exhibited works included objects, photographs and 8mm films. In the early eighties he began experimenting with drawing and painting. His motives were figurative and equally informed by the free painting style of the period and by conceptual art. Over the following decade he experimented with the boundaries of painting as a medium, and his work evolved into installations of paintings and murals. This in turn led to his use of the photograph as a medium for installational wall works, or photo-murals, and to video/sound installations.  Today he primarily works with multi-channel video and audio where the sound part plays an increasingly important role. His installations often have a strong site specific element, and he has maintained an adventurous and experimental approach to art.  He likes to introduce an element of surprise in his works, and to grapple with the unexpected and the impossible. 

Tumi Magnússon was a professor at the Iceland Academy of Art from 1999 to 2005, and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art from 2005 to 2011. He currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark, and spends his summers in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.

Ráðhildur Ingadóttir was born in Reykjavík in Iceland in 1959. Ingadóttir's artistic approach includes text, drawings, wall paintings and videos, elements that are often incorporated into expansive installations. She has through the years exhibited extensively in Europe. Ráðhildur Ingadóttir was a regular visiting lecturer at the Iceland Academy of the Arts from 1992-2002 and has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She was a member of the board of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik from 2000 to 2002. During that time she curated for the Living Art Museum the first in a series of exhibitions with young artists, ”Grassroots”, as well as organizing an event with the pioneer electronic composer Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson. She also co-curated with Tumi Magnússon the shows “The Wollemi Pine” in Kopavogur Art Museum in1995, and “Nasasjon” in Gallery Olschewski&Behm, Frankfurt in 2011. Ingadóttir now lives and works in Copenhagen and Seydisfjördur. Works in public collections include The National Gallery of Iceland, The Reykjavík Art Museum and The Living Art Museum.


Slakthusateljéerna + Air d'Islande is an exchange and collaborative project initiated by Malin Pettersson Öberg and Ari Allansson in 2014. The purpose has been to create exchanges and networks between artists and cultural producers in Iceland, France and Sweden, as well as to enquire approaches to places and cultural identity. Slakthusateljéerna + Air d'Islande has resulted in a series of residencies, presentations and conversations between artits and self-organized  platforms, a.o. through the exhibition Impossible Possession at Slakthusateljéerna 2015 and the screening and conversation Translating Places and Constructing Landscapes at the Project room of Iaspis 2015. The exchange is organized in collaboration with The Nordic Art Association in Stockholm and with Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seyðisfjörður and has been carried out with support from the Nordic Culture Point, Nordisk kulturfond, and Iaspis - The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists.

this residency project was made possible with the support of :